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Page 1, line 38, /w ' Herkinth ' read ' Herknith ' 
„ — ,, — for 'ihe' read 'Ihc' 
„ 6, ,, 16, /or ' labour * »farf ' lobour ' 
„ — ,, 11, /or ' nostre ' read ' Tostre ' 
for ' ili ' read ' K ' 
addy ' Printed in Ellis's OrigiHol Letten, second series, iii. 

pp. 288, 289.' 
aeld, 'See Sanderson's Life of Charles I. pp. 160, 161.' 
ituert, ' MiacdUmea, Lib. i. TA. 74.' 

for 'Miiii* read 'M'.iiii*.' 

insert, ' See Torelli's Archimedes, p. 146.' 
for ' apparently of French ' i-ead ' of Italian '. The arms of 
Ferdinand of Arragon are emblazoned at the foot of the 
first page. 
152, „ 20, The chronicle is now published in the series of Rerum Bri- 
tannicarum medii jEvi Scriptores, by the Rev. F. Hin- 
geston, 1858. 
160, „ 29, for ' ransferra' read 'transferre' 
163, „ 1 3, for ' TractuB ' read ' Tractatus ' 

221, „ 30, /or ' thee ' Jfarf ' ther ' 

222, ,, I, Tanner refers to this MS. by the name Consolatio sibi a tene 

230, ,, 21, /or 'donz' rea<i *douz' 

233, ,, last line, for ' in ' read ' en ' 

238, „ 20, for 'mure' read 'mirre' 

240, ,, 20, /or 'Huls' jwid 'Halle.' De/e (?) 

242, „ i, /or ' sibbilicatis ' rearf * sillabicatis ' 

— „ 20, for ' r^ine ' read ' Tegni ' 
-43j », 16, /or ' desperanda ' rea<2 ' de speranda ' 

— „ 7, and p. 248, 1. 34, for ' 1422 ' read ' i455 ' 

— „ 34. for ' 1476 ' read ' 1456 ' 

— y, 35, /or '17 'read '15' 
395, „ I, for ' On Scipio's dream ' read 'the Assembly of Fowls ' 

dde ' the Assembly of Fowls and' 

for ' Nasmyth ' read ' Naamith ' 

for '% t' read '§ 4' 

for ' Lakeham ' read ' Lakenham ' 

for ' University ' read ' University of 

for 'colebet' read 'colebat' 

transpose ' in characters ' ' phonetically ' 

transpose ' anonymous ' ' translation —found ' 

for 'Hyginus, 1570,' read 'Firmicus, 155 1.' 




























Catali:ic):iie of iHanustript^i. 

1396 Qg. I. 1. 

A small but very thick folio, on parchment, 633 leaves, chiefly 
double columns, of about 36 lines each, well written in a hand of 
the former half of the xivth century; several diagrams and other 
illuminations ; imperfect at the end. 

A LARGE COLLECTION OF POETRY, chicfly iu the Romaucc lan- 
guage, with some treatises in prose. 

Two tables of contents ai"e prefixed (fol. 1 to foL 6o) ; but they give a 
most inadequate idea of what follows. 

1. ' Urbane curteis^ en Romance.' 
Begins (fol. 6 b) : 

Une sage home de graunt valour 
Ki iadis uesquist en honur. 

2. A few proverbs in tlie same metre (fol. 7 b). 

3. '^ Art de Kalendere, en Romance.' 

Begins (foL 8 a): 

De geste ne uoil pas chaunter 
Ne veilles estories cunter. 
On fol. 16 a, col. 2, the author calls himself Ravf, and states that he 
composed his work in 1256. The colophon adds (fol. 16 6, col. 1) his sur- 
name : De compotu secundum Radulphum de Lyxham (see Oudinus, de 
Scriptor. iil 237). His portrait is most probably preserved in the initial 

4. Three short pieces in Latin, entitled Be Baptismo^ Be 
Utilitate visionis Corporis Christie Utilitates Missce (fol. 165). 

5. ^ Lumiere as Lais, en Romance.' 
Begins (after a long introductorj- Prayer, fol. 21 6) : 

Ore comence le romaunz 

Qui n est pas as fous ne as enfaunz. 



The first table of contents at the beginning of the volume is an analysis 
of this treatise. The author was Pekes (Peter) de Pecchamb (fol. 17 a). 
It is a kind of Summa TheologuB arranged in the form of a dialogue, and 
divided into six books. 

Ends (fol. Ilia): 

Cest pater noster et aue marie 
A la dame qe pur nous prie 
Si issi seit sun fiz iesu Crist 
Amen amen issi finist. 

6. * De les xv signes deuaunf le iour de iugement^ 
Begins (fol. Ill a, col. 1) : 

Ciez tuz comunalment 
Dount nostre sire nous reprent. 

7. A short extract from Aristotle, beginning ' Quo cibo 
nutriatur in corpore conceptus,"' is added to fill up the column 
(fol. 1 13 J, col. 1). 

8. ' Bo)naunce de Amour'' [i. e. Charity]. 

Begins (fol. 1136, col. 2): 

Amour, amour ou estes vous 
Certes en mult poi de lays 
Kar ieo nc os. 
It contains many severe strictures on the morals of the times. The 
writer, if we may judge from the occurrence of such words as * wapentak * 
(fol. 1166, col. 1), was from the north of England. 

9. '■Alcuns de les prophecies et des merueilles, qe Merlin dit 
en soun temps, de Engletere e des reis qe unt este puis le temps 
le rei Henri le derein qe nasquist a Wincestre, e de euz qe serrunt 
pur tuz iours mes en Engletere de lur auentures quenz il serrunt 
hons ou matiueis, moles ou dures :'' in prose. 

Begin8(fol. 120 a, col. 2): 

Un aiguel vcndra hors qe auera blaunche laung. 
Cf. Geoffrey of Monmouth, Lib. vii. c. 3. The ' late' king alluded to in 
the title was Henry III., bom at Winchester in 1207. 

10. A small Latin extract, De Perjurio. 

11. * Liure de la passioun nostre Seignur Jent Oriitf en 
Engleis :' the title given in the table of contents. 

Begins (fol. 122 a): 

Merknith alle the wolle you telle 

Of much pitie in mi spellc. 
For other copies of this Passion, see above, Dd. i. 1, § 1 • 


12. ^Les Euangelies de tuz les Dominikes par one od Inr 


These metrical Homilies proceed in the usual course from Advent (ct 
above, Dd. i. 1, § 4). After a long dedication, *a sa trechiere dame Aline' 
(foL 135 a to fol. 139 b), the exposition commences : 

Ihesus uint pres d une cite 

Qui Jerusalem est apele 

E quant il vint a Bethfege 

Qi est al munt Oliue. 
Ends (foL261a, col. 2): 

Ici finent les domenees 

Breuement espuns e endites. 

Ore prie tuz ke les vient e dient 

K il pur Robert de Gretham prient 

Ki Deu meintenge si sa vie 

Ki par li sert en sa baUlie 

Amen Amen chescun en die. 
Nothing more appears to be known of the author. 

13. '■ Septem Psalmi Penitencie :'' single column. 
Begins (fol. 261 «, col. 2) : 

Deu en tes vengemens ne me pemez Sire 
En ceste siecle present si me chastiez sanz ire. 

] 4. ' Romawnce del Aue Maria:'' title in the table of contents. 
Begins (fol. 264 a, coL 2) : 

Ave tresduce Marie, aue gloriouse. 

15. ^ De les cine ioies nostre Dame.^ 
Begins (foL 265 a, coL 1): 

Vous ke nostre dame amez. 

16. ''Del assumpcioun nostre Dame seinte Marie:'' single 

Begins (fol. 265 6): 

Seignurs ore escutez ke Deu vous beneie 
Pur sa mort doleruse ki nous dona la vie. 

17. "" Le liure de les Lamentaciuns nostre Dame seinte Marie:'' 
single column. 

Begins (fol. 272 a): 

Pur ceus et pur eels ki n'entendunt quant oient lire Latin. 
This poem is substantially the same as Dd. i. 1, § 2. 

18. ' Ze tretiz ki mun seignur Gattter de Bitheswer/ Jisit a ma- 
dame Dyonise de Mouiaechensi pur aprise de langage.'' This is 
only part of a prolix title. 

* b2 


(Fol. 280 fl — foL 294 a). Tlie treatise is in French verse, so written as to 
admit of interlineations : and in many cases the English words corresponding 
to the more difficult parts of the text are inserted in red ink, 

19. ' La Manuel de Fecchez.'' 
Begins(fol. 294/>, col. 1); 

La uertu del seint espirit 
Nous seit aidaunt en ceste escrit. 
See, respecting the authorship, Ee. i. 20, § 1. 

20. '■ Le Brut^ coment li bon rei Edtoard gaigna Escotz e 
GaUs :'' single column. 

Begins (fol. 328 h) : 

Ky volt oyr des reys coment chescune vesquist 
En le iUe de Brutus Bretainne appeller feist 

Ki volt sauer la geste des g^untz e de petit 
La pregnye de dan Peres ke lad mis en escrit. 
De nostre reis Edward Schafeld li requist 
Recorder la geste : escuter cum il dist. 
This is the Chronicle of Peter Langtoft, which was translated into English 
by Robert de Brunne. The translation only b in print, ed. Hearne, 1726. 
Ends with the following stanza (fol. 345 h) : 

For pare wer )»ai bal brend 
He kauged ham jiidre kend 

And dreued to dote 
For scottes at Dunbar 
Haucd at j)ayre gan char 

Schame of |»ar note 
Wer neuer dogges )>erc 
Hurled out of herre 
Fro coylthe ne cotte. 

21. A few lines, in Latin, on the Joys of heaven. 

22. ' Le ymage du mounde,^ or ' La descripcioun de toute le 
mounde^ en Roraaunce : ' sixty chapters and twenty-eight dia- 
grams. A table of contents is prefixed : double columns. 

Begins (foL 347 a, col. 1): 

Ki vcot entendre a ceste liure 

E sauoir coment il deit viure 

E aprendrc tiel clcrgie 

Dunt mcuz viuera tout sa vie. 
Breaks off (fol. 38'J b, col. 2) : 

Ac ici deuaunt vous escrit est 

Coment li firmament fct est. 
The diagrams, which are coloured, are very curious. 


The treatise relates chiefly to natural philosophy, learning, and the 
liheral arts. On the English version of it printed by Caxton in 1481, see 
Dibdin's Typog. Antiq. 1. 101 sq. 

23. *Du bounte des Femniez^ 
Begins (fol. 390 V) : 

Cil fableurs trop me greuent 
De rimeur qe ne seuent 
Rimer counter for de fable 
Escutez vn dist creable. 

24. ^ Credo in Deum^ en Romance'' (fol. 392 6). 

25. ' Pater noster, en Fraunceis' (Ibid.) 

26. ^ Ave Maria, en Fraunceis'' (Ibid.) 

27. Prognostications derived from the day of the week on 
icMch Christmas falls, (cf. Ff. v. 48, §§18, 22). 

Begins (fol. 393 a): 

Ici comence la reison 

Del tens del ane e de la selsoun. 

28. A short piece in Latin, with the title Qiiando puer 
nascitur. (fol. 393 6, id. 1). 

29. '' De etate hominis' (Ibid. col. 2) : in Latin. 

30. ' De sanguinis minucione' (Ibid.) : in Latin. 

31. ^De recepcione medicinarum'' (foL 394 a, col. 1): in 

32. ' De tonitruo experimenkC [i. e. prognostications] : fol. 
394 b : in Latin. 

33. ' Sentencie Danielis^'* or ' Soungarii de Daniel le prophete" 
[rules for the interpretation of dreams] : fol. 394 b to fol. 397 b : 
in Latin. 

34. ' De Sacrameniis Ecclesie :" in Latin. 
Begins (fol. 397 h) : 

Quot sunt sacramenta Ecclesie? septem: que patent per hos 

35. * La Romance del seinte croyz e de Adam nostre primere 
pieri [the common legend, coauecting the wood of the Cross with 
the Tree of Life]. 

Begins (fol. 399 h) : 

Qui vodra sauer e oyer de la verrai croiz. 


36. A short extract, entitled '•Inuenit Jeronimus in annalihus 
Judeorum de xv diebm ante diemjudici€ (fol. 402 5, col. 2). 

37. ' Compendmm historiarum Bihlie? 
Begins (fol. 403 fl): 

Vos qui concupiscitis statura vestrum scire 
Hec sigina tractabitis que dant inuenire. 
Ends (fol. 404 6): 

De relicta repetit erit maledictus. 

38. ' Miraculum sancte Marie Virginis,"^ or ' Une hele miracle 
de nostre Dame.'' 

Begins (fol. 404 6, col. 2) : 

Entre lea oueraines de charite. 

Ke ad fet la reyne par sa pite. 
End8(fol. 406/>, col. 2): 

Benoit soit la mere nostre seignur 

Par qe est acheue cele iceste labour. Amen. 

39. ' Liure de la Pochalipse [i. e. the Revelation], en Fraun- 
ceis^ od les exposicions,'' or ^ La Pocalipse, en Romance;'' with 
fifty-five illuminations. 

After the Preface (fol. 407) follows a translation of chap. 1, vv. 9 sq. : 
E Johan nostre frere est parcener en tribulacioun e en regne, en 
pacience en Jhu Christ fu en vn ysle qe est apelee Pathmos pur la 
parole Dieu e testemonie Jhu Crist. E fu en espirit per vne dymaine... 
At least one leaf is wanting after fol. 421 and fol. 423. 
Ends (fol. 4396): 

. . .e nous doint issi en li viure e morir qe nous puissiun oue li en sa 
glorie en cors e en alme saunz fin regner. Amen. 

40. ' Le Liure qe est appelee le Set Sages, en Uomaunce? 
Begins (foL 440 a) : 

A Rome out vne empercour qi out a noun Dioclicien... 
Respecting the nature and origin of this work, see above, Dd. i. 17, § 21. 

41. '' De Phisenemie' [Physiognomy], in prose. 
Begins (fol. 4G4 6): 

Ove ceste phisenemie voudra iugcr ne mette la sa entente en vn soul 

42. 'Xa nature de home par sa naissaunce'' [a series of prog- 
nostications] : fol. 466 h to fol. 469 a. 

43. ' XVII Pointz qe deiueni esire en confession' (fol. 469 a). 

44. '■ Inquisiciones generales in con/essionibus'' (fol. 470 a): 
in Latin. 


45. * Expositio Orationis Dominice' (fol. 470 h) : in Latin. 

46. ' De Origine et Pena Pilati :' in Latin. 

Begins (fol. 472 h) : 

Rex fuit quidam qui puellam nomine Pilam filiam cuiusdam molen- 
dinarii nomine Atus... 

47. ' Quel vaut meuz a amer gentil clerc ou cMualer.'' 

Begins (foL 474 a) : 

Ki auenturez veut oir e ver 

II ne puet touz iours demorer. 
Ends (fol. 476 fc): 

Mieuz est li clers a amer 

Qe ill orgoLUouse chiualer. 

48. ^ Le liure de Hend'ing^ or '■ Les Prouerhis de Rending:'' 
in English verse. 

The first proverb is (fol. 476 6) : 

"VVel is him fat wel ende mai. 
To which the following explanation is added : 

Ne mai no man J^at is in londe 

For nojjing ])at he mai fonde 
Wonni at home and spede 

So fele ])ewis for to leme 

So he ]'at had isowt yeme 
Auentures in fele dede. 
Each proverb is in like manner illustrated by a single stanza. 

49. ''Les En/antesces nostre Seignur quant il esteit en iere od 

la uie.'' » 

Begins (fol. 479 h) : 

Ore vous dirrai de vne enfaunt 
Quant en tere fut conuersaunt. 

50. ^ Le Brute denglefere abrege:'' in prose. 
Begins (fol. 4846): 

Escotez beau seignurs vous qe volez oir des reis e ieo vous cunterai 

coment Engletere primez comenca. 

This meagre abstract ends at the death of Edward I., whose merits it 

celebrates in verse (fol. 489). Two stanzas are added, one in French, the 

other in English, reflecting as it seems upon the maladministration of 

Edw. II. 

51. On the military *■ feoda'' of England and the ^cantreda^ 
of Ireland (fol. 489 6, col. 2). 


52. * Qualiter caput hominis situatur,'' or ' Descrlpcioun del 
teste de Jioine :"' with a model not unlike those of modern phreno- 
logers : in Latin. 

It refers to the Summa of Aquiiias, who died in 1274. 

53. '' AvA:toritates^ or '■ Les auctoritez de Job e des ant res 
Docturs:'' in Latin (fol. 491 a to fol. 4945). 

The majority are extracts from St Augustine, St Bernard, Gregory the 
Great ; a few being added from the sacred writers. 

54. ' Liure de Sydrac le 'philosophe qest apele le liure de la 
fontaigne de touies sciences:'' or, more accurately, in fol. 496 5, 

''Les Questions qe le roi Boctus demanda de Sydrac le pliilosoplie; 
[a Romance of Eastern philosophy]. 

After a long table of contents the treatise begins (fol. 505 «) : 

Av tens le roi Boctus al leuant roi de vne graunt prouince que est 
cntre Jude e Perse... 
Respecting this long and elaborate romance, see Warton, Engl. Poetry, i. 
145, ed. 1840, and on its translation into English verse, IIM. n. 305, 306. 

55. ' Les propretes des Femmes^ en Komaunz.'' 
Begins (fol. 627 «) : 

Oiez seignurs e escutez 
E a ma parole entendez 
Ki en femme trop met sa cure 
Souent sera saunz honure. 

56. * Confessio^" or ' Coment Jiome se deii con/esser :' in French : 
(fol. 628 a). 

57. ' Oratio de Sancta Maria:\ in Latin : (fol. 629 «, col. 1). 

68. '■Les xxxii Folies:^ in French: (fol. 629a, col. 2). 

69. '' Miracula heatce Virginis' (fol. 6295 to fol. 633 5). 
A series of religious anecdotes, imperfect at the end. See Ff. i. 14, § 19. 
Trace of ownership, in a hand of the xvii th century : ' Bought of Mr 


1397 Gg. I. 2. 

An octavo, on silky paper, containing 326 leaves, paged, 
each page containing from 20 to 30 lines, written in a cursive 
Greek character of the xvth century, some pages being left 
blank. The larger capitals are ornamented, and, as well as the 
other capitals and some of the musical notes, are written in red. 
The Greek titles are supplied by the MS. 


Some French possessor (perhaps J. B. Hautin) has prefixed a 
Latin syllabus of the contents. 

1. ' Aoyj) cvv Qew ay up twv crrjfxaoiwv t% TreuTaciKt]^ "^ 
Te-vyrfs' Ttav re aviouTwv /cat kutiovtwu au)fxaT(vv re Kai irvev- 
fxaTiav Koi Tra<XJ]S •yeipovo/j.'ia^ Kai OKoXouO'ia^ avuTeOe/nevcov 6t9 
ai/rrju irapa twv KaTo. Kaipov^ avaoefy^devTwv TTOtrjTWV TraXaiwv 
re KOI vewvJ 

^Kp)^, fif(nf, TtXor, Kai (rv<mjiia voPTtov rav aTjfiabitop to utov eWi' 
j^tapis yap tovtov oil KaTopBovrat. (fxavrj, (fol. 1.) 

The work contains opos pova-ti^s, opos (ficovTJs, opos (fidoyyov, several 
pieces set to music, tables, &c. 

The last words of the treatise are set to music, and are as follows : 

JIvfvpaTa Ttaaapa, errra <^<t}va\, hiiikaapos, kcu. rp'ia KpaTrjpara, (VTf)(y<as 
(TvvTedfpeva Tzapa ^laavvov roxi KovKOv^ekr] Ka\ tAaloTOpos. (fol. 2.) 

For Johannes Cucuzeles, see Smith's Diet. Gr. ^ Rom. Biog. VoL n. 
p. 594. None of his works appear to be edited. 

2. ' Ylepl api9fj.r]TiKrj^, €K t^9 tou Niico^ia^oy fiepiKij €k- 


'lareov on 6 8vo api6p6s Xeyrrai aprios, 6 rpia irfpirros. (f. 21.) 
Ends with a scale at the head of which stand the words. 

To apTtov buupeirai (Is dpTiaxis apriov, ntpiaadpTiov, dprionepiTTov. 

3. 'Toy avTov airo tou /3. /3t/3\ioi; [Tr^e^t'... 

A blank space left after [irjcpi not filled up. 

Begins : 

*Eav yap Xa^is (sic) 8vo povdSas, oretS^ laat elaiv dXX]]\ais, (fun^ 
aies yap Ka\ aSiaiperoi) Kai TToXXoffXacruicrets avras or oXXijXar, diacmj/xa 
ov voi^aeis aXXa to airro ytjnjacToi. (foL 22.) 

Ends : 

. ..Kai ajrXws «^ tvayriav tov iraPTOs ij trvvdfais' toiovtov els to tuv apiO- 
fiSv yivos' TO yap tovto dSiaiperov. (fol. 24.) 

Illustrated with geometrical figures. For these arithmetical works 
see Smith's Diet. Biogr. s. v. Xicomachus. 

4. * 2i/XXo'y>7 Xc'^ccoy OTro tov vo/ulov.' 

* Or possibly nratn-oiair^i. The MS. has traraSiKfj^. 


Begins : 

B/jfj3fi'co Kara Aarivovs t6 rtfiva' xai Ppt^ira ij (rvvroftia, (fol. 24 
verso.) (Cf. Boiss. Anec. Gr. T. i. p. 410.) 

fyKcofuaad^vai as Xoyior (ibidem). 

5. A scale of Pythagorean numbers (aa/3, aj^y, ayS, &c.), 
but having no title : arranged in four columns, headed respectively, 
V(poi, fierpio^, era/o^j?, aTra^aSwu. (fol. 25.) This table is fol- 
lowed by another (fol. 29) in nine columns, headed Kal vvv Kal 
dei, which is followed by a Pythagorean letter, entitled, 

* YlvOayopov vUrj koi rjrra (MS. ^rras) : Wvdayopaf; Ti;- 
\avyri "^a'lpeiv.' 

Begins (fol. 57) : 

IIoXXo TvaOatv Koi TToXXa 7retpa«ras. 

The Epistle treats of divination by numbers. It has been partially 
edited by Orelli in his Collect. Epist. Orcec. p. 52, but his work only 
contains the first few lines. The remainder contains divers diagrams 
and mystical numbers, &c. ; and ends with a magical receipt for catching 
a thief. See also Orelli's remarks, p. 301. 

6. 'Ae^ejy jSjoa^etai €k re twu tov ^oipopoaKov, /coJ 
Malc^ifxov, Mayiarpov Qw/iAa ypa/JL/iaTiKov, Aoyyijidplov, Kal 

Begins (fol. 32) : 

'AKpaala : irav to TrtpiTTov' aKpatria Ka\ iq dvapaXla' dxpaaia atv 
pafiia Koi avota. 
Ends : 

...a>Ka Ta\(ms. (fol. 43 verso.) 
This treatise seems not to be published in this form. 

7. ' Qeoooa'tov ypafXfxaTiKov 'AXe^avopew^ irepi irpoawoiwu. 
The Preface begins : 

Ufpl ypap.paTt.Krii ypa(f)tip npodtptvos, k. t. X. (fol. 44.) 'icrTtov toI- 
wv <ot 6 Qpn^ AiouiKTios 6 jrepl rap tj \6yov ptpmp 8i8a^as ijpasf k,t.\. 
as in the MS. mentioned by Fabricius, Vol. vn. p. 34. Ilamb. 1725. 
The treatise itself commences thus : 

QfohoiTiov ypappaTiKoii '\\(^av8p€a)s ntpl npocrwbiup. irpoaroliuu 
(liTi i' o^tia, flipa\(la, k. t. X. 

...rrjp iiTK^opap roip dvo (rvp<p(op<ov. (fol. 50.) 
By way of appendix is given an account of Dionysius Thrax, beginning, 
Aioin/crtor yivos ftiv vlbs AtOKVcrtov ^KKt^apbpitat, k. t. X. 



...Kara fitpos beiawfi. (fol. 50 verso.) 

This appears to be an unedited treatise. A Commentatio upon it by 
Peyron is published with Sturzius' edition of Orion Thebanus,-pp. 236 — 242. 
Lips. 1820. For some further remarks see Gottling's preface to Theo- 
dosius irepi ypafjifjLaTiKijs, pp. xii — xiv. Lips. 1822. 

8. ' Ovonacria ixtjvwv.' 

Fol. 51 consists of a catalogue of the names of Roman, Egyptian, 
Macedonian, and Cappadocian months, arranged in four columns : also 
of a catalogue of Greek, Hebrew, Bithynian, and Cyprian months, simi- 
larly arranged in four columns. Published by Cramer in Anec. Gr. Oxon. 
T. Ill, pp. 402, 403, but the Macedonian months are absent. 

9. * Ae^iKov Trepl TrvevnaTwv eKkeyev e/c twv Trepl wvev- 
M-ariov Tpv(pwvo^, yioipo(io(jKov^ QeoccopiTov Kai eTcpwu, Kal 
avTiypa(poi9 oia<p6pot^ avTij^XtjOevTcov Kal opOwOevTcov.' (fol. 61 

Begins : 

A^PXt '■"^ o aroi^fiov. to a irpo eavrov •^■tXovrat, k. t. X. 
Ends (fol. 64 6) : 

. . .TOVTCDV Se Kai €Ttpa riva TrXeicrra evpois [av] eV TOis epaynjfJiatTt Kal 
ev TO) npaTw ttXtjv ov koto. <rTOi)(flov , 
Published by Scapula at the end of his Lexicon; but this MS. has 
a variety of fTrififpia-poi at the end which are not contained there. 

10. ' UapayyeXfJiaTa coiko, avvTeXovvTa et? 6p9oypa(piav.* 
Begins : 

BoXXo), OTcXXo), riXXco dta 8vo XX eiri iveararoSf cttI 8c /xeXXovrof di ivos 
(fol. 65). 

...avbpapiov Koi ei ti op.otov (foL 706). 

11. * ^PX'I ^^^ ^^V "^^^ epioTrj/xciTwv twv eTTiciopOwOfVTwv 
irapa Kvpiov y>\avovr]\ tov ^locyvoirovXov.' 

Begins (fol. 73) : 

Tt earn irpocrcoBia ; 
Ends (fol. 232) with ra rpia ptprj Trjs prjToptidji arranged in a table. 
For this work see Smith's Diet. Biogr. under Moschopulus. It ap- 
pears that it has been more than once printed. 

12. ' Tod TrepiTtfxov ev (pi\o<j6<poi^ Kvp'iov Mi^ajJX tov 
TeAXou avi'Tofio^ e^tjyrjfTi^ Trepl avvTU^ew^ rj Trepl tov fit] 
aoXoiKii^etv' Kal Trepl jSapiSaptauov ev tw fieTa^v tovtcov' Kal 
Trepi avvTa^ew^ TrpoOeaewv Kal pTj/iciTicv.' 


Begins (fol. 233) : 

*Okt<» tta-i (sic) TTovTa to. fUprj tov \6yov. 

Ends (fol. 246 b) : 

...(Is av t) fls ov. 

This work of Psellus appears to be unnoticed by Fabricius, and to bo 
unedited. It consists of a variety of grammatical sections, e. g. irfpt 
TTpoarcoTrav, TTtpl Tov pev (rvvbeapov, irepl ru>v y yevHv, irepl fnippr}paTU)V, &C. 
After this work follows a variety of short pieces (occupying about four 
pages), in prose and verso, accompanied by scholia. Tlioy are by Chris- 
tian authors, and relate to Lazarus, Christ, and the Apostles. 

13. * A<p9oi'iov <jo<pi(JTov irpoyvpLvacrnaTa' wv a\ ap-val 
n6vovZ^e: (fol. 249.) 

This is merely an enumeration of the definitions and chapters of the 
work of Aphthonius. Their Greek titles agree with those given in 
Walz's edition {Rhet. Gr. Vol. i. pp. 65—120). After this (fol. 250) fol- 
lows a little notice of Hermogenes, and an abstract of his araarus. 

14. * Ile^I Xoyoypacp'ia^'* 
Begins (fol. 267) : 

Uaaa Xuyov Ibea fie pepav oKTa avyKflrai, evvoias, Xe^fWf, a^rj^ATotUy 
pf668ov, K(6\(t)p, (rvvOijKrjs, dvanava-tws Koi pvdpov' Trtpt cap diSd^opiv 
(Tf <is iyx<i>pf1. 
Ends (fol. 261): 

...KOI TO TOiavra. 
See Dd. v. 29. (Vol. i. p. 266.) 

15. *'Yov ay'iov E7n(paviov (sic) irepi /ucTpwv Kat crTudficoi/.' 
Begins (fol. 261): 

Kopos a [tov p68ioi X, 6 XeyfTOt X'^P' X^P ^*yfat o""^ ^f ^ov /3ovvo0 

Ends (fol. 2646): 

. . . KovaraSia uv8pfs^ 

Bears but little resemblance to the work of St Epiphanius (Vol. ii. 
pp. 158 — 184,ed. Pet.) ; but is partially taken from it. Compare the begin- 
ning with p. 177 D. 

After this work follow a variety of grammatical excerpts, or little trea- 
tises, mostly without titles, which seem to belong to the late Byzantine 
school, and to agree in part with the ypappariK^ tlaayotyi] of Thuodorus 
Gaza, edited by Aldus. (Venet. 1495.) 

The first is a work on the prepositions. It begins, ^larriov ii on »; «f 
(cat ij tK Ka\ »7 anh Km >; 7Tpi> Koi yj avri ptra yfviKfjs (rvmaatrtTat (fol. 266, 
cf. Theodor. Intr. Gr. Big. I. A. ii. ed. Aid.). After it follows one on the 


persons, beginning, 'lartov 8e ort navra ra 6v6fUiTa koI iraaai al aprawfiiai 
etai rpiTov TrpoawTrov (fol. 268) : to this succeeds a work entitled (ttCKvo-is 
Tav OTfprjTiKav fiopicov Koi fTriTariKmv. It begins, 8ft yivdcTKfiv ort OKTci elcri 
wavra to. fuprj rov Xoyov (fol. 269 b, cf. Boiss. Anecd. Gr. T. I. p. 413) : 
afterwards follow sections on conjunctions, and on the different significa- 
tions of various Greek words (nouns, verbs, &c.), and on accents, breath- 
ings, &c. The series concludes with a section entitled Htpl priparatv 
avOvnorraxrav (fol. 278 6) ; commencing 'loTeoi' be on av pev to prjpa ^apv- 
vfTcu j; pfToxn o^vfTai. (For the last compare Boiss. Anecd. Gr. T. u. 
p. 461.) 

16. ' ^vveaiov Kuprji'atov eiruTKOTrov Kuptjurjs.^ (fol. 281.) 

Contains twenty-four epistles. His letters have been several times 


17. Epistles of Libanius and St Basil, (fol. 290.) 

These are seven in number, and are all contained in Morell's edition 
of Libanius' Epistles. 

18. Epistles of Michael Psellus, and others, some being ap- 
parently imaginary forms, (fol. 291.) 

Some of these are simply inscribed eTrla-Konos irpos iiricrKoirov and the 
like. No epistles of Psellus appear to have been printed. 

19. An Epistle of Apollonius (n. 33, p. 393, ed. Olear.), of 
Libanius to Julian (not in Morell's or Wolfs edition), and of 
Julian to Libanius (p. 20, ed. Heyl.) (fol. 294). 

On the reverse are two scraps entitled irpoXoyos tiadi^iajs and irtpl 

The epistle of Libanius commences : W ravra ykamjs dpyoripas ; 

20. '"^vvaywyr] Kai e^^yrjais oav e/uivtjaOrj 6 OeoXoyog ^P*l~ 
yopio^ uTTopiHov ev tw el's tov eiriTaCbiov BacrtXeioi; \oyov* 
(fol. 295.) 

See Dd. xi. 54, Vol. i. p. 454. 

21. ' EpixTjvelai rwv iraXaidii' ovom-citwv.' (fol. 301 b.) 
Consists of renderings of Old Testament proper names by their Greek 

equivalents, usually in a single word. 

'A8ap eppjjvevfTai y^ aapKovpfVij. 

22. A Collection of Short Memoirs of Illustrious Persons 
(historical and m^lhical). 


Begins (fol. 303) : 

Mfvnnros 6 Avkios (sic). 
Ends (fol. 3136): 

Ilfpaea KOfii^fTai. 
A production very similar to n. 20. It gives accounts of Menippus 
the Lydian (partly taken from Philostratus, Vit. Apollun.); Nicander, 
author of the Theriaca; Athamas, son of ^olus, Cerberus, Hercules, 
Medea, &c. &c. 

23. A Declamation by Nicephorus Basilaca, without his 
name, entitled, ' AvaaKevtj tu Kara ttju AraXaurripJ' 

Begins (fol. 3136): 

Ov ^r]\a Tov ^evbovs tovs iroirjras. 
Edited in Walz's Rhet. Gr. Vol. i. pp. 449 — 454. 

24. Another by the same, entitled ' Karao-Kei;?) to KaTo. tj/i/ 

'AToXavTriv* (fol. 316.) 

Id. pp. 454 — 461. At the end are two sections, which seem part of 
n. 22. 

25. A work on various Greek Metres ; with the motto, juLerpo) 
yap Kal TOV Oeov opwfiep (jToiyeiwaai to Trai/. 

Begins (fol. 320) : 

nepi iiirpov rjpaiKOV. 6 fiiv r)pciiK6s arixos (mbixtrai irohas c^. 
Ends (fol. 324 h) : 

Ovpava i(Trr)pi^€ Kapij Koi eVi j^^ovl /SaiVei. 

26. * He pi yevovs 'ApiaToreXovs* 

Begins (fol. 326) : 

'O 'A/JtoTOTtXijs Tw p(v ytvd rjv MaKtbdv. 
Published in Westcrmann's Biogr. Gr, Min. pp. 398—401. 

27. A short piece on Homer. 
Begins (fol. 325 b) : 

'Oprjpov TOV TToirjrrjv XP^*"$ M*'' '"'*''' TrXfitrrwv. 
Ends (fol. 3266): 

...Tfpirtadai pabiws. 
Not contained in the foregoing work of Westermann. 

1398 6g. I. 3. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 375, in double columns, 
with 59 lines in each column. Date, the xivth century. 



It begins incompletely in the middle of the prologue ' hanc garrula anus 
hanc delirus senex.' Genesis begins f. 2 6 : S. Matthew, f. 284, and the 
Revelation ends f. 349, followed by the explanatoiy index of names : of this 
all after the letter S has been torn away : at the end of £ 349 b, a later 
hand has written, ' 1591 explicit iste liber sit scriptor crimine liber,' on a 
small piece of parchment, which is pasted on the leaf. The books occur in 
their usual order except that the Acts comes after the Epistle to the 
1399. Gg. L 4. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 81. 

1 . ff. 1 — 24. 29 lines in a page. Written in the middle of 
the XVII th century. 

* A Description' of the Cittie of Rome, etc. Axd of 
THE Jesuitts. Per P. Tomkixsox.' 

1. ''Ofihe description of the cittie of Rome.'' 

Begins (f. 2) : 

Rome in times past a cittie to all men known... 
Ends (f. 13) : 

...According to his worship's demands and my knowledge. 

2. ' Relations in generaV. of the Jesuites.'' 
Begins(f. 13): 

Amongst all sorts of religious and superstitious men... 
Ends (f. 22) : 

...Surgat et elatum tollat in astra caput. 

3. f. 23. ''A copy of the Lord Lieutenants speech to his 
Majestie when he was created Earl of Straford.^ 

This will be found in Knowler's Letters and Despatches of the Earl of 
Strafforde, Loud. 1739. ii. p. 390. 

4. ff. 23, 4. ' Verses by the Earle of Strafford before he 
suffered? ' Goe, emptie Joyes...' 

5. f. 24. A stanza on '■ MelanchoUy? 'Come, folded arms...,' 
from Beaumont and Fletcher. 

This is dedicated * Reverendissimo domino D". T. Episc. Dunebn ; ' i. e. 
Thomas Morton, Bp of Durham from 1632—1659. 

2. ff. 25 — 81. 21 lines in a page. Written out apparently 
for the press. 

A Treatise ox 'Marriage. By A[ntony] A[scham], 
Gent. London, 1647.' 

Begins : 

Marriage is the first step that a man... 



...a reasonable and a religious life. 

On the title-page is the note, ' Written by Mr Ascham, that was after- 
wards killed in Spaine, being agent for the Parliament of England there.' 

At the end is, '12"" October, 1658. J. Hinson ;' probably the name of 
of the scribe. 

1400 Gtg. I. 5. 

A quarto, on vellum, written in various hands in the xivth 

A collection of Theological Tracts, of which a partial list 
is given in f. 1, in a contemporary hand. 

1. fiP. 1 — 12, and 21 — 45. 36 lines in a page. 

* Quedam Exceptiones ex sententiis Petri ItalicV [Lombardi]. 
Begins : 

Que ad misterium divine unitatis atque Trinitatis... 

...quod et laicis fidelibus promittitur. 
These extracts are from Lib. ii. Distinct. 1, to Lib. iv. Distinct. 6. ed. Migne, 
II. coll. 651—851. 

2. ff. 13 — 14 a. In double columns of 38 lines. A Sermon 
on the text, Vespere comeditis cames et mane saturabiraini. 
Exod. xvi. 12. 

3. ff. 14a — 16 a. In the same hand as the last section. 
Alanus de Insulis De Sex Alis Cherubim. 


Prima ala est confessio, non laudis. . . 

...etemaque fruetis beatitudine. Amen. 

0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855. coll. 273—280. 

4. ff. 16 a— 20. In the same hand as the last. 

Sermons on, Non vos me elegistis sed ego eligi vos, S. Joh. 
XV. 16. and Justum deduxit Dominus per vias. Sapicn. x. 10. 

Some extracts in a somewhat later hand from S. Gregory, ' De Conceptu 
mulieris,' * Liberum Arbitrium,' &c. follow. 

6. ff. 45, 46. In triple columns of 38 lines. Imperfect. 

' Interpretaciones Hehreorum Nomimim.'' 

6. ff. 47 — 49 a. Double columns of 38 lines. 


* Exposicio super Alphabeto ffebreo,' in illustration of the 

• Lamentaciones Jeremie!' 

7. fiF. 49 — 52. In the same hand as the last. 
' Tractatus mper Edifieium PrudendV 


Gracia Dei adjutante yiciomm... 

Ends : in future cruciemini. Valete. 

This is followed by an account of the Books of the Bible, occupying 
3 pages. 

8. ff. 53 — 60. S3 lines in a page. Directions as to conduct, 

&c., addressed ' ad fratres.' 

Beghis : 

Diffinielo etemitatis. Etemitas est vita tota simul interminabiUs... 

Ends (incomplete) : pusillanimes non ad superbos sermonem... 

9. ff. 61 — 98. Sermones for different feast-days. These are 

in two hands. 

They begin : 

In rami.9 palmarum. Apprehendent septem mulieres .. 


...ipse nobis verum medicamentum prestare dignetur. Amen. 

In f. 78, one is inserted with the heading ' Sermo cujusdam canonici de 
canone misse:' and after this, fF. 8.5 h — 87 h, are occupied mth a collection of 
Latin Proverbs, the first being ' Non semper lilia candent,' and the last 

* Multorum disce exemplo que facta sequaris.' 

10. ff. 99 — 112. 32 lines in a page. ^ Excepti&nes fractattis 
map\ hugonis super ecclesiasten^ 

Begins : 

Tres sunt anime rationales visiones. . 
Ends (unfinished) : 

.. et tribuli et spine viciorum multipli... 
These are from the ' Homilia in Ecclesiasten,' of Hugo of St Victor. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, i. coU. 116 seqq. 

11. ff. 113 — 129. 22 lines in a page. A later hand gives 
the title. 

* Begulce Theohgice, AUxandro Neqimm auctore.'' 

VOL. III. c 



Omnis scientia suis nititur regulis... 
Ends (incomplete) : 

...a patre et filio auctoribus sive spirantibus substantivo sive pro 

This is mentioned as Neckham's by Tanner, Biblioth. p. 640. 

12. ff. 180 — 136. Double columns of 46 lines, in a minute 

Extracts from a treatise on Grammar. 


Hoc uerbum substantivum est... 
Ends: auctoribus personas agentes. 

13. ff. 136 — 140. Sermones in double columns of 52 lines. 


Qui accipit si quern misero me recipit, &c. Ecce karissimi asscro 


. . .fugetur omnis instagacio scandali. 

The last leaf is torn — two parchment leaves, apparently a fragment of 
an Ordinale, arc pasted on to the cover. 

On one of them is written the name * Robertas ChjTche.' 

1401 Gff- I- 6. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 146, with 25 lines in each 
page. Date, the xvth century. 

'Speculum Devotorum,' or 'A Myuowr to dkuot 
PEPLE."' Meditations on the life of our Lord in 33 chapters, in 

Begins (f G b, after tlic preface, Gostly syster in Jhii cryste I trowc hyt 
be not jytt fro your mynde. . , and an index of the contents of the chapters) : 
Relygyus syster in the beyynnynge of these symplc medyta- 
Ends (f. 144 a): 

to whom be all worshypc joyc and preysyngc now and withoutc 
cndynge. Amen. Deo gracias. 


The treatise itself ends f. 132, the last chapter being a supplementary 
one about St John the Evangelist. 

After some lines (finito libro sit laus et gloria xpo, &c.) follows in Latin 
the pi-ayer O Intemeruta, with an English translation, which ends the MS. 
f. 146 a. 

In his preface the author, a Carthusian, apologizes for his book, because 
* Bonaventura a cardynal and a worthy clerke made a boke of the same 
matere the whyche ys callyd vita xpi,' and especially because ' a man of oure 
ordyr of charturhowse had tumyd the same boke in to englysche.' He adds, 
that he has chiefly followed ' tueyne doctorysof the whyche y one ys comunely 
called the maystyr of storyis,' and ' that othyr maystyr Nycholas of lyre 
J)* whyche was a worthy doctur of dyuynytee and glosyde all the byble as to 
the lettural undyrstandynge.' 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning is written : 

' Speculum Devotorum : et est liber domus Jhu de Bethleem ordinis car- 
tusiensis de shene et nomen scriptoris AV'illelmus plenus amoris.' 

* Quicunque in hoc libro profecerit oret pro scriptore pure et caritative.' 
and the names John Powell, Robert Tipper, and at the end John and Mar- 
garett Farmer. 

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page, mutilated both at the beginning and the end : handwriting 
of the early part of the xv th century. 

A LONG Poem on the Lord's Prayer and other moral 
subjects, or Speculum Vit^. 

Begins abruptly (fol. 1 a) : 

f us sail you say and noght it heele 
Vnto ])e childer of Israele. 

Respecting the authorship, see below, IL i. 36. 

1403 Crg. I. 8. 

A small quarto, on paper, WTitten in the x viith century. Nearly 
a quire of blank paper is bound in at the commencement of the 
Volume. The remainder contains three tracts : 

1. ff. 24. 'Naturall Philosophy, or a Description of 


C 2 


* TTiese little leaves the worlcPs huge load sustain 
And what besides the great world can contain.^ 

The Author was Daniel ^Viddowes, alias Woodhouse. The book has 
been printed. The second edition is dated 1631. 

2. ff. 68. Mystical Drawings. 

These cpnsbt of G8 allegorical illustrations of the different stages in the 
processes of Alchemy. 

The first is an adaptation of an ophite emblem ; the second, and perhaps 
all the rest, seem to be intended to illustrate the Poemander of Hermes 
Trismegistus, treated Alchemically. They are coarsely coloured, and from 
the ill-written blackletter explanations, may be supposed to be copies of a 
•work of an earlier century. 

3. ff. 6. 'Thesaurus Thesaurorum. Sive Medicina 


' A manuscript concerning the Philosophers^ Elixir or their 
medicine both for Humane and Metalline Bodies. Incerti 

Begins : 

Many and greate are the secrets of nature... 

Ends: thy owne good and God's glory, &c. 

1404 Og. I. 9. 

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The Register Book of the city of Westminster, 

It contains : The private act of Parliament of 27 Eliz. for the regulation 
of the city. The Bye Laws and Rules of the city in 1585. The names of 
the Burgesses and Assistants in 1685, and from 1639 to 1660. It seems to 
have been written in a.d. 1660. On a fly-leaf at the beginning arc the dates 
of the births of the children of Car. I. 

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ing about 34 lines, neatly written in a small hand of the xnth 


century. The latter is in double columns, each of which contains 
41 lines, and may be assigned to the xivth century. Each MS. 
is slightly ornamented and rubricated, and marginal notes occur 
plentifully in both. 


Begins (fol. la): 

Cum in Africam . . . 
Ends (fol. 3 b) : 

...^o somno solutos sum. 
Contains the entire section of the Republic so entitled. 


Begins (abruptly in lib. i. c. 2) : 

patefecit. Ideo et nullum, &c. p. 10. Ed. Bip. 

Ends(fol. 52a).• 
...continetur integritas (Ub. ii. c. ult.) 
The beginning of the treatise has been torn out. 

On the reverse are some observations relating to Macrobius and St Am- 

3. fP. 53—96. 'Sl-mma Magistri Platearii super Axti- 


Begins : 

Liber iste quern in presentiarum... 


...Aliquod pravum sinthoma generet, per duosannos servetur. 

See Dd. ui. 51, § 1. 

4. flF. 97— 136 a. ' Liber Simplicis Medicine,' bv Pla- 

Begins : 

Circa instans negotium... 


...nisi propter diutumam decoctionem. 

Another copy of this work is in Ee. vi. 41, § 2. 

ff. 136 o— 137 are filled with irregular medical notes. 


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leaves are numbered throughout. Date, the xiuth century. 

*Sancti Ambrosii Mediolanensis Episcopi De officiis.' 

Begins (f. la): 

Non arrogans videri arbitror... 
Ends (f. 87 b) : 

...plurimum instructionis conferet. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Paris, 1815, T. n. P. i. coll. 23—184. 
- To each book is prefixed a richly ornamented initial letter. 

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in Latin, in a hand of about the latter part of the xivth century. 

Registrum brevium, together with Magna Charta, 
and some other statutes. 

See Ff. V. 6. 

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This is divided into three parts — the first is called ' Pars Prima Oculi 
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Cum ecclesie quibus preficiuntur pcrsone... 
the second, at the end of which is the rubrick, 'Explicit summa que vocatur 
dextera pars oculi sacerdotum,' begins (f. Gl) : 

Multi sunt sacerdotes et pauci sunt sacerdotes... 
and the third, which is called * Sinistra pars oculi sacerdotum,' begins : 
' Ignorancia sacerdotum populum decipit...' 
The MS. ends : prescnti vita per gratiam ct in futura vita per gloriam ad 
quam, &c. 

See Tanner, Bihlioth. p. 670. 


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Part of the Speculum Vitje. 

Begins abruptly (fol. 1) : 

For fat langages is maste shewed 

Als wele imonge lered als lewed 

Latyn als I trow can nane . 

Bot J)ai J)at has it of scole tane. 
Respecting the authorship, see below, li. i. 36* 

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A quarto, on parchment, 80 leaves, 25 lines in each page, 
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other ways damaged and disfigured, the chief capital letters 

1. On the first inhabitants of England^ in French verse, 
written like prose : no title. 

Begins (fol. la): 

[^C]i poet home sauer coment kaunt e de quele gent granz geauntz 
vindrent qe Engleterre primes tindrent . . . 
This poem was perhaps intended as an introduction to the 'history' 
which follows. 

2. A chronicle of England (The Brut) extending from Brutus 
to the latter part of the reign of Edward II: in French prose, 
imperfect at the end. 

Begins (fol. 7 a): 

[|E]n la noble cite de graunt Troye il y auoit vn fort chiualer e 
pussauut e de graunt poer qe auoit a noun Eneas , . 
Ends with an account of the pillage of the bishop of Exeter's house, in 
1326 (cf Carte's Hist, of England, ii. 376). 

1411 Gg. I. 16. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 171, with 20 lines in each 
page. There are catchwords after every 8th leaf, and a later 
hand has paged the MS. throughout. Date, about 1400. 


An English Translation of the first three books of the 
treatise De Imitatione Christi. 

A leaf is lost between fF. 62 and 63 ; 68 and 69 ; and 16 between flF. 128 
and 129, containing B. iii. ch. 26 — 35. 

The initial rubrick in f. 1 is 

Here bigynneth the tretes called Musica Ecclesiustica... 
B. 1. begins (f. 1 a): 

...Oure lorde saith he that foloweth me goith not in darkenesse.-- 
B. 3. ends (f. I7l b) : 

Defende and kepe the soule of ])i litel servante amonge so many periles of 
))is corruptible lyue and thi grace goinge with dresse him by the wey of pees 
to the cuntrey of everlastynge clerenes. Amen. Amen. Amen. 

Here ende the boke of inwardc consolacion. 

The translation diflFers considerably from that printed by AVynkyn de 

1412 Gg. I. 17. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 131, with 23 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiiith century. 

1. fF. 1 — 22b. 'Liber sancti B[ernardiJ abbatis de 


Begins : 

Viro illustri Aimerino. &c. Orationes a me et non questiones... 


...nullus profecto esse poterit mlscrationLs affectus. 

Opp. Par. 1839, i. coll. 1329—1362. 

2. ff. 22 5 — 52 a. 'Ejusdem de precepto et dispensa- 


Begins (after the letter Domino abbati columbensi...) : 
Qua mente jam tacebo? Qua frontc tamcn loquar ? .. 


...quod et studui satisfacerc voluntati. 

Ibid. I. coU. 1173—1214. 

3. ff. 52a — 77. 'Ejusdem de gratia et libero ar- 


Begins (after the letter Domino abbati sancti thcoderici...): 
Loqucnte me coram aliquando... 




.. Hos et magnificavit. Amen. 
Ibid. I. coll. 1365—1400. 

4. ff. 79 — 1265. 'Ejusdem Vita Saxcti Malachie 

Begins (after the prologue. Semper quidem o^re precium fnit...) : 
Malachias noster ortus hibemia de populo barbaro... 


. . .tecum et cum ipso pariter regnaturi in secula seculorum. Amen. 
Ibid. I. coll. 1465—1524. 

5. ff. 1265 — 131. ' Ejdsdem Sermo ix transitu S. Ma- 


Begins : 

Liquet dilectissimi quod dum corpore retinemnr... 

...intus suaviter audes, prest^ite domino nostro, &c. 
Ibid. I. P. ir. coll. 2226—2231. 

A short Sermon on * Unum est necessarium/ St Luc x. 42, in a later 
hand follows, and on f. 131 is written, ' Liber Sancti marie de dunis.' 

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'El'clidis Eleme.vta xv."* 
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the margin or of a second demonstration. There are several propositions 
introduced by way of commentary or stricture, with figures marked as per- 
taining ad commentum J the figures following these are marked ^^«ra/jo7j«* 
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the vuith of Lib. m., * cauda pavonig.' 

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* See Chaucer's Troilus and Cressida, Book iii. Stanzas 126, 127. 



Disciplina a dlscendo nomcn accepit... 


...ut vis morbi ignis ardore siccctur. 

The last 29 leaves are occupied by an indes. 

0pp. ed, Migne, Par. 1860, T. in. & iv. 

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A thick octavo, on paper, divided into two parts. 
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1. fF. 1 — 196. ' Pb^lectiones Gulielmi Alani in Dua- 
censi Academia regii professoris S. Theologise in Sententiarum 
Libb. I. II.' 

Begins : 

Theologia quid sit. Theologia. . . 
Ends : secunda distinctione. 
The Praelectiones on the second book of the Sentences begin f. 184, and 
are dated 1575. 

Cardinal Gulielmus Alan, v*^ho had been principal of St Mary's Hall, 
Oxford, died in 1694. 

2. ff. 196—269. 

*Pb^lectiones Magistri nostri doraini Hadriani Besse- 



Tractaturus Lombardus de Angelis... 


...presumitur ante fiiisse creata. 
A number of blank leaves follow. 

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*In tertiam partem D. Tiiom.£ Oommentabii a sapientis- 
simo domino Petro Ludovico.'' 

Begins : 

Dc Incamationc disputatio prima. Antequam accedamus ad qutes- 


Ends (apparently unfinished) : 

...potuit mereri beatitudinem anima per opem. 
Petrus Ludovicus was a Spanish Jesuit of ^'alentia, who died in 1602. 
This work has never been printed. See Jocher, T. n. col. 1589. 

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Begins : 

Christus vere erat lignum vite... 
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£ 1 contains a table of subjects to be found in diflFerent psalms — and on 
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Beatus vir, &c. De domino nostro ihesu christo... 

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Opp. ed. Par. 1835, T. iv. coU. 1—691. 

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J. ff. 1 — 167. ' S. AuGUSTiNi Sermones 65 de Verbis 

Begin (after the index) : 

Agite penitentiam, &c. Evangelium audivimus et in eo dominum... 

...set erunt equales angclis. 
These appear in the ' Ordo Vetus,' the 65th bemg the 1st of the Sermones 
de Verbis Apostoli. See the index to T. v, P. ii. of Opp. ed. Paris, 1830, 
col. cxxxvii. 

2. ff. 167 — 254. 'Ejusdem Sermones de Verbis Apo- 

Begin (after the index) : 

Audivimus vcracem magistrum... 

...Ad ctema mereantur prcmia pervenire prestante, &c. 
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Vetus Ordo, although not exactly in that order. Three Sermons marked 
89 — 91 in the index do not appear in the MS. 

3. ff. 254—301. * Ejusdem De Sermone Domini in 

Begins : 

Scnnoncm quern locutus est... 



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1. ff. 1 — 60. S. SuLPicii Severi ' Vita Sancti Mar- 


Igitur Martinus Sabarie pannoniamm... 

Ends : 

...simplicem possimus historiam explicare. 

The first book corresponds with the first 25 chapters of St Snlpidos 
SeTems' Life of St ^lartin. The second is the ' Dialogus ii. de virtutibus 
B. Martini,' but omits the last chapter ; and the third contains * Dialogus ui.' 
caps. 2 — 21, and 'Epistola tertia/ p. 489, ed. Elzev. 1665: the last two 
paragraphs being caps. 4 and 5, of Lib. i. of St Gregory of Tours' life of 
St Martin. Qpp. ed. ISHgne, Par. 1849, coll. 918, 919. 

2. ff. 61 110. *VlTA SaNCTI NiCOLAI EPISCOPI ET cox- 



Nicolaus ex illustri ortus prosapia. . . 

...quatenus fideliter ihesu xpristo domino servire mereamur qui, &c. 

This is divided into two parts, first the ' Vita,' and secondly, * De Obitn 
S. Nicolai.' 

Printed in Mombritius' ViUe Sanctorum. ^ledioL circa 1480, n. p. 162. 

3. ff. Ill — 150. 'Passio Saxcti Katerine virginis."* 

Tradunt annales hystorie-.. 

. . .pro mundi redemptione ad passionem properavit, cui honor, &c. 
See Hard wick's Historical Enquiry touching St Catharine of Alexandria. 
Cambridge, 1849, p. 4. 

4. ff. 151 — 158 a. ' Passio Saxcti Sabixi Episcopi et 



Begins : 

Maximiano augusto die quinto kalendarium Maiarum... 
Ends : 

...usque in hodiernum diem ad laudem domini nostri ihu xpristi 
cui, &c. 

5. f. 158 5. 'Passio Sancti Thome apostoli.' 
This is unfinished, consisting of only 9 lines. 

Begins : 

Beatum Thomam cum reliquis discipulis. . . 

...unum ex septuaginta discipulis ad Abgarum. 
This is the beginning of the 'Apostolica Historia de S. Thoma.' 
Fabricius, Cod. Apocryph. Nov. Test. ii. p. 687. 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning is the name ' Joannis Childerley, Coll. 
D. Joannis Oxon. socii,' and some prayers at the end. 

1422 Gg. I. 27. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 406, in double columns 
with 51 lines in each column. Date, the xivth century. 


After the usual prologues, Genesis begins f. 5 ft, with an illuminated I : 
St Matthew begins £ 325, and the Revelation ends f. 4046. The books 
occur in the usual order, except that the Acts follows the Epistle to the 

On f 1 is written the will of Rychard Smyth of Harpolt ; it is dated 
Dec. 1528 ; he leaves his ' body to be buryed yn the churchyarde of Alhalows 
of Harpolt :' his 'best good to be' his ' mortuary' — ' to Lincolne church ii**, 
and the resydewe of his goods to his wife Jane ; it is witnessed by Rychard 

On fF. 2 and 321, occurs the name John Ayllward. 

On f. 4066 is written in a minute hand a commentary on Rev. xiii. 1. 

1«23 Gg. I. 28. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 89, in double columns 
of about 30 lines. Date, 1628. 

An Alphabetical Index to various Works ov the 
Fathers and other Theologioal Writers. 

The first word b Aaron ; the last, Zwingliani and Miscellanea. 
On the flyleaf at the beginning is, * Kr^/ia,Marci Ziglcri Palatini, die 
12 Februarii, anno 1628.' 


1424 Gg. I. 29. 

A quarto, on paper, w-ritten from both ends, containing fF. 279, 
regularly paged, of which 15 in the middle are blank, with about 
36 hnes in each page. Written in the xviith century. 

A Collection of Miscellaneous Theological and His- 
torical Documents. Those in Part I. are chiefly by Bp 
Overall, while Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge. 


1. The first 4 leaves contain the titles of Qu<estiones Comitiis 
magistr. disputandce^ 1581, and a chapter '■ Of Faythe iowarde 
God,'' di\aded into 22 heads, and all crossed through with a pen. 

2. f. 5. * An Henoch et Elias sint in Cselo • ' 

3. ff. 6 — 14 a. 'De quinque articulis in Belgio controversis. 

1. De Praedestinatione divina. 

2. De morte Christi. 

3. De libero arbitrio et gratia. 

4. De modo operationis gratiae divinse. 

5. De perseverantia credentium.' 
followed by the ' Sententia Ecclesise Anglicanae on these points.' 

Printed in the edition of the Articuli Lambethani, published by F. G., 
London, 1651, pp. 41 — 55. 

4. f. 14 5. A Letter of K. James I., in Latin, to the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge, dated 4 Kal. Mart. 1616, stating, 'nullum 
honoris titulum Cantabrigise indulgemus, qui cum Academiae sol- 
licitudine conjunctus sit,"" against the townspeople, who had peti- 
tioned for a new charter. 

Printed in Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, Vol. in. p. 114. 

5. f. 15. Epigrams in Latin and English : ' And. Melvinus 
in Altare regium,' < in librum Barloi,' ka. 

See And. Melvini Musce, 1G20, pp. 23, 24. 

6. ff. 16 — 37. 'TJtrum animse patrum ante Christum fu- 
erint in ccelo proprie dicto.*' 

A full account of the discussion of this question in the Comitia Pubiica 
at Cambridge by Mr Hows of Queens', Dr Some, and Bp Overall. 

This is printed in Montacute's^/jpara/ttsad Origines Ecclesimticas, Oxon. 
1635, pp. 49 sqq. 


The Oratio of Dr Overall on his creating the Doctors of Theology in 
1599, is introduced in the MS. fF. 22 sqq., and the disputation which followed 
on the points, 

1. Modum praesentiae Christi in Eucharistia non esse corporalem, 

2. Justitiam qua justificantur fideles esse omnium sequalem. 

7. ff. 38. ' Nihil impedit quominus anima Christi in triduo 
mortis tam ad coetum damnatorum (j^uam beatorum abierit.' 

8. ff. 39 — 42 a. ' Mahometam sive Turcam et Papam Ro- 
manum simul constituere Anti-Christurn est verisiraile.' 

The last three sections wiU also be found in Dd. in. 85, § 5. 

9. ff. 42 a — 56. ' Qu£estiones duse, De Amissione sive ca- 
rentia Justificationis et fidei Justificantis in lapsibus et peccatis 
gravibus commissis et retentis contra conscientiam.' 

10. ff. 57 — 63. ' Quaestiones propositae a D. Joh. Overallo 
in publicis comitiis quando theologiae doctor effectus est.'' 

These are — 

1. ' Sola imputatione obedientise Christi per fidem peccatores justificantur 
ad salxitem.' 

2. ' Fidelis ex fide certus esse remissionis suorum peccatorum et potest et 

A set of elegiack verses on each of these subjects is introduced. 

11. f. 64 a. ' De Justitia inhaerente.'' 

12. ff. 64 b — 65 a. ' An vera fides sit in diaemonibus et malis 

13. f. 65 b. ' De Lapsu Adami."" 

14. f. 66. * An aliqui praedestinati sunt ad interitum.'' 

The next two leaves are occupied by Addenda to some of tlie previous 

15. ff. 69— 73 a. 'Prselectio D.D. OveralH, cum Regii Pro- 
fessoris munus in S. Theologia peteret post D.D. Whitakerum.'* 

This is on Heb. vi. 4. See Dd. ni. 85, § 6. 

1 6. f. 73 b. ' Christus pariter praesens in eacramcntis veteri- 
bus atque novis.^ 

This and the following one arc in hexameter verse. 

17. f. 74. ' Non licet ministro verbi se abdicare ministerio.'' 
The next three leaves are blank. 


18. ff. 78— 81 a. 'Evocatio filii ad disputandum. 1603, 
Julii 1.' 

The name of the 'filius' is given in the margin as Layfeild. 

19. ff. 81 b—82 a. Disputatio in ' Ephes. v. 8.' 

20. ff. 82 b — 83. ' Presentatio proloquutoris D. D. Ravis in 
Convocatione Londini habita. Mar. 23, 1603."" 

21. ff. 84—86. 'Oratio D. D. Overalli decani S. Pauli 
in Synodo Londini habita, a.d. 1605, post conjurationem pul- 

22. ff. 87 — 91. Oratio Professoris ' Pridie Comitiorum. 
Junii 30, 1606.' 

23. ff. 92—97. Oratio 'in die Comitiorum. Jul. 1, 1606."' 

24. f. 98. ' Qusestiones in Vesperiis Comitiorum, 1606. Dr 

1. * Imperiorum translatio non est penes Pontificem Romanum.' 

2. ' Decretum electionis et Reprobationis pendet a Dei voluntate.' 

25. f, 98 b. Qusestiones pro ' Baccal. Theol. eodem anno.'' 

1. * Nulla est justificatio secunda apud Deum.' 

2. * Nefes est Deum colere in simulachro.' 

26. ff. 99^ 100. Oratio Professoris 'in die Comitiorum. 

The next leaf is blank. 

27. ff. 102 — 105. ' The manner of proceeding in these ques- 
tions. June, 1599.' 

This is an account by Dr Overall of the proceedings of the Vice-Chancel- 
lor, Dr Jegon [^Master of Benet^, and some other heads of colleges, against 
him upon the complaint of Dr Some for the opinions he delivered on the 
questions in §§ 6—9. 

28. ff. 106, 107a. 'Oratio Professoris in Vesperiis Comi- 
tiorum. 1599.' 

29. ff. 107 i — 112 a. Various paragraphs, in Latin and 
English, ' De Fide,' ' De coena Domini,' ' Standing at the Com- 
munion,' Lay baptism ' in casu necessitatis,' ' De certitudine 
salutis,' ' De geniculatione inter orandum,' Isaac Casaubon's 



statement that ' in concilio Tridentino semel per majorem partem 
suffragiorum conclusum fuerat, conjugium elericorum esse lici- 
tum,' &c. 

Of these one is dated Dec. 10, 1616. One is said to be ' out of the Re- 
formed Spaniard,' and that * De certitudine salutis' is said to be ' a Prsecep- 
tore meo D. D. Overall.' 

30. ff. 112 6 — 118. 'Historia de ArticuHs Lambethanis,' 
followed by Sanderson's table of the Arminian controversy. 

In the margin Baker has added the note, 'This is printed.' London, 

31. ff. 119— 122a. 'Mr HilFs {B.D., and Fellow of St 
John's College^ Cambridge) Letter to the Bp of London against 
Dr Overall.' 

32. f. 122 5. Dr Overall's Letter to the Bishop on this 

The writer, in f. 122 a, says he never saw Overall's answer to these 
charges, but that this letter shews that he sent one to the Bishop. 

33. fF. 123— 126. ' De Prsedestinatione.' 

34. ff. 127 a— 131. ' William Barlo, L<* BP of Lincoln. The 
manner of his consecrating the church and churchyard of Fullmer, 
in the countie of Bucks. Nov. 1, 1610.' 

A note of ' Mr Hales of Eton, concerning Schisms,' follows, scratched 
through with a pen. 


Beginning from the other end of the MS. ; the first leaf contains a Table of 


35. f. 2. 'Breve D. N. P. Gregorii 15" Nobilissimo Wal- 
lise Principi magna) Britanniic regis filio.' 

This is signed Joan. Crampolus, Secretarius, and dated Ap. 20, 1023. It 
is printed in English in Rushworth's Historical CoUectiona, i. p. 78, and 
Dodd's Church History, ed. Tiemey, v. p. 130. 

36. ff. 3i— 4 a ' Paulus Papa V. Catholicis Angliir, 10 
Cal. Octob. 1 606,' forbidding them to take the ' Juramentum 
Fidehtatis' to King Jame.s. 

Printed in Dodd's Church History of F.nnlnnd, fd. Tirrncy, iv. p. cxl. 


37. ff. -i h — 6. ' Articuli matrimonialis conventus habiti inter 
serenissimum AV'allise Principem et serenissimam Infantem et com- 
munes eorum eomissarios.' 

Printed ibid. Vol. v. pp. cccxxiii. sqq. 

38. f. 7 a. Epitaphium Joannis Overall. ' Obiit Maii, 1619/ 

39. f. 7 h. Epitaphium Roberti Scott, Coll, Trin. Soc., Aul. 
Clar. Mag., Dec. Roffens. ' Obiit Dec. 23, 1620.' 

40. ff. 8 — 10a. 'The daungerous Policies of the Jesuites, 

Begins : ' It is a maxime that the Jesuites at this tyme. . .' 

41. ff 10 5 — 15. 'Lectiones D. D, Richardson de Prjedes- 

Jolin Richardson was Regius Professor in 1607, and afterwards Master of 

42. ff. 16 6 — 20. 'Contra usuram,' in Latin and English, 
with extracts from Calvin, Bucer, &c., and a list of writers on the 
subject at the end. 

43. f 21 a. A Latin Epigram^ by G. Herbert, on the 
Spanish Match. ' Dum petit Hispanam Princeps,' &;c. 

Printed in Pickering's edition of G. Herbert. London, 1838, p. 2/2. 

44. fiF. 21 h — 26, Epistolfe P. Mohnaei ad Episcopum Win- 
toniensem 1618, with the Bishop's Answers. 

Baker has added in the margin, ' These letters are printed.' 
They will be found in Bp Andre wes's Opuscula Posthuma, ed. Oxen. 
1852, pp 161 sqq. 

The MS, contains only the first two epistles, with their answers. 

45. ff, 27—29, ' Against Traske's trash.' Traske taught 
that Christians were bound to abstain from the meats forbidden 
the Jews, and to observe the Jewish Sabbath. 

By Bp Andrewes, See Bliss's edition of his Works, Oxford, 1854. 

46. AT. 31, 32, ' Articles agreed upon betwi.xt the Commis- 
sioners of the Kinge of G, Brittaine and those of the Kinge of 
Fraunce and Navarre, touching the mariage of the Prince of Wales 
and the Lady Henrietta Maria, sister of the most Christian king,' 
Paris, Nov, 20, 1 624. 

These will be found in French in Dumont's Coi^ Diplomatique^ T. v. 
P. II. pp. 476, 477 ; and in English in Tyndal's Rapin, Vol. ix. p. 596. 

D 2 


47. f. 83. Censure of a book entitled ' GocTs holy mynde^ by 
Edward Elton, preacher at St Mary Magdalenes, Barmondsey, 
neere London.' 

48. ff. 33 h — 34 a. ' A breefe of the Articles of the league 
betweene the kings of Fraunce, England, State of Venice, and 
D. of Savoy.' 

The Pasquill ' Gallus cantabat/ &c., on the towns of the Valtolme being 
taken by the French, follows. 

49. ff. 34i — 37a. 'The Spanish Ambassador Inigoso to 
K. James.' 

Against the Duke of Buckingham. See Rush worth. Vol. i. pp. 144, 1.52- 

50. if. 37 6—39. ' The first draught of the Petition to his 
majestie, concerning Religion, prepared for the Commons House 
of Parliament, 29 June, 1 625.' 

Printed in Rushworth's Historical Collections, i. pp. 181 — 186. 

51. ff. 40, 41. 'My Lord Verolame to the Parliament,' 

IMd. I. pp. 29, 30. 

• 52. ff. 41 6—42 a. ' Dr Fenton to Dr Overall, Professor of 
Divinity at Cambridge. 

1. Fides qua assentimur principiis credendorum non resolvitur in exter- 
num testimonium. 

2. Principio fidei nee probantur nee iinprohantur artificiali argumento.' 

53. •f. 42. A Letter of William Barlow, Chaplain to the 
Archbishop, Feb. 14, 1598. 

Probably addressed to Baro. 

54. ff. 42 h — 43 a. ' An essay of a king.' 

55. f. 43 h. ' John Lincoln,' i. e. Bp. Williams, to the king, 
on resigning the great seal. 

56. f. 44. ' Sir Edward Cookes speech in the parliament at 
Oxford, Aug. 4, 1625.' 

This is a fuller report than that in Parfiamentari/ Histori/, ii. coll. 11, 12. 

57. f. 45 a. ' De homicidio casuali ad negotium domini archi- 
episcopi Cantuar.' 

Extracts from various authors and councils on casual homicide. 

58 f. 46 a. ' The bishop of Lincoln's letter to king Charles.' 


59. f. 46 6. King Charles to Sir Heneage Ffinch, the 
Speaker of the Hoi^e of Commons, commanding him to acquaint 
the house that the king expects they should immediately bring in 
and pass the bill of subsidie. 9 June, ' in the second yeai-e of our 

Printed in Parliamentary History, ii. coll. 190, 191. 

60 f. 47 i. 'Cur fructus mortis Christi ad omnes Adami 
posteros non perveniat,"" by Petrus Baro. 

61. f. 54. 'Alia ejusdem questionis in eundem sensum ex- 
plicatio ; cur omnes non sustentantur a Christo.' 

62. f. boh. 'A short relation of the stiiTes in Holland con- 
cerning predestination,"* &c. From 1597 downwards. 

63. f. 61. 'The effect of the speech delivered by the Lord 
Primate before the Lord Deputie and the great assembly at his 
Majesties Castle of Dublin April ult. 1627.' 

64. f. 65. Bishop Andrewes'' speech 'in the Countess of 
Shrewsburies case in the Star-chamber."' 

Printed in Bliss's edition of Andrewes' Works, Oxford, 1854. 

65. f. 68. Bp Andrewes"" 'Consecratio et dedicatio capellse 
Jesu cum cimiterio ejusdem juxta Southampton in vasto solo 
Eidgeway-heath dicto a. d. 1620."' 

Ibid. Minor Works, Oxford, 1846, pp. 309—333. 

66. f. 80. ' The Curse belonging to Sherburne Castle."* 
Printed in Hutchios's Dorsetshire, Vol. iv. pp. 127, 128. 

67. f. 81. 'The Heads of the grievances in Parliament, 
1628;"' followed by ' Propositions to be taken into consideracion 
for the present necessary suppUes.' 

Printed in Parliamentary History of England, ii, col. 246. 

68. f. 82. ' The Lord Keeper to the Parliament. Ap. 29, 

/Wrf. coll. 331,332. 

69. f. 82 b. ' The king s speech, June 7, 1 628.' 

Ibid. col. 409. 

70. f. 82 h. ' His majesties speech to both houses at the 
end of this session, June 26, 1628.' 

Ibid. col. 434. 


71. f. 83 A. 'The copie of a letter found amongst some 
Jesuites that were taken in London, and addressed to the father 
rector at Bruxells.' 

Portions of this letter are printed in Rushworth's Historical Collections^ 
1. pp. 474 sqq. 

72. f. 86. ' The Remonstrance of the house of Commons to 
his raajestie, June 17, 1G28, read in the banquetting house by the 
speaker in presence of both houses."* 

Followed by ' His majesties answere.' June 7. 
Printed in rarliamentary History, ii. col. 420 — 427. 

73. f. 92. ' Dr Manwaring's submission.'' 
Ibid. col. 430. 

74. f. 92. ' The king's speech the first day of Parliament, 
March 17, 1628.' 

Ibid. col. 218. 

75. f. 93. ' My Lo. keepers speech, Sir Tho. Coventry, 
March 17, 1627.' 

lUd. col. 218—222. 

76. f, 95 5. * A Calendar or Schedule of the Shipping of 
this kingdome, which have bene taken by the Enemies and lost at 
Sea within three yeares last past.' 

77. f. 96. ' A Copy of the 2'"^ Remonstrance of the House 
of Commons which should have bene presented the last day of 
the Session.' 

Printed in Parliamentary History, ii. coll. 431 — 433. 

78. f. 97 h. ' The Duke of Buck, his speech before the king 
at the Counsell Table on ffryday, Aprill 4, 1628.' 

Printed in Rushworth's Historical Collections, i. pp. 625, 6. 

79. f 98 h. Bp Mountagu's ' Certaine considerations touch- 
ing recusancy.' 

80. f. 104, ' The Protestation of the Commons in Parlia- 
ment, ffeb. 1628.' 

Printed in Parliamentary History, n. col. 491. 

81 . f. 1 04 h. Of the five articles disputed in Belgium. ' W. B.' 
See above, § 3. 


82. f. 1075. 'The Propositions of the K. of G. Britaine 
touching Mariage of the Prince of England with the Infanta of 
Spain ; with the Popes replyes and orders.' 

These will be found in Latin in Dodd's Church History, ed. Tiemey, v. 
p. ccxcix sgq. 

83. f. no. 'Bp Barlo in Parliament concerning a Bill for 
Laymen to be Assistants to Bishops.' 

84. f. 113. 'An order agreed upon for the Translation of 
the Bible ^ [1607 J. 

Printed in Wilkins' Concilia, rv. p. 432. 

85. f. 115. ' The copie of the first letter from the Lords of 
his Majesties most honorable privie counsele to the High Sherife 
of Norfolke concerninge the Levjing of the Ship money. Aug. 
12, 1635.' 

86. f. 117 '^. 'The kings letter concerning the Ship money 
with the Judges answere.' 

Printed in Rush worth's Historical Collections^ ii. pp. 354, 355. 

87. f. 119. 'The Counsells letters to the high sherifie of 
Kent; Dec. 28, 1636. 

88. f 120. ' Reasons that the Mariage betwene Sir Giles 
Allington & his halfe sisters daughter is lawfull. May 11, 1631.' 
Signed ' Thomas Playfere.' 

89. f . 1 21;. ' Queeres propounded by sundre of the clergie 
of the diocese of London, touching the oath enjoyned by the late 
synod Can. VI. 1640.' 

90. f. 128. ' The judgment of a Private divine concerning 
these quaeres.' 

91. f. 132 5. 'Grounds of exceptions against the Oath in 
the Vlth New Canon, established in the Synod 1640, by the 
Ministerie of Northamptonshire.' 

This and the preceding two sections refer to the ' Oath enjoined for the 
preventing of all innovations in doctrine and government.' See Cardwell's 
Synodalia, i. p. 402. 


1«29 Gg. I. 30. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 232, with 33 Hnes in 
a page. Date, the xvth century. There are catchwords after 
every 12th leaf, and signatures in twelves. 

1. ff. 1 — 197. Nicholas de 'Lyra super Evangelia.' 

Begins : 

Notandum quod quadruplex est spiritus sacre scripture... 

...quantitate, qualitate et sic de aliis. 
Printed, Venet. 1516. 

2. ff. 198 — 213. ' SoLiLOQuiuM Hugonis [de S. Victore] 


Begins : 

Loquar secreto anime mee. . ■ 

...hoc totis viribus concupisco. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. coll. 951—970. 

3. ff. 214 — 224. Ejusdem 'Exposicio super Tota Pul- 


Begins (after the preface, Accipe frater Karissime munusculum.. ): 

Verba ipsa nota sunt... 

...veni de libano veni coronaberis. 
Ibid. III. coll. 1210—1222. 

4. ff. 224 — 227. 'Tbactatus ejusdem de meditacione,'' 


Meditacio est frequens cogitacio... 

...donee posterius tempore suo apprehendat. 
Ibid. II. coll. 993—998. 

5. ff, 227 — 228. 'Tbactatus ejusdem de refeccioxe 


Begins : 

In refeccione duo sunt potus et cibus... 

...qui de bono deteriores sunt. 

This is Miscellanea, Lib. i. Titt. 161, 162. Ibid. iii. coll. 668, 9. 


6. ff. 228 — 229. ' Tractatus magistri Hugonis de obli- 


Begins : 

Inslpientem doctus interrogas... 

...donee intus extinguatur. 

7. ff. 230 — 232. 'Tractatl's ejusdem de substaxcia 


Begins : 

Cotidianam de dileecione sermonem... 


...sed inordinata cupiditas. 

This is c. iv. of the Institutiones in Decalogum. Ibid. u. coll. 15 — 18. 

On p. 1 97, the names of Guilielmus Wetherlens and Henricus Howe, as 
former possessors of the book, are written — ^the latter with the date 1577. 

i*2« Gg. I. 31. 

A ]2iiio, on vellum, containing ff. 61, with 19 lines in a page. 
Date, the xivth century. There are catchwords after every 8th 

'Liber de miseria coxdicioxis humaxe editus a Lotario 
diacono cardinali sanctorum Sergii et Bachi qui postea ixxocex- 
Tius papa [this word effaced] iii"* appellatus est.' 

Begins (after an index of chapters, and the Preface Domino patri Karis- 
simo portuensi episcopo dotarius... :) 
Quare de vulva egressus sum... 


...conteres eos domine, i. e. in corpore et anima punies. 

Opp. ed Migne, Par. 1855, T. iv. coll. 701—746. 
The last two paragraphs are not in the printed edition. 
On the fly-leaf at the commencement is written ' Iste liber pertinet ad 
Ricardum Dune Rectorem de kinggstonne. An. 1560.' 

X427 Gg. I. 32. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 222, in various hands, 
with from 28 to 48 lines in a page. Date, the xvth century. 
A collection of Theological Tracts. 


1. ff. 3 — 5. Two metrical meditations: 
The first begins : 

Thynke man qware off thou art wrought y' art so blonk in wede 
Thynke hou y" art hedyr brought and of thyn end take hede. 
The second : 

Salanion sat and sayde many soth sawys 
Wordis y' walkys wyde by windowes and by wawys. 
f. 5. contains references for an account of St Macharius, &c., and a Hymn, 
beginning : 

Angelus ad virginem subintrans in conclave 
Virginis formidinem demulcens inquid ave. 

2. ff. 6, 7. A short poem^ beginning : 

Reminiscens beati sanguinis quem effundit amator hominis perfundo 
Then an Extract from 'Quidam expositor super regula beati Augustini :' 
and a Hymn, beginning : 

Jesus ex deo genitus, Jesus prefiguratus : Jesus emissus celitus, Jesus 
maria natus. 
The 'Contenta hujus libri' follow, a very incomplete list of what the 
volume contains. 

3. fiP. 8 — 57. 'Liber regule pastoralis a beato Gre- 


Begins (after the index of chapters and the Prologue, Pastoralis cure me 
pondera, &c.) : 

Nulla ars doceri presumitur... 
£nds: meriti manus levet. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1849, T. in. coll. 13-128. 

4. ff. 58 — 68. 'Hugo [de S. Victore] de Instructionb 


Begins : 

[Q^uia fratres largiente domino... 

...Bonitatem vero orate ut nobis det Deus. Amen. 
A short prayer, ' Deus nostcr refugium...' follows. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. coll. 925—952. 

5. ff. 69 — 70 a. 'Sermo beati Bernardi ad reliqiosos.' 
Begins : 

Ex quo surgitur ad matutinas vel ad vigilias... 
Ends: quo possit pugnare. 


6. ff. 70 5 — 71. ' De Septem Viciis Capitalibus per 

Begins : 

Septem sunt vicia principalla sire capitalia... 
Ends: cum g^tianim accione. 

7. ff. 72 — 113. ' De studio Sapiextie et ejus commen- 


Begins : 

Beniamin adolescentulus in mentis excessu. Audiant adolescentuli... 


...di\-ine revelacioni humana racio applaudit. 

This is the treatise usually called Benjamin Minor. Opp. ed. Migne, 
Par. 1855, coll. 1—64. 

Two paragraphs on the family of Jacob follow : and the next two leaves 
are blank. 

8. ff. 118 — 158. Eadmeri Liber de S. Axselmi simi- 


The title, ' Liber heati Anselmi cantuariensis archiepiscopi 
de conversacione novicionun,'' is incorrectly given in the MS. 


QV]oluntas tripliciter intelligitur... 

...memorie occurrit retencius. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. coll. 605—707. The last chapter is not 
in the MS. 

9. ff. 158 — 170. ' Liber beati Augustixi de Spiritu et 
AxiMA.'' capp. 1 — 33. 

Begins : 

[Q]uoniam dictum est mihi... 

...aliud non sit qnam racio. 
Opp. Par. 1837, T. vi. Appendix, coll. 1141—1172. 


DE regula vivexdi. Ric' [de Hampole]. 
Begins (after the list of chapters) : 

De Conversione. QN^e tardes converti ad dominum... 

...melodia ipsum etemaliter laudare cui sit, &c. 
Printed, London, 1510. See Dd. iv. 64. § 3. 


11. ff. 180 — 185. ' AUGUSTIXUS in AGNICIONE verb VITE.' 

Begins : 

[_S2 apientia dei que os muti aperuit... 
Ends (unfinished) : 

...spiritus sanctus columbe corpus condidit. Explicit. 
Opp. ed. Par. 1837. vi. App. coll. 1465—1480. 

12. ff. 185 — 189. ' Hugo [de S. Victore] de studio 


Begins : 

[Q] uo studio et quo afFectu... 

...sacrificium in ara crucis adoletur. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. n. coll. 977—988. 

13. ff. 189 1905. ' SeRMO S. AUGUSTINI QUALITER FAC- 


Begins : 

[T]anta dignitas humane condicionis. . . 

...mirabilius in secundo reformavit. 
This is the treatise usually called ' Libellus de dignitate conditionis 
humanse.' It is printed with St Ambrose's Works. See Migne's ed. Par. 
1845, T. II. P. II. coll. 1015—1018. The authorship is doubtful. See the 
remarks prefixed to it in coll. 1013, 1014. 

14. ff. 190 5 — 19.3 a. ' Augustinus de Igne Purgatorio.' 

Begins : 

In lectione apostolica .. 

...elemosinarum largitate redimamus prestante, &c. 
This is sermo. 104, Append, ad Opp. ed. Par. 1836, T. v. col. 2601. 

15. ff. 193 a — 203 a. * Meditationes beati Augustini.' 
Begins : 

[VJig^li cura mente sollicita... 
Ends: si difFerentibus mentis ab inviccm distabunt. 
This is not the ' Meditationum Liber unus,' printed among the spurious 
works of St Augustine. 

16. ff. 203 5— 205. 'Sermo HEAT1 Bernardi.' 
Begins : 

QK]ex dives et potens Deus omnipotcns. . . 

...eruditus et perfectus in regno caritatis. 


17. ff. 206 — 220. ExcERPTA ex Cassiani Collationibus. 

Begin : 

Cum omnes artes mtmdane.-- 


...sibi subesse quo tendat. 

These are extracts from the following Collations of Cassian : 14, 15, 24, 
4, 5, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23. See Migne's Opp. Cassiani, T. i. 
Par. 1846. 

18. ff. 220 5—221. 'De Prefacioxe Heraclidis de vita 


Begins : 

Plures enim novimas qui vere glorie .. 


. . agens domino gratias serapitemas. 

This will be found in Rosweyd's Vitee Patrum. Antv. 1615, pp. 934, 

39. f. 221 h. Extracts from the Institutiones of Joannes 

These begin in an extract from Lib v. cap. xi., and end with one from 
Lib. X. 23. : ed. Migne, Vol. i. coll. 225, V,M. 

A leaf follows in double columns, containing apparently a portion of a 
legal document. 

1428 6g. I. 33. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 247, with 85 lines 
in a page. Date, the xvth century. There are catchwords after 
every 12th leaf. 

'DisTiNCTioNEs fratris Nicholai de Gorram ordinis fra- 
trum predicatorum.' 

Begins : 

Abeuntium per hunc mundum alii... 

Ends: _ _ nnptlas cum domino iha xpo. Amen. 

An index follows. 

Nicholas of Gorram or Gorham, was Prior of the Convent of S. James 
at Paris, and died in 1295. This work has not been printed. See Fabricius, 
Bihl. Med. et Infim. Latin, ni. p. 76. 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning is written ' Liber ecclesie cathedralis sancte 
Trinitatis Norwici in custodia fratris.. .'...the name being effaced. 


1429 Gg. I. 34. 

A small quarto, on parchment, 385 leaves, in various hands. 

1 . After an ' Epygramma Joseph patriarche Constantino- 
politani a Maffeo v. c. editura,' are four Latin Letters occupy- 
ing 115 leaves; 24 lines in a page; handwriting of the xvth 

a. Poggius Scipioni Ferrariensi (fol. 1 a — fol. 12 5). 
Printed in the Works of Poggio, pp. 3.57 sq. cd. B;isil. 1538. 
h. Guarinus Veronensis Poggio, with a preface to Leonellus 
Estrensis (fol. 1 3 a— fol 48 b). 

c. Poggius Francisco Barbaro, with a preface to the same 
(fol. 48 5— fol. 89 a). 

Printed in the Works of Poggio, pp. 365 sq. 

d. Petrus de Monte, apostolicae sedis protonotarius, Poggio 
(fol. 89 5— fol. 115 a). 

Dated 'ex Londoniis pridie Kalendas Februarias.' 

2. 102 leaves, about 30. lines in each page, handwriting of 
the xvth century ; wants one leaf at the beginning. 

Moral Sayings of Philosophers, translated into English. 

Begins (after ' Pref.' fol. 3) : 

Hermes the olde Philosophur... 

The following account of the work is given at the conclusion : 'And this 
sufficethe of the translacion of the moral saiengis of philosophres and wisist 
clerkis yn theire dales lyving in vertue : albeit the more parte of tho clerkis 
were paynems and ly vcd before the incarnacion of Cristc. And which booke 
was translated into engllsshe at the instaunce of Sir John Fastolftc Knyglit, 
baron of Cyllyegwyllem the yere of of {sic) Crist Miiij. And this bookc 
was of the new correctid and examyned by VVilliam AVyrcestre the monyth 
of Marche the yere of Crist M. iiii. Lxxii endyng, after the origj'nall and 
perrafed also for more opyn and redye vndrestanding.' 

' Nomen scriptoria : Johan. Fermour.' 

Former owner: * VVilliam Auerel.' 

3. ' Liber de Mawdeville'' [Travels of Sir John Maunde- 
ville] : handwriting of the xvth century. 

The Preface begins : 

For as mekyl as the land ovir the see, that is for to seye the holy 
land that men call the land of bcheste... 

After the 'Explicit' follow some loose geograi)hical notes. Printed 
oflen, e.g. in Enrh/ Trnrrls in Palestine. Bohn's cd. 1H48. 


4. * Flos Ystoriardm terke orientis quein compilauit 
frater Haytonus dominus Curchi consanguineus regis Armenie 
ex mandate summi pontifieis. . .m^cccvii T 43 leaves, 40 lines in 
each page, handwriting of the xivth century. 

See an account of thLs writer and his work in Fabricios, BiUioth. Lot. ed. 
Mansi, under Aithonus and Hayto. 

5. *Hystoria de sciextia Egypciorum et de Neptanabo 
REGE EORUM, qui postea fuit uerus pater Alexaxdri f 35 leaves, 
handwTiting as before. 

This fabulous * Hysteria' is in metre, although written as ordinary prose. 
The following account of the 'Dictator' is given at the conclusion : 
Historiam dictam dictauit carmine quidam. 

Qui Uilikinus nomine dictus erat ; 
Judex officio genitus de gente Spoleti, 

Gesta ducis Macedonuersibus ipse docens. 
Post natum Christum sunt anni mille ducenti 

Terque duodeni, quando fit istud opus. 
Et correxit opus anno durante sequent! 

Vt sibi dictanti contulit ipse Deus. 
Romanus princeps Fredericus sceptra tenebat, 

Scicilium regnum lerulumque regens : 
Quando deuicit reprobos, strauitque rebelles. 

Inter Lumbardos qui caruere fide. 
Non omnes caruere fide, pars magna remansit. 

Que domino proprio subdita rite fuit. 
Sunt alibi scripta precoma principis hujus 

Que Uilikynus edidit ipse roetris. 

The author is otherwise entitled Aretinus QuUichinus: see Warton, 1. 135, 
who points out the origin of the story. A copy of the * Gesta Alexandri ' 
will be found in Dd. x. 24, $ 1. 

Trace of ownership : * Ex dono WilL Thornton.* 

Bound up with this volume is a leaf of the Latin Gospel according to 
St John (c. 9). 

1430 Crg. I. 35. 

A quarto, on paper, in good preservation, containing 46 
numbered folios, and written in English in a hand of about the 
early part of the xviith century. 

Bacon's *breife Declabation concernixg the use of the 


This will be found in Montagu's edition of Bacon's Works, Vol. xiii. 
A former owner presented this MS. * to the Right Honourable ffrau" Lo** 
Cottington M' of his Ma"*' Courte of wards and livereyes and one of his 
Ma"** privie Counsell. 

Francis Lord Cottington was sworn a member of Charles II.'s privy 
Council at the Hague or at Breda in 1649. 

1*31 Gg. II. 1. 

A folio, on paper, containing ff. 324, regularly paged, with 
38 lines in a page. Date, the xviith century. 

Bishop Axdrewes on the Ten Commandments. 
Begins : 

Clemens Alexandrinus writing his TraiBayayos in three bookes... 


...Aug. Either amor mali inflammans, or timer mali humilians. 

This is the work published London 1642. The MS. gives as far only as 
what is paged 848 in the published edition. According to the Notice prefixed 
to the edition of the Pattern of Catechistical Doctrine, published in the 
Anglo-Catholick Library, Oxf 1846, it consists of notes taken at Andrewes' 

1432 Gg. II. 2. 

A folio, on paper, only 12 leaves of which contain any writing, 
in a hand of the xviith century. 

Preparations for a Saxo-Latin Lexicon, extending as 
far as letter B ; very meagre. 

From the 'Book of Benefactors,' (EB, ix. 12,) p. 21, we leam that this 
volume was presented to the University by Sir S. D'Ewcs. 

1433 Grg. n. 3. 

A printed folio, interleaved, with 30 leaves partly filled with 
MS. appended on each end. 

' De Judicus Nativitatum LiBRi Tres. Scripti a Jo- 
anne Schonero Carlostadio, &c. Item, Pr^fatio D. Pin- 
Lippi Melanthonis. NoRIMBEROvB m.d.xlv.* 

There are copious annotations on the blank pages in the handwriting of 
George Wgby, Earl of Bristol, who lived 1612 — 1676. 


i«34 Gg. n. 4. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1435 Gg. n. 5. 

A folio, on paper, 553 leaves, about 40 lines in each page ; 
hand\«dting of the beginning of the xviith century. 

Reports of Cases adjudged chiefly in the reigns of Elizabeth 
and James T. ; with Index. 

The running title of the first 23 leaves is, ' Les Reports de Serieant 
Bendloes ; ' but the present series does not correspond with that published 
in 1G89, with the title 'Les Reports de Gulielme Benloe, Serjeant del Ley.' 

1436 Gg. n. 6. 

A narrow, oblong folio, on paper, 395 leaves, about 50 lines 
in each page, handwriting of the xvth century : no general title. 
Lives of Apostles axd Saints, in English verse. 

Prologue begins (fol. 1 a) : 

Catone sais yat suthfaste thyng is 
Yat idilnes geffis nourysingis 
To \\c\s, yare for quha so wU be 
Virtuise said idilnes fle. 
The author then proceeds to say, that being unable to work as 'mynister 
of holy Kirke' owing to the infirmity of old age, he undertook the trans- 
lation of these pieces. The substance of them was probably derived from 
the I^enda Aurea of Jacobus de Voragine. On other similar productions^ 
see Warton, Engl. Poetry, i. 13 sq. ed. 1840. 
The subjects appear in the following order: 

1 . Life of St Peter (fol. 2 b). 

2. St Pau/(M.8b). 

3. St Andrew (fol. 21 a). 

4» St James the Great (fol. 32 6). 

6 St John the Evangelist (fol. 37 fl). 

6. St Thomas (foL 4/ib). 

7 St James the Less (foL 52a). 

8. StPhUip{fo\.G\b). 

9 St Bartholomew {M. Q2b\. 

10 St Matthew {io\.m b). 

11 St Simon and St Jude (foL 73a). 

12 St Matthias {M.lQb). 

13. St Mark (foL 84fl). 



14. Life of St Luke (fol. 87 b). 

16 St Bm-naJHis {io\.mh). 

16. St Magdalene (fol. 91 b). 

17 St Martha {io\. Wtib). 

18 St Mary of Egypt (fol. 107 b). 

19 St Christopher {io\. l^'^b). 

20. St Blaise (fol. 1326). 

21 St Clement (fol. 137). 

22. St Lawrence {M. \^b). 

23 The Seven Sleepers (,M. \51 b). 

24. StAlexis{M.lQQa). 

25 St Julian (M. 169 a). 

26 St Nicholas (fol. 178 a). 

27 St Maurice (fol. 190 &). 

28 St Margaret (fol. 209 a). 

29 St Eustace (fol. 217 a). 

30 St Theodora {M. 221 a). 

31 S'^ Eugenia (fol. 236 6). 

32 5< c^Msan (fol. 247 6). 

33 St George\io\. 251 a). 

34 -y^ Pelagia (fol. 267 6). 

36 St Thadea (fol. 271 b). 

36 St John Baptist (M, 27 i a). 

37 5/ Fmceni (fol. 287 a). 

38 S< Adrian (fol. 291 «)• 

39 St Cosmas and St Damian (fol. 298 a). 

40 St Ninian (fol. 332 «)• 

41 St Agnes (fol. 347 a). 

42 <S< Agatha (fol. 351 6). 

43 St Cecilia (fol. 354 a). 

44. 5< Z-Mcia (fol. 361 a). 

46 St Christina (fol. 364 6). 

46 St Anastasia (fol. 368 a). 

47 5'< Effame (Euphemia, fol. 371 a). 

48 St Juliana (fol. 373 a). 

49 5< Thecla (fol. 376 a). 

60 St Catharine (fol. 380 a). 

Trace of ownership : ' Ketherine Grehame with my hand.' 

1437 Gg. II. 7. 

A small folio, on paper, 103 leaves, about 20 lines in each 
page; handwriting of the xviith century. 

'A Shorte Compendium, or Briefe Declaration of what 
euery oflBcer of his Ma"^ Courte of Exchequer ought to doe by 


vertue of his office in England; as alsoe The Articles of the 
vnitinge of the late Colrts of Augmextations and Revenewes 
of the Crowne, and the late Courte of First Fruites and Tenthes 
to the CouRTE of Exchequer att Westminister : written att the 
request of the Right Hono''''' the Lord Buckhurst Lord Treasurer 
of England in the raigne of our late Soueraigne Lord King 

1438 Gg. n. 8. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 159, with 23 lines in 
each page. Date, the xvth century. 


The MS. begins f. 5, with the gospel for the first Sunday in Advent, 
with a rich illuminated border— the gospels for the Saints' days begin f 122, 
with S. Andrew^ and the Vol. ends f. 155 6 with the gospel 'ad missam pro 
corpore present!.' The MS. is very much injured by damp. 

In the gospels containing the account of the Passion, portions have 
musical notes. 

On one of the blank leaves at the beginning is written. 

He that in yowthe no vertue wyll yowes 

in aege aU honor shall hym refuse. 


8»~ Gg. n. 9—14. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1445 Gg. n. 15. 

A quarto, on paper, 128 leaves, about 20 lines in each page ; 
handwriting of the xviith century. 

1. 'A description or Breife Declaration of all the Antient 
MoxuMENTs, Rytes and Customes belonging or being within the 


(fol. 1 to fol. 80); 'transcribed Jan. 31, 1660, per J. B.,' and 
dedicated to Sir Gilbert Jerrard. 

This was 'pubhshed' by J. D[avies] of Kidwelly, Lond. 1672, who pro- 
fesses to have collected it ' out of ancient Manuscripts, about the time of the 

2. ' The History of some particuler Windowes in the 
Cathedrall Church of Durham,'' &.c. ; 9 leaves. 

E 2 


3. ' Origo Episcopatus Dunelmensis, anno Domini 1603 ^ 
29 leaves. 

The date of the present copy, which is in the same hand as before, was 
1661. The list of bishops is carried down to Cuthbert Tunstall, the sixtieth 
in the series. 

X446 Gg. n. 16. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1447 Gg. n. 17. 

A folio, on paper, of 280 pages, in good preservation. 

Headed ' De valore Episcopatus Norwici et de Primitiis 
et decimis ejusdem.' 

It contains the names of all the ecclesiastical benefices within the diocese 
of Norwich, with a statement of the firstfruits, tenths and procurations due 
from each of them, and of the patrons and incumbents in a.d. 1632. 

1448 Gg. XL 18. 

A folio, containing ff. 217, regularly paged, in double columns 
of 46 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

Jacobi de Voragine Aurea Legenda. 

Begins (after the Preface, Universum tempus presentis vite...and an 
index of chapters :) 

Adventus domini per quatuor septimanas... 
Ends, imperfectly, in the account of St Clement : 

. . quia enim creatorem non cognoscitis, justura est ut in cre[aturi8]... 
Of the 176 chapters which the index shews that the MS. once contained, 
the last 12 are lost. The initial letter is illuminated, and there is also a 
representation of the Doom on f. 1. At the foot of f. 1, is written in a contem- 
porary hand * Memoriale Fratris Johannis de Draytone monachi cuius anime 
propicietur deus. Amen;' a note which has misled Tanner, Bih/ioth. p. 233, 
who cites this MS. as a work of John de Draytone's, called * Memoriale.' 

1449— Gg. II. 19 and 20. 

Two folios, on paper, containing 1196 numbered pages (in 
addition to 24 pages of index) ; the manuscript is fairly written 
in Law- French in a hand of about the period comprised in the 

'Reportes hors de le Banck le Roy.' 

The first volume extends from Paschse 6'" to Trin. 10, the second from 
Mich. 10 to Pasch. 13 Car. I. 


Some of the cases reported in these volumes are apparently not reported 
elsewhere. The first case of the series is ' Jones e. Harris,' in which the 
plaintiflFas serjeant-at-arms for the marches of Wales prefers his bill against 
Sir Thomas Harris for his fees. The last is an anonymous case against an 
executor to recover a debt. 

1451 6g. n. 21. 

A folio, on parchment, 200 pages, double columns, of about 
40 lines each, handwriting of the xiith or xiiith centurj\ 

1. ' Nomina episcoporum Cenomanxice urbis [Mons] ; 
Nomina pontificum Pitauexsium [Poitiers] ; Nomina episco- 
porum Nanneticensium [Nantes] ; Nomina archiepiscoporum 
Cantuarie; Nomina episcopormn Amsianensium [Amiens]; 
Nomina episcoporum Beluacexsicm [Beadvais] ; Nomina 
archiepiscoporum Sexoxexsium [Sens] ; Nomina episcoporum 
Parisiexsium ; Nomina episcoporum Aurelianensium [Orleans] ; 
Nomina episcoporum Siluanettensium [Senlis].' 

These lists occupy 3 pages, and appear to have been drawn up in 1162. 

2. ' HisTORiA Anglorum nouiter edita ab Henrico Hunt- 
ENDuxExsi archidiacono : libri decem"" (pp. 5 — 181). 

After a summary of the contents, the ' Prologus' begins: 

Cvm in omni fere litterarum studio dulcs laboris lenimen... 
Ends (p. 181), at the 12th year of King Stephen : 

Unde comparet quante rex Stephanus audacie et animi pericula non 
reformidantis fuerit. 

Printed, with numerous variations, in Savile's Scriptores post Bedam, 
Francof. 1601 ; according to which edition the present MS. breaks off at 
p. 394. 

S. ' Libellus Bede presbyteri de Temporibus minor:"* in 22 

Begins (p. 183) : 

Tempora momentis, hoiis, diebus, mensibus, annis, seculis, et etati- 
bus diuiduntur... 
Printed in Bede's Works, ed. Giles, vi. 123 sq. 

4. 'Libellus Bede de Natura Mundi,' or 'de Natura 
Rerum ;' in 51 chapters. 

Begins (p. 190) : 

Operatio diuina que cuncta creauit et gubernat... 

According to the colophon (p. 199), this tract is said to be chiefly taken 
' de libro plinii secundi Naturalis Hystorie.' 

Printed, as above, vi. 99 sq. 


Bound up with these treatises is a leaf of some older MS. (? written in 
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1452 Org. II. 22. 

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not to be found among the published cases. Many of them have 
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The Kalendar occupies fF. 2 — 7, the next leaf containing the beginning 
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67 and 68 : the Psalms end f. 86, and the Canticles follow with the Litany, 
which ends f. 98, — after a blank leaf the Vigiliae Mortuorum begin f. 100, 
and in f. 1106 the fifteen Oos, and the MS. ends f. 116 a with S. Bernard's 
Oratio devota de nomine Ihesu. 


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A Collection of Rules, Orders, and Forms of Proceeding 
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anything more obscure and difficult than the matter itself. Notwith- 
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and canonists ofier, these may serve for a generall taste of the nature 
and force thereof. 

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A large quarto, on vellum, containing 113 leaves, the pages 
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leaf contains two curious illuminated pictures, and the larger 
capitals are variously coloured and ornamented throughout. The 
titles of the books and sections are in rubric, and there are a 
great variety of notes in several later and sometimes very minute 
hands: a hand of the xviith century has made references to the 
Grammatici Lat'ini of Putsch, and added titles in some cases. 

1. A grammatical extract ofi/i lines icithout title or author's 
name. fol. 1. 


Sciendum est quod versus totus constans sive spondeis sire dactylis 
unius dicitur esse figurae. 

Taken (with considerable alterations) from Diomed. Lib. m. p. 495. Ed. 


2. ^Prisciani....partitiones versuum xu. ^neidos principa- 
lium'' (title in late hand). 

Begins (fol. 1 b) : 

Arma virumque cano... 

Ends (fol. 10 b, after which follows a blank leaf) : 

Troiugena at Graiugena faciens. (pp. 1216 — 128G, Putsch.) 

3. Prisciani Libri xviii. (fol. 12 — 92). 

Contains the letter to Julianus and Patricius and the first xvii. books 
complete : the xviii"' book ends with the words, * qui laudibus utriusquc 
gloriari student doctrine' (p. 1166. Ed. Putsch). The first xvi. books are 
styled Priscianus major in the MS. : the last two are entitled Priscianus 

4. Two folio leaves, on parchment, in double columns of 
44 lines. Date, the xiiith century. 

A Hymn to S. Michael, beginning ' Ad celebres rex 
celice.' . , . preceded by a full explanatory commentary. 

The hymn will be found in Mone's Hymni Latini medii cevi, i. p. 454. 
At the top of p. 1 is written, ' De libris Sancti Sulpicii Bituricensis.' 

1463 ^S- II- 33- 

A large quarto, on paper, consisting of 265 leaves, with 22 
or 83 lines in a page. The handwriting is that of the xvth or 
xvith century. The parts of this volume are much displaced in 
the binding. 

A Collection of Greek Mathematical Treatises. 

1 . ff. 1 — 54. * KXavSiov YlToXe/uaiou MaOrjinaTiK^^ auu- 
Ta^eo)? (i'lfiXia Tpia.' 

The third book is incomplete ; the whole being only as much as is 
contained in the 60 firet pages of the Edit. fol. Basil, mdxxxvii. There are 
copious marginal scholia, and schemes of the demonstrations. The figures 
are wanting in some parts, and the tables are mostly left unfilled. 

2. ff. 57 — 63. * 'EirtT6Tjui;;Mei'ov eyKivfxiou t^s tou flro- 
Xcfiaiov fiaOrjfiaTiKt}? crvvTa^eco^.' 


17 fiiv 8fi np66f<ris ijfiif vvv iariv kot tniTOfi^v diaXafitly. . . 



...*tat (iTTiv 6 Kavu>v ovtos' 
The canon is wanting. 

3. flP. 65 — 82. * npoKXov Aiabo-^ou vTroTvirtixris aaTpovo- 
HtKwv UTToOeaewv, 

This was published at Basle in mdxl. 
Begins : 

UXarav fxiv 6 fieyas o> eToipe... 


. . .TrpojSXj^/iaTtai/ <ov ^■qriiv eladaaiv. 
The tract at the end of this volume is properly the completion of this 
treatise, as the catchwords imply. See § 26. 

4. ff. 83 — 102. * Qeiovo^ 'AXe^avSpews ^^(oXia irdvv 'xptj- 
(jifia eU TTJv ^laOrjixaTiKtjv /xeyaXijv avvTaqiv IlToXe/xatoi/. 

These are not Theon's own commentaries. 
Begins : 

arvvTo^ip iireypw^e t^v irpayftaTeiav ovk <ar av tis oiTjdflr)... 
Ends (imperfect) : 

...^v Tivas (pap.€V avareXKeiv... 
fiF. 107 — 109 are a displaced part of Euclid's Optics. See § 24. 
f. 110 is also a displaced fragment. 

5. ff. 112 — 116. *'Ap-^i/nr]ooi;^ KVKXofieTptjcri^.' * Ei/ro/ct'oi; 

AaKaX(i)viTov virofivrjuaTa. 

These correspond with ToreUi's edition of Archimedes. Fol. Oxon. 
MDCcxcii. pp. 203—216. 

6. f. 121. Greek Elegiac verses. 

El Kv^ov e^ oXt'you StTrX^o'ioi' ayadf Tiv)^tiv, . , 


...Tov Kvpijvaiov rov r 'Eparocrdeveovs. 
18 lines. ." 

7. ff. 122 — 130 a. ^'AyaOrjiiepouTov'OpOaivos'yeiO'ypacpia^ 


This is printed in the Geographi Minores, VoL n. Oxon. MDCcni. Both 
the books there printed are in this MS., but the second is entitled here 
vnoTviToxTis yfcoypatpias iv eTTiTopa. 

8. ff. 130 h. ' L^iovvaiov Bu^avTiov avonrXovs Boo-tto/^oi/.' 
This is only the opening of the tract, exactly as printed in the note to 

the Latin copy in Geogr. Minor. Vol. iii. p. 1. 


9. ff. 132 — 133 a. A Grammatical Fragment, probably of 
Isaac ArgjTus. 

Begins : 

fv Tciis ejTtoToXatf xpr)<rifu&TaTa to. yvcifiara olovrai tS>v ao(f)c!)v. . . 

...ravra eVeiS^ fifl^ovos eSeiro ^OTjdfjfiaTos fiel^ovos Koi T~vy^dvfi. 

10. ff. 133 a. ' laaaK aXXm tov Apyvpov a^oXia iravv 
avayKaioTara Tvy^^avovTa et? ro eupioKoiuevov eu Trj yeto- 
ypa(p'i(f. TrpuJTov a')^f)txa rijs ep ewnreoip KaraypaKpyis rij^ o'l- 


Begins : 

TO fifv vTTodfivai TO fii]Kos TOV TrapoXXijXoypa/x/itou 8nr\aiTiov tov 
TrXdrous . . . 


.,.8i (vdeicov \afi^avnvTai ra irepaTa Koi ov irfpi(f>(ptiS>u. 

This was to have been published by Holstenius. See Fabricius, Bibl. 
Gr. IV. p. 155, Harles. 

11. ff. 135 — 137a. ' Me^o^os els rrjv ev eiriirelM t^s o'l- 
Kovfievr]^ avfxixerpov Trj (T<paipiKrj Gecrei KaTaypaCprjv tov Y\to- 


Probably by the same Isaac Argyrus. Incomplete. 
Begins : 

'Ejri be ttJs iv t^ irivaKi KaToypatjyfjs . . . 

...TOV KVkKoV Tpfjpa KttTa TO... 

12. ff. 140 — 153 5. * Yx/zt/cXeoys ra etj Ew/cXei^*)*' ai/a- 


These are the books printed in editions of Euclid for the 14th and 16th 
Elements. There are marginal scholia. 

IS. ff. 153 I — 176. Scholia to the vih Element of Euclid., 
by Isaac Argyrus and others. 

14. ff. 176 — 178. Ileus TETpaywvii^eiv tov kvkXou. 

Begins : 

'E7r€i8»;7r«p airo8f8(iKTai iv Ta tjSy (TToixtia . , . 

Ends : 

. . . I<r6v etrrai t^ tov kvkXov ififiaB^ otrtp tbti id^at. 

15. ff. 179 — 192 a. ' Gewro? vtrofivrinaTa cIs tov irpwTov 
(ilfiXiov TTJs iieyaXr}^ o-yi'To'^ew?.' 


Theon's {mo/xv^fuiTa sre included with the fifyakr] a-vvra^is in the Edition 
referred to in $ 1. The present fragment corresponds to pp. 42 — 64 of that 

16. ff. 196 — 202 a. ' lojaVvoy 'AX6^avo|oea)s rov ^iXoirovou 
irepi Trj^ Tou a<jTpo\apov yprjaea)^ pipXiov. 

See Dd. xv. 27. 

Rather more than five chapters are wanting in the present copy, which 

Trapa top *e iroaav earlv dpap. 

17. ff. 203 — 210. Agt povofiiKti^ kqt eiriToixtjv crToi-)(€i(vi> 
^i^X'iov j3 . irpoKaTaffKevt] et? ttjv KaToKri^^iv rtj^ tov Wto- 
Xe/ia'iov avvra^ews.' 

The latter part of this MS. is lost. 
Begins : 

Ta fiei> §7 TTJs irpoTtpas ijfiiov (rrrovitjs... 


. . .TO v(TTtpoyfVf(rT€pa tl 8q napa tov irpSro. . . 

18. ff. 211 — 217. *'Ek tou rfjs acn-povofiiKijs ^ifiXov v 
y^r]<pi](popiai elaaywytj^ Qeoowpov tou M eXtTi/i/t&jroi/.' 

The first chapter of this part, containing more than two pages, is printed 
in Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. Vol. x. p. 407. There are in all 10 chapters. 

aoTpovofiia tcmv 7 fTTiOTi^fUj... 

... 17 Tav apiBfiav KaTaypa<pfj 8rj\ov TroieT, with the scheme. 

19. ff. 218 — 222. * Toy 'Apyupou, irepl eupeaew^ twv tc- 
TpaywviKwv TrXevpoov toov fit] ptjTwv Terpaycvvtov apiufiwv. 

See Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. Vol. xi. p. 129. 

rav pfv prjTmv TfTpayapav api6p.av (V)(fpt}S iariv rj ratv rrktvpcov 
Ends with a table of the square roots of numbers from 1 to 102, calcu- 
lated to three places of sexagesimal fractions. 

20. ff. 222 — 225 a. * U poXeyofieva els Trjv TlToXefxaiov 
IxaOtjixariKtjv avvTa^iv. 

Begins : 

TTjv doTpovofWc^p iv Toii npoi 2vpov yepfffkiaKois Tfrpaan jSt^Xtoir. . . 



. . . (r(f>aipo(i8^s 7 ytj. 

21. ff. 225 a — 226. ' Ta^js Kal "xeipovpy'ia nepia/xou kuto. 
Tov yewfxeTprjv llainrov. 
Begins : 

Ao^fi fiiv ovu ra iv rois fiepiarfiois airavra . . . 
Ends (incomplete) : 

. . . Kai Sfioiays tSv Xomav ypa(})civ Kara top. . . 
ff. 227—229 are displaced from § 22. 

22. ff. 230 — 231 a. Scholia on the vth and following Elemenii 
of Euclid. 

Begins : 

ptpos earl fieytdos fieyedovs. . . 


. . .Tavra iv TovTa (Tvvr]prjp.fva>s. 

23. fir. 232 — 241 a. ' Hpwvos AXe^avopew^ irvevfiaTiKMv 
(iifiXiov TrpwTov. 

Tliis is printed in Veteres Mathematicu Folio, Paris, mdoxciii. p. 145. 
The MS. is very defective : the copyist has omitted from eorw apt^pia-pAnov, 
p. 169, ed. to the same words p. 177. From this the MS. is complete to 
the middle of p. 195 (see ff. 227—229); all after this is lost to the foot of 
p. 227, . . .'YSpavXtKoO opydvov Karaa-Kevrj. The original of the present MS. 
seems to have wanted the end of the printed copy from Zdov Tfftvea-dal re 
Kai mvftv, p. 230. 

24. flf. 247—250 a. ' Ta EvkXu^ov oTrri/ca.' 

This is an unfinished copy containing only eleven propositions, with 
scholia. There are no figures. 

25. fir. 251—252, also ff. 107—109 a. ' Ta Eu/cXe/^oi/ 


This is another defective copy containing 23 propositions, with scholia 
and figures. 

26. ff. 257 — 260. * EuKXei^ov KaroinpiKa! 

This is complete, with scholia, and figures to most of the propositions. 
27- ff. 261 — 264 a. ^Ylepi 'AarpoXdlSov KaraaKevij^ Koi 

This tract is properly the conclusion of § 3. 



enrfidi} Koi irpo tos ttjs ireXijwjs TJjpijo-fir. . . 


. . .tva yivTirai KoraKrfKTOV to fxirpov rav iv avroii. 

The names of two former owners of this book are written on £ 121 h, in 
the same writing as most of the volume : 
UpoTfpov Tfapyov. BaXX. 
vtrrepop, 'AX^eprou Uiov tov Kapjra/ov. 

The latter died a.d. mdxxix. 

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1. ' KXeoveioov e'laayuyyrj apfioviKij. 
Begins (fol. 1) : 

ap[JLOVlKt) ioTlV eTTtCTTIJ/MJ... 

Ends (foL 8 a) : 

ovTos 6 opos TTJs Kara to r^pfiocrp-ivov icrr". irpaypardas. 

Commonly ascribed to Euclid, and contained in Gregory's edition, pp. 
533 — 543. See Smith's Diet. Biogr. s. v. Cleonides and Euclid. 

2. * Ey/cXei'^oi; KaraTOfin Kavov(K. 
Begins (fol. 8 a): 

Ends (fol. ult.) : 

(Sot* ytveadai tov PB peaov Siarovov. 

(pp. 547— 556. Ed. Greg.) 
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in the margin at the beginning is written wtpt ^^dyyo)*'. 

1465 Gg. n. 35. 

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* Certane Practicques drawin furth of certane processe before 
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CRETI9 of the same, collectit and sett furth be Sir Richard 


Maitland, of Lethingtoun, Knyght, and of the Senatoris of the 
said College.'' 

The dates annexed to these entries all lie between 1560 and 1577. 

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A folio, on paper, containing 111 pages, of which 99 are 
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1. Cases decided in the Court of Wards and Live- 
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2. Presentations made and granted by the Master of the 
Court of Wards and Liveries, 

Most of the cases that are given in the manuscript will be found totidem 
verbis in Sir James Ley's Reports. The first three in the manuscript how- 
ever are not in the printed book. 

For an account of this court and its history, see Coke's second Institute, 
4th part, cap, 35. 

1468 Og. m. 3. 

A small folio, on paper, containing 44 leaves. 

Written in Law-French in a rough coarse hand (much blotted) 
of about the beginning of the xviith century. 

Cases adjudged in the Common Pleas in the 15th, 16th and 
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1469 Og> m. 4. 

A small folio, on paper (bound up with the preceding MS.) 
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'A TRUE CoppiE OF Mr Justice Crook''s Argument xiii" 
Aprilis Anno Dom, 1638 upon the case of the Scire Facias 
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A folio, on paper, containing ff. 200, of which 190 are num- 
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Many of the leaves are blank. 

A Law Commoxplace Book, with an alphabetical table of 

On the first leaf is the record of a money transaction between Edward 
Bullocke of Muche Wyborowe in the countie of Essex and ^Villianl Atwood, 
dated 1 May. anno regni Elizabeth, xxix. To f. 70 is affixed a letter of one 
Jos. Wood, dated June 26, 1599, begging a friend to discharge some debts. 
At the beginning is written the distich : 

Sepe rogare, rogata tenere, tenta docere, 

H«Bc tria discipulum &ciunt superare magistrum. 

1471 Gg- m, 6. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 24:7, with 30 lines in a page. 
Date, the xvth century. 

La DiviNA CoMMEDiA Di Daxte, with a marginal and inter- 
linear Commentary in Latin, abridged from that of Bexvexuto 
OF Imola. 

The Inferno begins f. 1, ^^•ith a vignette in the initial letter of Dante 
with Virgil ; the Purgatorio f. 78 b, with a similar vignette of the two poets 
in the boat; and the Paradiso f. 161, the initial vignette representing Bea- 
trice she%ving the Saviour in glory to Dante. 

Benvenuto Rambaldo of Imola, to whom the commentarj- is ascribed, 
flourished in 1376. It has never been printed entire, but very copious ex- 
tracts are given in Muratori's Antiquitates Italics, i. pp. 1029 — 1298. The 
commentarj' printed by Vendelin de Spira, Venet. 1477, purporting to be an 
Italian translation of this, is pseudonymous. This MS. gives the commen- 
tary in a very abridged form. 

At the end of the Paradiso follow 

1 . f. 240 b. Dante's epitaph on himself, ' Jura monarchic 
superos flegetonta lacusque,** &c. 

This will be found in the Life of Dante, p. 47, in the 4th volume of the 
edition of Lombardi's Dante, published at Rome 1817, entitled *Le princi- 
pali cose appartenenti alia divina commedia.' 

2. ff. 241 — 243 a. ' Canto di messer Piero Aligero figluolo di 
Dante ^ nel quale sotto brevitd espone, et divide la maramgliosa 
comedia . . .in tre parti.'' 

Begins : 

O voie che site dal verace lume... 
VOL. III. p 



...Nel mezzo del camin di nostra vita. 
TWd pp. 113— 116. 

3. ff. 243 h — 246, ' Canto di messer Bosone di Ogohhio s<ypra 
la expodtione et divisione delta comedia di Dante.'' 

Begins : 

Pero che sia piu fructo e piu dilecto... 

. . . Fortificando la Christiana fede. 
Ibid. pp. 108—112. 

4. f. 247. In a later hand. 

' Sonetti di Piero Alghierifgluolo di Dante^ che sono come argo- 
mento di tutte le tre parti delta sua comedia.'' 
The first begins : 

Qui incomincia I'alta Comedia. . . 
The last ends : 

...De I'esca eterna a chi ha perfetta fede. 
This MS. is not mentioned in Colonib de Batines' BibUografia Dnntesca. 

1472— Gg. m. 7—14. 


A commentary on .^schylus by Thomas Stanley, in eight 
volumes folio. Date, the xviith century. 

These notes are written by Stanley in the margins and in blank leaves 
at the end of his edition of Mschylus, printed l)y Flcsher (Lond. 16053). 
They are incorporated into Butler's edition. See his preface, p. v. 

1480 Gg. III. 15. 

A thick small folio, on paper, of 42 1 leaves, many of which are 
blank, or nearly so. Of the xviith century. 

Thom^: Stanleii ' Adveksauia.' 

The authors illustrated and emendated are enumerated on the reverse of 
the first leaf: viz. Sophocles, Euripides, Stephanus {De Urbihus), Juvenalis, 
Persius, Achilles, Tatius, Longns, Parthenius, Zenobius, Theocritus, An- 
tigonns, Carystius, Aristides, Tlieophrastus {Churact.), Hosychius, and the 
Etymologicon Magnum. In this volume are also contained fragments of 
Euripides and Sophocles omitted by Meursius. The volume is in Stanley's 
o\vn hand. 


1481 Gg. m. 16. 

A small folio, on paper, of 357 leaves (many of which are 
blank or nearly so), partly paged, each full page containing from 
SO to 40 lines. Date, the xviith century. 


1 ' cLKpoBivia^ sive Exercitatio philologica de primitiis ac 
decimis prsedae ad versum iv capitis vii Epistolae ad Hebrseos : 
qua nonnuUa S. Scripturse loca explicantur, veteres aliquot ritus 
eruuntur, authores plurimi prsesertim Graeci partim illustrantur, 
partim emendantur."* fol. 1. 

2. ' Notse in Demosthenis Orationem irepi avfxfiopiwv.' 
fol. 108. 

3. Archontes Attici, fol. 324. 

Contains references to authors who have noticed each. 

4. 'Sophoclis Philoctetes' Latine (imperfectus). fol. 354. 

fo. Notse in Philoctetem (imperfectse). fol. 383. 
The volume is in Stanley's own hand. For a notice of all these MSS. 
see Rose, Biogr. Diet. Vol. xii. p. 102. 

1*82- Gg. m. 17—20. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

I486 Gg. m. 21. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 256, with 23 lines in each 
page. The initial letters are alternately red and blue ; there are 
musical notes to the antiphons. Date, the xiiith and xivth 

Miss ALE formerly belonging to the Abbey of Tewkesbury. 

After 2 leaves of prayers in a later hand than the rest of the MS., and 
the two sequences ' Missus Gabriel de cells,' and ' Verbum bonum et suave,' 
the Kalendar begins f. 4, after a table of the nones, ides, regule feriarum, &c. 
in each month : f. 10 contains a table 'de termino paschali:' and the Missal 
begins f. 11 as usual with the Office for Advent. A leaf is lost between 
fF. 146 and 14", containing the beginning of the Canon, which is inserted 
after the offices for the week following Passion Sunday. After the Canon 
follows the Missa in veneratione Sanctae Trinitatis, then the Missa de sancta 
Maria quotidie a purificatione usque ad adventum, Missa de S. Maria a 
pascha usque ad festum sanctae Trinitatis, and the offices in commemoratione 
sanctorum angelorum, pro indulgentia peccatorum, pro serenitate aeris, &c. 

F 2 


The Proprium Sanctorum begins f. 178 as usual with S. Andrew, and ends 
with S. Benedict, f. 205 ; f. 206 contains the office in annuuciatione sanctae 
Mariae, and the Commune Sanctorum begins f. 207 with the office in vigilia 
unius apostoli, ending f. 250 ft in octavo cujuslibet sancti. Another hand 
gives a few additional offices for S. Anne, S. Mary Magdalene, &c., ending 
with S. Chad, f. 256 a. From ff. 3 — 152 is in a xiiith century hand, the 
rest written in the xivth century. 

The Kalcndar contains obituary notices of 

Robertus filius Haimonis, founder of Tewkesbury Abbey, ^liva, uxor 
Ailwardi, a great benefactor to the Monastery. 

Hugo de Mortuomari. 

Giraldus, Robertus, Benedictus. Rogerus, Fromundus, Alanus, Gualterus, 
Hugo, Petrus, Robertus, Johannes de Cotes, Abbats. 

Willelmus, Sampson, Alured, Bishops of Worcester. 

Lanfranc, Richard, Archbishops of Canterbury. 

Edwardus, Henricus junior, Henricus secundus, Willelmus senior, king^ 
of England. 

Ysabel, Mabilia, Hawyssa, Mathilda, Countesses of Gloucester. 

The dedicacio ecclesie Theoks. is given June 18 — no year is mentioned 
in any case. 

1487 Grg. m. 22. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 338, in double columns of 
48 lines. Date, 1484, as appears from the colophon. 
'Sanctus Bonaventuka super quauto Sententiarum. 
Begins (after the index of titles) : 

Unguentariua faciet pigmenta suavitatis... 

. . sua pia misericordia cui est benedictio, &c. 
Opp. Mogunt. 1009, T. v. 

The first leaf of this very magnificent MS. has a rich illuminated border, 
and a picture of S. Bonaventura at his desk. It is apparently of French 

1488 G-g. lU. 23. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 378, in double columns of 47 
lines. Of the same character and date as the preceding, though 
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'Sanctus Bonaventura super secundo Sententiarum. 
Begins : 

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Ends : 

...quod scries manifestat duorum librorum preccdcntium cui, &c. 


The * Tabula' follows on 5 leaves. On the last leaf is an extract in a 
later hand respecting S. Bonaventura from ' Johannes a Trittonheym Abhas 
Spanheimensis de Scriptor. Ecclesiast.' The first leaf of this MS. also has 
a rich illuminated border. 

0pp. Mogunt. 1G09, T. iv. 

i*8» Gg. m. 24. 

A tall quarto, on paper, of 445 leaves. 

'An Abridgemext of the Records in the Tower of Lon- 
don," from Edw. II. to Kic. III., and of all the Parliaments 
holden in each King''s reign. 

It appears to have been revised for tlie press, but the printed copy, edited 
by W. Prynne in the name of Sir R. Cotton, does not exactly correspond. 
Nevertheless the book and this manuscript are the same, except a very few 
verbal changes and the addition of marginal notes, preface and index by 
Prynne. Published in London 16-57. 

The last folio is numbered 435 ; there are two folios numbered 281, 306, 
319, 321, 415, 416, 417, 577 and 578, and one extra foUo before 412. 

1490 Gg. m. 25. 

A folio, on paper, containing 194 leaves, numbered inaccu- 
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temporary hand, the lines varying from 35 to 42 in a page. 

Law Reports from Easter Term, 37 Eliz. to Hilary 
Term, 39 Eliz. 

Many of the cases are printed in Croke. Reversing the book, at the 
other end is ' Aileworth's Case,' extending over 22 leaves, and that ' Be- 
tweene Harvey pi. and Farj-e def.,' extending over 18 leaves. 

1491 Crg. m. 26. 

A folio, on paper, containing 365 numbered leaves, the lines 

varj'ing generally from 26 to 30 in a page, written in Latin, 

Enghsh, and French, in different hands of the xvith and xviith 

centuries. On a fly-leaf is pasted a small piece of parchment 

» containing an incomplete and incorrect table of contents. 

1. ff. 1 — 4a. 'Instructions for the M" of o" Wards 
and Lyveries for the better authorisinge and directinge of him 
in the execucon of his office and perfonnance of our service.' 
Date, James I., contemporarj' hand. 

2. ff. 4 5 — i6. A Treatise on Tenures, and 'breifly of 
Wardships, Premier Seisin, Livery' &c. In the same hand. 


3. ff. 47— 89. 'Curia Wardoiium; 

Being notes of cases in the Court of Wards, between 3 and 10 James I. 
Contemporary hand. 

4. ff. 91 — 94. 'Regule pro liberacone et alienaconb 


Rules (in English) for liveries of lands, made 4 Edw. IV. Hand, xvith 

5. ff. 97 — 134. Reports of Cases decided between 1 and 
23 Hen. VII. ('ex Libre Roberti Kiloway') and between 22 and 
29 Eliz., in Law- French. Same hand. 

6. ff. 136 — 148. 'Sir Francis Bacon's Charge at the 
Sessions of the Veirge."" 

This charge has been repeatedly printed. Hand, xvnth century. 

7. ff. 149 — 151. 'Judge Doderidge his preamble to a 
charge at the Sessions.' Same hand. 

8. ff 151 b — 157. 'A Forme of the Charge to be given 
BY THE Steward att the houlding a court of Survey,' of 
Lady Anne Compton's Manor of Exbury, in 35 articles of inquiry. 
Same hand. 

9. ff 159—190. A Treatise of Manors. 
Begins : 

This small Trackt of Mannors... 

...and soe I conclude this treatise of Mannors. 
Hand, xvnth century. 

10. ff". 195 — 348. 'Letters Pattent and graunts op 
Mannors and Lands, by King Henry the Eight in the xxxvijth 
yeare of his Raigne.' 

Abstracts of grants made in different parts of the kingdom. Hand, xvith 

11. ff 349 — 352. Law Readings of William Simonds, in 
French, in the summer vacation 3 Edw. VI. on statute 32 Hen. 
VIII. c. 28, on leases. Hand, xvith century. 

12. 353 — 364. 'Communications betweene Monsieur 
Du Moulin and Mons' Balzac' 

Consisting of 2 letters of the former and 1 of the latter, occasioned by 
Balzac having presented to Du Moulin a copy of his * Prince.' Contem- 
porary hand. Balzac's letter is printed in Sir Rich. Baker's translation of 
his letters, 1G54. 


1492 Gg. m. 27. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1493 Gg. m. 28. 

A large quarto, on vellum, 514 pages, of 30 lines each, gene- 
rally well preserved, but imperfect at the end ; handwriting not 
later than the xith century. Formerly presented to Exeter Ca- 
thedral by bishop Leofric, with the title Ful Spel-boc wintbes 
AND SuMEREs (Waulcy's Catal. p. 80). 

Works of ^jElfric, chiefly Homilies, in Anglo-Saxon. 

The author describes himself (p. 2) as '^Ifric munuc and 
maesse-preost,"' and says that he translated from the Latin of such 
writers as Augustine of Hippo, Jerome, Beda, Gregory the Great, 
Smaragdus and Haimo, for the benefit of his unlearned fellow- 
countrymen. His two Prefaces, one in Latin, the other in Anglo- 
Saxon, are printed at length by Wanley (pp. 153, 154), and 
Thorpe's Homilies of uElfric, Vol. i. pp. 1 sq. The fonner pre- 
face is dedicated to archbishop Sigeric or Siricius, who was 
primate of all England (989—993). 

The Homilies are divided into two books, of which the first 
commences (p. 5) with the following title : 

I. ' Liber Catholicobum Sermonum Anglicae in Aec- 
clesia per anxxum recitandi.' 

1. '' Sermo de initio creature ad populum quando uolueris^ 
Begins (p. 5) : 

An angin is ealra ]jinga .. 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 8 sq. 

2. ' Sermo de Natale Domini? 
Begins (p. 13) : 

^Fe wylla^ to trjTnminge eowres gelea&n... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 28 sq. 

3. ' Fassio B. StepJiani FrotomartJ' 
Begins (p. 19 : 

We raedaS on iSsere bee... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 44 sq. 

4. ' Asmmptio S. Johannis Apostoli.'' 
Begins (p. 25) : 

Johannes, se godspellere, Cristes dyrling. . . 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 58 sq. 


5. ' Natale Innocentium Infantium.'' 
Begins (p. 34) : 

Nu to dceg Godes gelaXung... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 76 sq. 

6. ' Octabas et Circwmcisio Domini nostri."* 
Begins (p 89): 

Se godspellere Lucas beleac J)is dsegferlice godspel... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 90 sq. 

7. ' Epiphania Domini.'' 
Begins (p. 44) : 

Men tSa leofostan nu for feawum dagum... 
Printed in Thorpe, 1. 104 sq. 

8. ' Dominica m. post Epiphan. Domini.'' 

Begins (p. 52, after reciting the first words of the Gospel in Latin) : 

Matheus se eadiga godspellere awrat... 
Extracts printed in Wheloc's Beda, p. 64, and the whole in Thorpe, 
I. 120 sq. 

9. ' In Purificatione Sancte Marie."* 
Begins (p. 58) : 

God behead on J>aere ealdan eb,... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 134 sq. 

10. ^Dominica in Quinquagesima.'' 
Begins (p. 65) : 

Her is gerted on Jjissum godspelle... 
Printed in Thorpe, 1. 162 sq. 

11. ^ Dominica prima in Quadragesima' 
Begins (p. 71): 

Ic wolde eow trahtnian \\s godspel... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. ]66sq. 

12. '■Dominica in media Quadragesima.'' 
Begins (p. 77) : 

Se Haelend ferde ofer iSa Galileiscan SEe... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 180 sq. 

13. *" Annuntiatio S. Maria e.^ 
Begins (p. 81) : 

Vre se selmihtiga Scyppend, se ie ealle gcsccafta... 
Printed in Thorpe, 1. 192 sq. 

14. ' /w Dominica Palmarum.'' 
Begins (p. 88) : 

Cristea iSrowung wses geraedd nu... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 206 sq. 


15. '■ Dominica Sancte Pasce.'' 

Begins (p. 94) : 

Oft ge gehyrdon embe Saes Hselendes... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 220 sq. 

1 6. ' Dominica prima post Pascal' 
Begins (p. 99) : 

^fter cSses Hselendes a-riste... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 230 sq. 

17. ^Dominica u post Pasca^.^ 
Begins (p. 103) : 

pis godspel, ])e nu gened wses... 

Printed in Thorpe, i. 238 sq. 

A side-note is added at the close of this Homily : ' Supple ex MS. Sax. 
Homil. Trin. Coll. p. 58, lin. 1, quamvis Vol. C. CO. Vol. i. p. 403 huic 
codici per omnia convenit.' 

18. '■In Letania Maiore' [? St Mark's day]. 
Begins (p. 106) . 

Das dagas synd gehatene Letaniae, Jjset sint, Gebed-dagas. . . 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 244 sq. 

19. '■ De Dominica Oratione^ 
Begins (p. 112) : 

Se Hselend Crist, sy*«an he to iSisum life com... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 253 sq. 

20. ' De Fide CathoUca: 
Begins (p. 119) : 

jElc cristen man sceal sefter rihte cunnan... 
Printed entire in Soames, Bampton Lectures, pp. 42 — 64, and in Thorpe, 
I. 274 sq. 

21 . ' Sermo in Ascensione Domini.'' 
Begins (p. 127) : 

Lucas se godspellere lis manode on isisre pistol-rsedinge. 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 294 sq. 

22. ' /» die sancto Peniecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 134) : 

Fram iSam halgan easterUcan dsege... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 310 sq. 

23. ' Dominica secunda post Peniecosten^ 
Begins (p. 141 ) : 

Se wealdenda Drihten saede *b bigspell... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 328 sq. 

^ On the mark h (eqiu?aleDt to H), which appears ia this case over the C, consalt 
Wanley, CataJ. p. 156. 


24. ' Dominica iv. post Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 146) : 

paet halige godspel us segiS... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 338 sq. 

25. ' Nativ. S. Johan. Baptist.'' 
Begins (p. 152) : 

Se godspellere Lucas avvrat on Cristes bee... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 350 sq. 

26. ' Passio Apostolorum Petri et Pauli.'' 
Begins (p. 159) : 

Matheus se godspellere awrat on iSsere godspellican gesetnj-sse... 
Printed in Soames, Bamp. Lect. pp. 126 — 133 ; and in Thorpe, i. 364 sq. 

27. ' De Passiom Apostolorum,' a continuation of the above. 
Begins (p. 161): 

We wyllaS sefter ^isum godspelle.. 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 370 sq. 

28. ' Natale Sancti Pauli ApostoliJ' 
Begins (p. 167) : 

Godes gelaSung vnirSa* fisne daeg pam msran... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 384 sq. 

29. ^Dominica xi. post Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 174) : 

On sumere tide wses se Haelend farende... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 402 sq. 

30. ' Passio Beati Laurentii Martyrise 
Begins (p. 180) : 

On Decies dsege, ))ae3 wselhreowan Caseres... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 416sq. 

31. ''Be Assumptions B. Marie.* 
Begins : 

leronimus se halig sacerd awrat ainne pistol... 
A large part of tliis defective Homily was restored by VVheloc from a 
MS. in C. C. C. Cambridge. 

Printed entire in Thorpe, i. 436 sq. 

32. ' Passio Sancti Bartholomei Apostoli.'' 
Begins (p. 192) : 

Wyrd-writeras secgaS }>' «ry leodscipas. . 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 454 sq. 

33. ' Decollatio Sancti Johannis Baptistae? 
Begins (p. 202) : 

Marcus se godspellere awrat on cristes bee... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 476 sq. 


34. * Dominica xvii. post Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 208) : 

Ure Drihten ferde to sumere byrig... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 490 sq. 

35. ' Dedicaiio Aecclesie Sancti Michahelis archangeli.'' 
Begins (p. 212) : 

Manegum manntun is cniS seo hallge stdvr... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 602 sq. 

36. '■Dominica xxi. post Pentecosten.'' 
Be^ns (p. 220) : 

Drihten waes sprecende on sumere tide... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 520 sq. 

37. * Natale Omnium Sanctorum.^ 

Begins (p. 225) : 

Halige lareowas raeddon... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 538 sq. 

38. ' Euuangelium'' (a continuation of the above). 
Begins (p. 228) : 

Daet halige godspel fe nu lytle ar aetforan eow geraedd wes— 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 548 sq. 

39. ^Natale Sancti Clementis Martyrise 
Begins (p. 232) : 

Menu <5a leofostan, eower geleafa... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 556 sq. 

40. ' Natale Sancti Andreae ApostoU.'* 
Begins (p. 240) : 

Crist on sumere tide ferde witS J?aere GfaUleiscan sS... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 576 sq. 

41. ' Passio Ejusdem'' (a continuation of the above). 
Begins (p. 244) 

Se apostol Andreas, aefter Cristes tSrowunge... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 586 sq. 

42. ' Dominica prima in Aduentum Domini.^ 

Begins (p. 249) : 

pj'ses dseges Senung and 8ys8ere tide maer<5... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 600 sq. 

43. ^Dominica n. in Aduentum Domini.'' 
Begins (p. 251) : 

Se godspellere Lucas awrat on «isum dsegSerlican godspelle... 
Printed in Thorpe, i. 608 sq. 


II. The second book has also two prefaces (in Latin and 
Anglo-Saxon). These, together with a Latin ' Ammonitio,' or 
caveat against intemperance, are printed in Wanley, pp. 156, 157, 
and in Thorpe, as above, ii. 1 sq. 

The title of the book itself runs thus (p. 257) : 

' Liber Sebmonum Catholicorum Anglice in anno se- 


1 . ' Sermo de Natale Domini ad populuniy excerptus de tes- 
timoniis prophetarum.'' 

Begins (p. 257) * 

Mine gabrojmi *a leofostan on ]?isum daege we wur<5ia<5... 
Extracts printed in Wheloc's Beda, p. 62, and the whole in Thorpe, 
II. 4 sq. 

2. '■Natale Sancti Stephani protomartyris^ 
Begins (p. 264) : 

Augustiniis, se wisa biscop, sprtec to his folce... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 24 sq. 

3. ' Sermo in Aepiphania Domini.'' 
Begins (p. 269) : 

Des da?g is gehaten on bdcum swutelung-daeg... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 36 sq. 

4. '■Dominica u. post Aepiphania Domini!' 
Begins (p. 276) : 

lohannes se godspellere cwseiS on Jjsere godspellican race... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 54 sq. 

5. ' Dominica Septuagesima.'' 
Begins (p, 284) : 

Drihten saede J)is big-spel his leorning-cnihtum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 72 sq. 

6. ' Dominica in Sexagesim^.'' 
Begins (p. 291 ) : 

On sumere tide 8a iSa micel menigu samod com... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 8B sq. 

7. ' Dominica i. in Quadragesima.'' 
Begins (p. 293 ft): 

Men )>a leofostan, eow callum is cui?... 
Extracts in Wheloc's Beda, p. 71, and the whole in Thorpe, ii. 98 sq. 

8. ' Dominica secunda in Quadragesima.'' 
Begins (p. 298) : 

Drihten Heelend Sreade mid wordum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. llOsq. 


9. '• Sancti Gregorii pape. urhis Roniane inclitus.'' 
Begins (p. 300 b) : 

Gregorius se halga papa, engliscre ^eode apostol... 
Edited by Mrs Elstob in 1709, and by Thorpe, ii. 116 sq. 

10. '■ Depositio Sancti Cuthberhti episcopi.'' 
Begins (p. 30") : 

Cuthberhtus, se halga biscop, scinende on manigum geeamungnm..- 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 132 sq. 

11. ''Sancti Benedicti ahhatis^ 
Begins (p. 314) : 

Beuedictos, se halga abbud, on %isum andwerdom daegc. 
Printed in Thorpe, n. 154 sq. 

12. '■Dominica in media Qiiadragesime ? 
Begins (p. 325) : 

Men «a leofostan, we radaS nu set Godes iSenungum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 188 sq. 

13. ' Secunda Sententia de hoc ipso'' (no rubric). 
Begins (p. 3-34) : 

Moyses and Aaron, and ia yldestan ealdras... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 212 sq. 

14. ^ Dominica y. Quadragesime.'' 
Begins (p. 339) : 

peos tid fram isisum andwerdan dsege... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 224 sq. 

15. ' Dominica Palmarum^ de Passione Domini^ 
Begins (p. 346) : 

Drihtnes iSrowunge we wUlaS gedafenlice eow secgan... 
Extracts in Wheloc's Beda, p. 61, and the whole in Thorpe, ii. 240 sq. 

1 6. ' Sermo de Sacrijicio in Die Pascae^ 
Begins (p. 354) : 

Men fa leofostan, gelome eow is gesaed... 
Printed in Wheloc, as above, p. 462, and in Thorpe, ii. 262 sq. 

17. ' Alius Sermo de Die Paschae? 
Begins (p. 362) : 

Hit is swi<Se gedafenlic... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 282 sq. 

18. A Sermon for Wednesday in Easter-week (title wanting). 
Begins (p. 365) : 

Gleome seteowode ure Drihten hine sylfiie... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 288 sq. 


19. *■ Apostolorum Philippi et Jacohi.'' 
Begins (p. 368) : 

Philippus, se Godes apostol... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 294 sq. 

20. ' De sancto Jacobo apostolo'' (a continuation of the above). 
Begins (p, 3G9) : 

We wurSiaS eac on Sissere andwerdan freols tide... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 298 sq. 

21. '■ Inuentio Sanctae CriLcis^ 
Begins (p. 371): 

Men *a leofostan, nu to dseg we wurXiaiS ])ffire halgan rode..- 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 302 sq. 

22. '■Sanctorum Alexandria Euentii et Theodoli.'' 
Begins (p. 372) : 

On Xisum daege f rowode sum arwiirSe papa. . . 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 308 sq. 

23. '' Feria Secunda. Letania Maiore.^ 
Begins (p. 375) : 

Lsewede menn behdfiaS... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 314 sq. 

24. ' In Letania Maiore. Feria Tertia? 
Begins (p. 382) : 

Men «a leofostan, Pauhis se Apostol... 
This Homily relates to Fursey the Irish monk (Bed. Hist. Eccl. in. 19). 
It is printed in Thorpe, ii. 332 sq. 

25. '■Alia Visio.'' 
Begins (p. 388) : 

Beda, ure lareow, awrat... 
The reference is to the vision of Dritholm (Bed. Hist. Eccl. v, 12). One 
leaf is wanting before p. 389. Printed in Thorpe, ii. 348 sq. 

26. ' Hortatorius Sermo de efficacia Sanctae Missae.^ 
Begins (p. 390) : 

We rtedaS gehwser on halgum gewritum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 36G sq. 

27. * In Letania Maiore. Feria uii.^ 
Begins (p. 391): 

lohannes se godspellere awrat on %isum dtegiSerlicum godspelle... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 3G0 sq. 

28. '■Dominica lu. post Peniecosten.^ 
Begins (p. 396) : 

Se Iltrlend siide ]m bigspel... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 370 sq. 


29. * Alia Narratio de Euangelii textu.^ 
Begins (p. 399) : 

Mine gebroSru, we wyllaS eow gereccan... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 378 sq. 

30. ' In Festivitate Sancti Petri Apostoli.'' 
Begins (p. 401) : 

Lucas se godspellere us ssede on iSissere Pistol- r^dinge... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 380 sq. 

31 . ' Item de Sancto Petrol 
Begins (p. 402) : 

Matheus se godspellere awrat on Cristes bee... 
Printed in Thorpe, u. 384 sq. 

32. ' Dominica v. post Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 407) : 

Marcus se godspellere cwseS... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 394 sq. 

33. ' Dominica nana post Pentecosten."* 

Begins (p. 410) : 

Drihten cwse<S to his leoming-cnihtum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 404 sq. 

34. ' Natale Sancti lacobi Apostoli.'' 
Begins (p. 414) : 

On ])isum daege we wurSia? on urum lofsangum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 412 sq. 

35. * Sanctorum Septem Dormientium.'' 
Begins (p. 419) : 

We willa^ eow eac gereccan sceortlice... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 424 sq. 

36. ^Dominica xu. post Pentecosten.' 
Begms (p. 420) : 

Drihten saede J>is bigspel be sumun mannum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 426 sq. 

37. ' Assumptio Sancte Marie uirginis.'' 
Begins (p. 424) : 

Men fa leofostan, hwilon ser we rehton eow... 
Printed in Thorpe, n. 438 sq. 

38. ' Dominica i. in mense Septembri, quando legitur lob!' 
Begins (p. 427) : 

Mine gebroiSra, we rsdaS nu... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 446 sq. 


39. '■Dominica sexta decima post Peniecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 434) : 

Drihten cwseS on sumne timan... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 460 sq. 

40. ' De sancta Maria!' 

A few lines on the birth of the Virgin : see Wheloc's Beda, p. 448, and 
Thorpe, ii. 46G. 

41 . ' Natale Sancti Mathei apostoli et Euangelistae.'' 
Begins (p. 437) ; 

Se godspellere Matheus ])e we to dseg wurSiaS... 
Extracts in Wheloc, p. 155 ; the whole in Thorpe, n. 468 sq. 

42. ' Passio eiusdem.' 
Begins (p. 439) : 

Des ylca apostol and godspellere becdm... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 472 sq. 

43. ' Passio sanctorum Apostolorum Simonis et lude? 
Begins (p. 443) : 

Men <5a leofostan, we willa^ eow secgan... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 480 sq. 

44. ' Depositio Sancti Martini Episcopi.* 
Begins (p. 450) : 

Martinus, se wuldorfuUa Godes andetere... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 498 sq. 

45. ' De eius ohitu.'' 
Begins (p. 457) : 

Martinus se eadiga wiste... 

Printed in Thorpe, ii. 516 sq. 

Annexed (p. 458) is a short 'Excusatio dictantis,' in which -^Ifric gives 
his reasons for passing over some parts of the Gospel history: e.g. the 
account of St Thomas. Printed in Thorpe, ii. 520. 

46. ' /w Natale unius Apostoli.' 
Begins (p. 459) : 

pes apostolica freols-daeg. . . 
Extracts in Wheloc, p. 154 ; the whole in Thorpe, ii. 620 sq. 

47. ^ In Natale plurimoram Apostolorum. "* 
Begins (p. 462) : 

Se Hfflend geceas hira, to-eacan... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 528 sq. 

48. ' In Natale sanctorum martirum.' 
Begins (p. 466) : 

Se Htelend forestede his leoming-cnihtum... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 530 sq. 


49. ' In Natale unim confessoris.'' 
Begins (p. 471) : 

\'re Drihten sade pis bigspel... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 548 sq. 

50. ' In Xatale sanctarum Uirginum.'' 
Begins (p. 478) : 

Se Hselend sade gelomlice bigspel... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 562 sq. 

51. *■ In dedicatione eccUsiaeS 
Begins (p. 484) : 

Mine gebroSra, }»a leofostan... 
Printed in Thorpe, ii. 574 sq. 
The second Book of Homilies ends at p. 492 with the colophon : 

Explicit Liber secuxdcs Catholicorum Sermonum, An- 
glice : Deo gratias. Amen. 

Then follow sundry minor pieces by the same author : 

1. 'Oratio: 

Printed in W'anley, p. 159 ; Thorpe, ii. 694. 

2. 'De Temporihus AnnV (pp. 492 — 505). 

An astronomical treatise, printed in Popular Treatises on Science, S^c. ed. 
Wright, 1841. 

3. ' Her is Gelea/a and Gehed and Bletsung Isewedum man- 
nuni Y Y Leden [Latin] ne cunnon' (pp. 505 — 507). 

(1) Pater noster on Englisc (Wheloc, p. 495 ; Thorpe, ii. 596). 

(2) Se laessa creda {Ibid. p. 496 ; ii. 596). 

(3) Maesse Creda \_i. e. the Nicene Creed]] : ^V^leloc, Thorpe, Ibid. 

(4) Short prayers in English : W'heloc, Thorpe, IMd. 

4. ^ Be Penitentia.' 

Begins (p. 507) : 

.^Ic man bi« gefuUod... 
Printed by WTieloc, Ibid. ; Thorpe, ii. 602 sq. 

5. On the true faith (title wanting). 

An abridgement of Book I. Homil. 20 : see above. 

6. A short extract on abstinence.^ S^c, without title (pp. 509, 



7. '' Epistoh, de Canonihus :' imperfect. 

Begins (p. 610, after a Latin dedication to bishop Wulfsin) : 
Ic secge eow preostum... 

Printed entire in Thorpe's Ancient Laws, S^c. ii. 342 — 362. 

The only trace of ownership is on p. 1, * Leo. Pylkyngton.' The volume 
contains a copioxis ' index rerum,' apparently drawn up by Wheloc. Part 
of it is written on two leaves of an ancient Litany. 

1494 Grg. UI. 29. 

A folio, on paper, containing 1 69 leaves of 30 lines, with a 
good margin ; written in the xvth century. 


The author is Frere Harry Danyell. See Ff. ii. 6, § 1, which is a 
rougher copy of the same work. The present MS. was formerly the pro- 
perty of David Hams, an apothecary of Bristol. 

Some very irregfular rhyming Hexameters follow the colophon. 

1495 Crg. m. 30. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1*96 Gg. in. 31. 

A folio, on paper, containing ff. 246, regularly numbered, with 
63 lines in a page. Date, the xvth century. A later hand gives 
the title, 


Begins : _ 

Cum appropinquasaet ihs. In hoc evangelic... 

Ends: tristicia erit super mensam suam. 

A table of the gospels follows. 

William of Nottingham died in 1336. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 362. 

The name of Thomas Knyvet occurs in the beginning. 

1*97 Gg. m. 32. 

A folio, on paper, written in the xvth century, containing 
224 leaves. There is a good margin, and the initials are illumi- 


nated. The number of lines in a page in most parts is 46, in 
some 29. The volume has suffered very much from damp, which 
has destroyed parts of some leaves totally, and in much of the 
book has obliterated the black ink, leaving only the rubrics >nsible. 
It contains five Medical Works, mostly translated from the Greek, 
as follows : 

1. fi: 1 — 57. ' Oribasii Practica.' 

These are six books corresponding nearly to Books vni., i., ii., iv., vn., 
and VI. of the Synopsis ad Eustathium Filium, edited by Rasarius, 12mo, 
Ven. MJo.uv. The translation however is altogether an independent one. 
The prologue in the MS. seems to be the advertisement of the translator, 
but is nearly illegible, and much mutilated. 

The treatise begins : 

Si Capitis dolor ex nimio aeris calore obvenerit. . . 

...secundum virtu tem auferendus sanguis et cetera. 

2. ff. 60— 93. 'Cassius Felix.' 

This work does not correspond with the description of any of the known 
works of this author. It contains 82 chapters, each discussing a disease and 
its cure. There is a short prologue by the translator who professes to have 
undertaken ex greets logice sects auctoribus omnia necessaria documenta in 
breci eloquio latino sermone conecribere. 


Ad Cephaleam. Ad tardum sive inveteratum capitis dolorem... 

. . .et in fleculo apposita abstinere fluxus. 

3. ff. 94 — 145. 'Theodori Prisciaxi Archiatri Libri 

These have been published in a translation substantially the same by 
Segismundus Gelenius. 4to, Basil, m.d.xxxii. 


Super me College Olimpi exoratione... 


. . .usus magis quam lectionis debebis advertere. 

The copyist's errors are very numerous in this part. The colophon has 
been blotted out, but is partly legible as follows : ' Ex Practica — Theodori 
Prisciani die 13° Julii 1484.' 




Sanitatis coNSERVATioNEM editum ab eximio artiuni et medi- 
cine professore Magistro Benedicto de Nursia tunc serenissimi 
et potentissinii ducis Mediolani medico, ad nostrum in Christo 
parentem et D. n. d. n. divina providentia s. pontificem [Sixtum 


This is a work on Diet, alphabetical in form, with an Appendix on 
Animae Passiones. It does not appear to have been printed. It is the only 
work originally Latin in the volume. 

Begins : 

Sumrno decet studio emergentes morborum insidias deprimi... 


...moderatus vero ad sanitatis conservationem juvamentum prsestat. 

5. ff. 207. HippocRATis LiBRi Duo DE Flatibus, et de 

These are translated by Franciscus Philelphus, with epbtles dedicatory 
ad Philippum Mariara Anglum Mediolanensium duceni. The date at the 
colophon is slightly mutilated, through wear and damp, but may probably 
be read as follows : 

'Mediolani a nativitate dominica mccccxliiii sexto Kalend. Januarias.' 
A vellum leaf of a very ancient service-book has been used in the 

14»« Org. ni. 33. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 163, in double columns, 
with 32 lines in each column. The initial letters are green and 
red alternately. Date, the xiith century. 

' Pars secunda de floribus Psaltebh.'' 

Begins with Ps. 51 : 

Agitur in hoc psalmo de duobus generibus hominum... 

Ends with Pa. 98, (incompletely) : 

...In hoc nomine territi demones: possessa corpora... 

It consists of a very full commentary on these psalms, each verse being 
inserted before its commentary. 

There are the following notes of ownership : 
f. 1. Liber sanctc Marie de Rupe. 
f. 1G3. Shyrbrokc, 1583. 


1499 Gg. m. 34. 

A folio, on paper, of 867 pages, there being two pages num- 
bered 211 and 212; the last page of writing is marked 365. 
After some blank leaves there follow 18 pages of ^vriting in a 
later hand and one page of index. 

Papers relatixg to the reigx of Queex Elizabeth. 

1. 'Sir Thos. Smith's Dialogue about Qu. Elizabeth's Mar- 
riage.' p. 1. 

2. ' The effecte of the Lorde Keper's oraeion in the Starre 
Chambere the laste daye of Hyllarys terme, 1566.' p. 82. 

3. ' AUegacions age\Tist the surmysed tytle of the Queene of 
Seotts and the favorers of the same.' p. 88. 

4. ' An Answeare to the former Allegations ag* the Queene 
of Scott's title to the crowne of England.' p. 107. 

5. 'AUegacions in the behalf of the highe and rayghty Princes 
the Ladye Marie nowe Queene of Scottes ageynste the opynyons 
and books sette forthe in the parte and favo' of the Ladye Kathe- 
r^ne and y® rest of thissues of the frenche Queene touching the 
successyon to the crowne.' It is dated at the end ' 20 Marcii 
1565.' p. 118. 

Appears to have been printed in 1690 by Morgan. 

6. An essay concerning the right of the Lady Katherine. 
p. 145. 

7. Will of Henry VIIL p. 173. 

8. ' The humble petycion of the Comons of the Lower Howse 
to the Quens ma® Queue Elyzabeth.' p. 192. 

9. ' The answere of Queene Elyzabeth to the Comons of the 
lowere howse who movede her to marrje and to take ordere for 
the succession the first year of her raygne.' p. 199. 

10. ' The humble petycion of the Lordes of the upper howse 
to the Queue's ma*'^ at that tyme.' p. 201. 

11. ' The speche of the queens Ma*'* had the next parlyament 
follow)-nge the teusday after Alhallowsdaye to the Duke of Nor- 
folk,' and others, p. 208. 


12. ' That the lymytacion of the succession of the crown shold 
be for the Queens Majesties safety.' p. 212*. 

13. Concerning the state of the realm, p. 216. 

14. 'A consyderacion had of the Quens ma"^* estate at this 
p"* upon the questyons following : ffyrste, whethere the same be 
so perfecte as y* nedyth not any augmentacion of strengthe and 
pollycye to make y* more perfecte and free : if yt doo neede, 
then what be the meanes to encrease the perfeccion thereof.' 
p. 236. 

15. The petition of the Duke of Norfolk to the Queen, a. d. 
1671. p. 266. 

16. 'A copye of a letter w'** was sayd to be wrytten to the 
L. B. by Ferle.' p. 268. 

17. ' Certeyne arguments collected owt of the Scryptures, 
out of the cyvyll Lawe and the comon, and exhybetyd to the 
Quens ma*'® by sum of bothe bowses ageynst the Queue of Scotts.' 
p. 275. 

18. ' An humble petycyon to here Ma"® and the reasons ga- 
therede out of Cyvyll Lawe by certeyne apoyntede by authorytye 
in parlyament to prove that yt doth stande not onelye w*** justice 
but also vv*** the Queues ma"®* honor and saftye to procede cry- 
mynallye agaynst the pretentyde Scottyshe Queue.'' p. 289. 

19. Proceedings in Parliament concerning the Queen of 
Scots, including two Speeches of Queen Elizabeth, p. 302. 

20. ' The Scottysh Queue to Anthony Babyngton.' p. 317. 
Printed, together with Nos. 21, 22, 23, in the State Trials, Vol. i. 

21. 'The Queen's letter wrytten to Sir Amys Pawlette 
havyng then the charge of the Scottyshe Queene at ffotherynga 
Castle.' p. 318. 

22. ' The answer of Anthony Babyngton' to the Queen of 
Scots, p. 320. 

23. 'The Scottyshe Quenes letter to Anthony Babyngton.' 
p. 323. 

24. A. Babington 'to Mr Haw alias How, Secretary to her 
Ma'V p. 329. 


25. * Anthony Babyngtons letter to the Queene of Scotts. 
3 Augustij, 1586; p. 329. 

26. ' The procedjTige ageynst Marj'e Quene of Scotts at 
ffotherj'nga, 1586.' p. 330. 

27- ' A breefe declaracon of Ballards and Babyngtons con- 
spyTacy dyscoveryd the in"^ of August 1586.' p. 340. 

28. ' Reasons for the Scottyshe Queene taken out of y® me- 
mor}'es of ffraunce," and the answers, p. 348. 

29. An account of the death of the Queen of Scots, p. 353. 

SO. ' A prayer usually sayd in the parlyament howse for the 
Queene.' p. 357. 

31. ' Certeyne questyons exhybetyd bye Peter Wentworth 
to the Speker in the lower Howse but the same not red.' p. 359. 

32. ' Certeyne reasons to move her Ma'"* to accept the sover- 
antye of the Lowe Contreys.' p. 360. 

Some pedigrees and wills of the 1.5th and 16th centuries are written in a 
much later hand upon the unnumbered pages at the end of the book. They 
relate to the families of Daniell, Blake, Mugge, More, Strode, and Norton. 
It is stated at the foot of the first page of them that ' These pedigrees are 
written by the hand of James Gressham of Fulham in Middl. Esq.' 

1500 Gg- IV. 1. 

Restored to the See of Norwich by a Decree of the Senate, 
A.D. 1778. 

1501 Gg. IV. 2. 

A foHo, on parchment, containing ff. 278, in double columns 
of 42 hues. Date, the xiiith century. 

'Saxcti Hieroxymi Epistol^ 127.' 

It begins after the ' Epytaphium de beato iheronimo presbitero,' and a 
table of titles of the Epistles, with the ' Symbolura fidei ad Damasum.' Opp. 
S. Hieron. xi. coll. 146—148. ed. Veron. 1742. The Epistles begin f. 3, 
with that to Pope Damasus, Ep. 35, ed. Migne, T. i. col. 451, and end f. 277 
with that 'Ad rusticum monachum de institutione vite,' Ep. 125, col. 1072. 
This is followed by the ' Explanatio fidei ad Cyrilluin,' which appears in 


Migne's S. Hieronymi Operum Mantissa, T. xi. coll. 176—181. It is in- 
complete, ending with the words 

...omnia complet dominus sicut filius, ait P[ropheta]. Migne, col, 
180, D. 

Over the Greek words that occur in the Epistles, the corresponding 
Roman letters are written. 

A fly-leaf in the beginning gives an index in a later and crabbed hand. 
On the leaf pasted on the cover is the note, ' Memorandum quod iste liber 
est datus magistro P. Carpet, monacho Sancti Antoni, ad usum scolarium 
predicti magistri Oxonie, ex dono magistri Nicholai Upton canonici Sarum.' 
Nicholas Upton was Precentor of Salisbury in 1446. 

1502 Gg. IV. 3. 

A folio, on paper, of the xviith century, in Latin, containing 
196 pages and 3 leaves of foolscap, besides 10 blank fly-leaves. 
There are about 64 lines in a page, and marginal heads of the 

Persecutionis Catholicorum Anglicans et conjura- 
TioNis Presbiterian^ Hystoria. Autore p. Warnero, S. J. 
Regi Jacobo IP" E Sacris (1660-1685). 

The history is in eight books, with a table of contents. It does not appear 
to have been printed. The present copy is apparently an autograph. There 
is an account of the author, who died 1692, in Dr Olivers Biography of 
Members of the Society of Jesus. 

Begins : 

Qui publicas res novare instituunt ad eonsilii exitum pervenire non 
possunt nisi... 


Unde permulti de ccclesia Catholica pessimc sentientes ad eam respi- 
ccre coeperunt. A Domino factum est istud et est mirabile in oralis 
There are a few English notes in another luuid on one of the inserted 

X503 Gg. IV. 4. 

A quarto, on parchment, measuring 13 inches by 9 inches, 
in good preservation. It now consists of 302 folios, but was im- 
perfect long before it came into the possession of the University. 


The folios are numbered in an old form of the Arabic numerals. 
On the inside of the cover is the old class-mark, ' BB."" At 
the top of fol. 26, with which the book now commences, are written 
' Liber loannis Cradock de Rickinghall,' and ' 844.' 

The deeds and records are arranged under the names of the 
places to which they relate, and those names are in alphabetical 
order throughout a considerable part of the book. The writing 
is arranged in two columns on each page. 

The Book is the Cellarer's Register of St Edmuxd's 
Abbey, at Bury, as we learn from several notes accounting 
for the introduction or omission of documents. 

' Bertone Magna.'' 

1. An account of the Manor of Great Barton, the services due from the 

tenants, their holdings, &c. — f. 26 to 53. 

Folio 35 is misplaced between folios 26 and 27. 

2. A brief of Edw. III. (Anno regni 22) addressed to the Bishop of 
Norwich and stating that the presentation to the church of Wattlesfelde 
belonged for that turn to the Abbot, owing to the minority of the heir of 
Sir William de GiiFord. — On a slip of parchment attached to folio 30. 

* Ecclesia de Bertone Magna.' 

3. Deed of Abbot Anselra, granting lands at Halstede in exchange for 
the advowson of Bertone and Culeford.— f. 54. 

4. Note that Abbot Sampson granted to Thomas Noel these same lands. 
— f. 54. 

5. Bull of Pope Alexander III. concerning the appropriation of the 
above-mentioned churches.— f. 54. 

6. Bull of the same Pope, authorizing the appropriation of the churches 
of Bertone, Pakenham, Thurstone, Wlpit, Homynghesherth, and St Mary 
and St Bartholomew in London. — f. 54. 

7 — 8. Note of the existence of other deed relating to the church of 
Bertone.— f. 54 b. 

9. * Confirmacio Symonis Abbatis facta conventui super ecclesiam de 
Bertone.' a.d. 1258.— f 54 ft. 

10. * Confirmacio Iimocencii iiii. super ecclesiam predictam.' f. 54 b. 

11. ' Mandatoria Innocencii tercii [quarti] super conservacionem ecclesie 
de Bertone.' — f. 55. 

12. ' Conservatoria pro indempnitate ejusdem ecclesie.' a.d. 1258.— f. 55. 


13. 'Alia attornatoria sive conservatoria super codem.' a. d. 1258. — 
f. 65. 

14. ' Alia conservatoria super eodem.' a. d. 1273.— f. 55 b. 

15. ' Alia conservatoria super eodem.* a. d. 1277.— f. 55 h. 

16. ' Inhibitoria directa Episcopo Norwycensi super indempnitate dicti 
privilegi.' a. d. 1277.— f. 65 b. 

17. * Approbacio et ratificacio Episcopi Norwycensis super eccleaia de 
Bertone.' a. d. 1276.— f. 66. 

18. * Bulla Alexandri quarti super ecclesia predicta.' — f. 66 b. 

19. * Carta Henrici Regis tercii super dicta ecclesia de Bertone.' 40 Hen. 
III.— f. 66 6. 

20. 'Inhibitoria pro conservacione indempnitatis privilege antedicti.' 
A.D. 1277.— f. 67. 

21. ' Littera Thome Abbatis de Bury directa Johanni Episcopo Norwy- 
censi super confirmacionem et ratificacionem porcionis vicarii de Bertone 
Magna.' a. d. 1303.— f. 57. 

22. ' Confimacio Episcopi Norwycensis super composicionem predictam.' 
A.D. 1303.— f. 676. 

23. ' Ratificacio Prioris et conventus Sti Trinitatis Norwyci super con- 
firmacionem predicte composicionis.' a. d. 1303. — f. 58. 

24. * Provocacio appellacionis Thome vicarii de Bertone pro defensione 
8ui juris et sibi adherencium.' a. d. 1354.— f. 58 b. 

25. ' Objecciones et proposiciones contra quendam Bartholomeum del 
Hyl pro parte vicarii de Bertone.' — £ 69. 

26. * Copia instrumenti super concordia facta inter vicarium de Bertone 
et vicarium de Pakenham super quibusdam decimis.' a. d. 1355. — f. 59. 

27 — 28. ' Item de quibusdam decimis pertinentibus ecclesie de Bertone.' 
22 Edw. I. A perambulation made by the Abbot.— f. 59 h. 

29. 'Particule de peciis terre jacentibus in campo de Bertone de 

quibus rector ecclesie de fFomham debet percipere decimas.' — f, 60. 

30. 'Particule de diversis peciis terre de quibus Cellerarius percipit 
decimas in campo de ffornham Sti Martini.' — f. 60. 

81. * Instrumentum pro reparacione cancelli de Bertone Magna que 
pertinet ad vicarium ejusdem.' a. ». 13B8 f. 60 6, 

32 — 33. Titles of two deeds of Abbot Hugo, concerning an annual 
payment from Ilornyngesherth.— f. 61. 

84. ' Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Thome clerico super ecclesia de 
Bertone salva pensionc vii marcarum.'— f 61. 


35. * Carta Sampsonis Abbatis fecta Magistro Stephano de Sto Edmundo 
super vicaria predicta et de pensione vii marcarum et Thome clerico persone 
dicte ccclesie xv marcarum.' — f. 61 b. 

36. 'Quedam obligacio Prioris et conventus Sti Edmundi de solvendo 
decem librorum amiuatim vicario de Bertone in augmentacionem porcionis 
sue.'— f. 61 b. 

37. ' Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Code dudum uxori Symonis filii 
Alfwardi de xii acris in Bertone/ — f. 61 b. 

38. ' Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Johanni Coco de terra que fiiit 
Osberti le Blunde in Bertone.' — ^f. 61 b. 

Nearly the whole of f. 62 a. and the whole of f. 62 b. are blank. 

39. ' Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Thome filio Roberti Noel de tota 
terra que fuit GaLfridi Sacriste in Halstede et de xii acris terre in Ber- 
tone.'— f. 63. 

40. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Radulpho Portario de medietate 
terre quam Paganus de Kateshale et Ricardus frater ejus tenuerunt in Ber- 
tone.'— f. 63. 

41. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta ffulconi nepote Wydonis mercatoris 
de medietate totius terre quam Paganus de Cateshale tenuit in Bertone.' — 
f. 63. 

42. * Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Osberto filio fiblcardi de Bertone de 
uno mesuagio et de libertate falde ad CC oves et de pluribus aliis terris infra 
nomjnatis.' — f. 636. 

43. ' Carta O. Abbatis facta cuidam Vitali de terra quam Thomas Cocus 
tenuit in Bertone et de falda CCClx ovium.' — f. 69 b. 

44. 'Quieta clamancia cujusdam S. Abbatis facta Willelmo filio Roberti 
de Neketone de ima dausura.' — f. 64. 

45. ' Carta Sampsonis Talebot facta GUberto filio Radulphi de Burch 
de XV acris terre.' — f. 64. 

46. ' Carta GUberti filii Radulphi de Burch facta Roberto del Hil filio 
Reginaldi de Thetforde de xiiii acris terre.' — £ 64. 

47. * Carta Adelicie sive Alicie filie Walteri de Bertone facta Roberto 
filio Reginaldi de Thetforde de uno mesuagio cum pertinentiis.' — ^f. 64 b. 

48. ' Carta Humfridi filii Walteri de Bertone facta predicto Roberto filio 
Reginaldi de Thetforde de mesuagio et xxi acris terre in Bertone apud 
RedweUe.'— f. 64 6. 

49. ' Carta Olimpiadis filii Walteri de Bertone et sororis dicti Humfridi 
de dicto mesuagio cum pertinentiis.' — f 65. 


50. * Carta Thome filii Abel dc Bertone facta Roberto filio Reginald! de 
Thetforde de parte cujusdani falde in Bertone et de parte cujusdam vie que 
vocatur Bikkcspithweye.' — f. 65. 

51. 'Carta Walteri filii Abel de Bertone et fratris dicti Thome de pre- 
dictis partibus falde et vie.' — f. 65. 

62. * Carta Stephani filii Abel et fratris predict! Thome de partibus pre- 
dictis facta predicto Roberto.' — f. 65 b. 

53. ' Carta Humfridi filii VVillelm! cleric! de Bertone facta Roberto filio 
Reginald! de Thetforde de ii! rodis terre arabilis in Bertone.' — f. 69 b. 

54. ' Carta predict! Humfridi filii W. cleric! facta Roberto del Hyl de ii 
acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 65 b. 

65. * Carta Ricardi de Argentein facta Roberto del Hil de tota terra cum 
pertinentiis in Bertone quam Humfredus filius Walteri eidem Robert! 
carta sua confirmavit.' — f. 66. 

5Q. ' Carta Ade filii Alexandri de Welnetham facta R. de Hyl de ho- 
magio et terra Ade filii Ricardi de Thurstone.' — f. 66. 

67. * Carta AVarini Coc de Bertone facta Roberto de Hyl de i roda et 
dim. terre.' — f. 66. 

58. 'Carta Johannis de Wretham fiicta predicto Roberto del Hil de 
quatuor acris terre in fFornham et Bertone.' — £ 66. 

69. ' Carta Robert! fft-ost facta Roberto filio Reginald! del Hyl de Thet- 
forde de v! acris terre et una roda et dimidio in campis de Bertone et Paken- 
ham.'— f. 66 6. 

60. ' Carta Willelm! de fFordham facta predicto Roberto filio Reginald! 
de Thetforde de i acra prat! in Bertone.' — £ 66 b. 

61 . * Carta Anselmi filii Robert! le Denel de Bertone facta predicto 
Roberto filio Reginald! de Thetforde de tribus rodis terre et una acra et 
dimid. prat! in Bertone.'— f. 67. 

62. ' Carta diet! Roberti del Hyl de Thetforde facta Dno Abbat! Henrico 
ct conventu! St! Edmund! de omnibus terris et tencmentis suis in ffornham, 
Bertone, Pakenham et Thurstone cum omnibus suis pertinentiis.'— f. 67. 

63. 'Carta Walter! filii Eddred! de fflemptone et Ymanie uzoris sue 
facta Osberto Burgeys de Bertone de dimidio acris terre.'— 676. 

64. ' Carta Radulphi filii Anselmi presbiteris dc Bertone facta predicto 
Osberto filio Galfridi Burgeys de una acra et tribus rodis terre in Bertone.' 
-f. 676. 

65. * Carta Ade filii Abel de Bertone facta predicto Osberto Burgeys de 
i roda et dimidio teiTe in Bertone.' — f. 67 b. 

66. 'Carta Humfridi filii Willelm! facta predicto Osberto Burgeys de 
tribus acris terre in Bertone.'— f. 68. 


67- ' Carta Johannis filii Johannis Galys facta Radulpho filio Osberto 
Burgeys de i acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 68. 

68. ' Carta Willelmi Burgeys facta Radulpho Burgeys de una acra terre 
in Bertone.' — f. 68. 

69. 'Carta Willelmi filii Johannis Ywo facta predicto Radulpho 
Burgeys de i roda terre in Bertone.' — f. 68 b. 

70. ' Carta Osberti et Willelmi filiorum Johannis Yue de Bertone facta 
predicto Radulpho Burgeys de una acra terre.' — f. 68 b. 

71. 'Carta Thome Depedene facta Radulpho Burgeys de decem acris 
terre et dimldio rode terre in Bertone et tribus rodis prati.' — f. 69. 

72. ' Carta Willelmi filii Johannis de Bertone facta predicto Radulpho 
Burgeys de tribus rodis et dimidio terre.' — f. 69. 

73. * Carta Humfridi filii Willelmi filii Yvonis de Bertone &cta predicto 
Radulpho Burgeys de una acre terre.' — f. 69 b. 

74. 'Carta Henrici de flJemptone et CecUie uxoris ejus facta predicto 
Radulpho Burgeys de una dimidia acre terre in Bertone.' — £ 69 b. 

75. ' Carta Gregorii filii Andree Specer facta predicto Radulpho Burgeys 
de duabus rodis terre.' — f. 69 b. 

76. ' Carta Humfridi filii Willelmi filii Yvonis de Bertone facta predicto 
Radulpho Burgeys de una dimidia acre ten-e et dimidio roda terre.' — f. 70. 

77. ' Quieta clamancia Cecilie uxoris Henrici tannatoris facta predicto 
Radulpho Burgeys de dimidio acre terre in Bertone.'— f. 70. 

78. 'Carta Henrici filii Hugonis de Walesham facta Humfrido filio 
Ricardi de Bertone et Radulpho Burgeys de una dimidia acre terre in 
Bertone.'— f. 70. 

79. ' Cai-ta Alicie uxoris Symonis de Bradele facta Johaimi et Radulphi 
filiis Osberti Burgeys de una roda et dimidio terre in Bertone.' — f 70 b. 

80. ' Carta Johannis le Burgeys et Stephani le Burgeys facta Radulpho 
Burgeys fratri eorum de duabus acris terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' — 
f. 70?». 

81 . ' Carta Radulphi Burgeys facta VYUlelmo filio suo de septem rodis 
et dimidio terre in Bertone.' — f. 70 b. 

82. ' Carta Humfridi ffleg facta Johanni filio Radulphi Burgeys de una 
roda terre in Bertone.' — f 71. 

83. ' Carta Ricardi filii Johannis de Bertone facta Johanni filio Osberti 
Burgeys de una roda et dimidio terre arabUis in Bertone.' — f. 71. 

84. ' Carta Henrici de Bemardestone et Amicie uxoris ejus facta Johanni 
Burgeys et Alicie matri sue de una roda terre in Bertone.' — f. 71 . 

85. ' Carta Hugonis Pipard facta Stephano Burgeys de Bertone de una 
acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 71 b. 

94 catalogup: of manuscripts. 

86. ' Carta Henrici de Bernardestone et Amicie uxoris sue facta Johanni 
filio Jacobi de Huneden de quarta parte unius tufte cum pertinentiis in 
Bertone.' — f. 71 b. 

87. ' Carta Johannis filii Walter! le Stay wryte facta Roberto de Lin- 
colma de una roda et dimidio terre arabilis in Bertone.' — f 72. 

88. 'Carta Johannis Arnold facta predicto Roberto de Lincolnia de i 
pecia terre in Gristuft.' — f. 72. 

89. ' Carta predicti Johannis Arnold facta eidem Roberto de Lincolnia 
de una dim. acra terre in Rucham.' — f. 72. 

90. * Carta predicti Johannis Arnold facta eidem Roberto de Lincolnia 
de una dim. roda terre in Rucham.' — f. 72 b. 

91. ' Carta Roberti de lUeye facta predicto Roberto de Lincolnia de una 
dim. roda terre cum pertinentiis in Rucham.' — f. 72 b. 

92. ' Carta Johannis filii Walteri le Stay wryte facta predicto Roberto de 
Lincolnia de una dim. roda terre in Bertone.' — f. 73. 

93. ' Carta Ricardi Erl de Bertone facta Agneti quondam uxori Abel le 
Waraunt et heredibus suis de quodam libero introitu et exitu ad quendam 
fFontem.'— f. 73. 

94. * Carta Willelmi Meriall facta Walter© Sparwe de uno curtilagio in 
Thomey.'— f. 73. 

95. * Carta Walteri filii Roberti de Bertone facta Willelmo filio God- 
dingfi de quadam parte cujusdam tufte in Bertone.' — f 736. 

96. ' Carta Osberti Yve de Bertone facta Willelmo Raysun de tribus 
rodis terre.' — ^f. 73 b. 

97. ' Carta Ricardi Lucas facta dicto Willelmo de Raysun de una acra 
et una roda terre in Bertone.' 23 Edw. I. — f. 73 h. 

98. ' Carta Bartholomei de Wirlingwrth facta dicto Willelmo Raysun 
de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' 25 Edw. I. — f 74. 

99. * Carta Katerine et Agnetis filiarum Johannis Andren facta dicto 
Willelmo Raysun de tribus rodis terre in Bertone.' 26 Edw. I. — f. 74. 

100. 'Carta Ricardi filii Luce clerici facta dicto Willelmo Rasun de 
tribus rodis terre in Bertone.' 19 Edw. I. — f. 74. 

101. 'Carta Roberti et Johannis filiorum Willielmi le Kyng facta 
Willelmo Raysun de tribus et dimidio rodis terre in Bertone.' 26 Edw. L — 

102. 'Quieta clamancia Alcxandi Raysun facta Abbati ct conventui Sti 
Edmundi de septem acris et dimidio terre.' 11 Edw. IL — f. 74 b. 

103. ' Carta Willelmi filii Symonis de Methwolde facta Hugoni capel- 
lano filio Osberti de Bertone de una acra terre in Bertone." — f. 74 b. 

104. 'Carta Adgari filii Yvonis de Bertone facta eidem Hugoni capcl- 
lano filio Osberti de una acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 76. 


105. 'Carta Oswaldi filii Godwin! de Bertone fecta predicto Hugoni 
capellano de iiii acria terre et dimidio in Bertone.' — f. 75. 

106. ' Carta Osberti et Willelmi filiomm Johannis Nottard facta predicto 

Hugoni filii Osberti de iiii acris terre et una roda et de i^acra et dimidio 

herbagii.' — f. 75. 

107. 'Carta dictorura Osberti et Willelmi et Gilbert! fratris eorum 
filiomm dicti Johannis Nottard facta predicto Hugoni capellano filio Osberti 
de tribus acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 75 b. 

108. ' Carta Robert! filii \Vlfrici facta predicto Hugoni capellano de 
toto mesuagio et terra tota que fuerunt Wlfrici patris sui et ThetUde matris 
sue in Bertone et de tribus denariis annu! redditus in Rikinghale.' — f. 75 b. 

109. ' Carta Hugonis capellani filii Osberti facta Henrico de Pakenham 
et Johanni filio Emme dicto mesuagio terra et redditu immediate pre- 
dictis.' — £ 76. 

110. 'Carta Henrici Willelmi Petri et Ade filiomm flFromundi Gippe 
facta dicto Hugoni capellano de xv! acris terre Ln Bertone.' — f. 76. 

111. 'Carta predict! Hugonis capellani facta Stephano filio Roberti de 
Sto Edmundo de una acra terre.' — f. 76 b. 

112. ' Carta Johannis fireman filii Willelmi de Bertone &cta Hugoni 
capellano predicto de una acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 76 b. 

113. ' Carta Humfrid! capellani filii Ricardi de Redwelle facta Henrico 
filio Walteri de Pakenham de ima acra et dimidio terre in una tufta et una 
cmfta.'— f. 76 b. 

114. ' Carta predicti Humfridi capellani filii Ricardi de Reddewelle 
facta predicto Henrico filio Walteri de Pakenham de uno mesuagio et una 
acra terre et dimidio.' — £ 77. 

115. 'Carta Johannis fFreman facta dicto Henrico filio Walteri de 
Pakenham de redditu ii denariorum.' — f. 77. 

116. 'Carta Hugelini filii Walteri Nobelot facta dicto Henrico filio 
Walteri de Pakenham de uno mesuagio et una acra terre et dimidio.' — f. 77. 

117. ' Carta Roberti filii Stanardi et Sewelli et Wydonis filiomm Yvonis 
de Sto Edmundo facta dicto Henrico filio Walteri de Pakenham de uno 
mesuagio et i acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 77 b. 

118. ' Quieta clamancia Matilde de Stanham facta predicto Henrico filio 
Walteri de Pakenham de ima acra terre et una tufta in Bertone.' — £ 77 b. 

119. ' Quieta clamancia Philippi filii Osberti de Bertone facta predicto 
Henrico de Pakenham et Johanni filio Emme xxx" acris terre cum per- 
tinentiis in Bertone.' — f. 77 b. 

120. 'Carta Thome filii Hugonis de Lakyngheth facta Emme filie 
Walteri de Lopham de una pecia terre in Bertone.' — £ 78. 

121. 'Carta Nicholai filii Ansel mi de Geddinges et Alicie uxoris sue 
facta Ade capellano filio Willelmi Warant de parte unius mesuagii cum suis 
pertinentiis in Bertone et Thurstune.' — £ 78. 


122. ' Carta Johannis filii Andree de Pakenham et Leticie uxoris sue 
facta Agneti filie Anselmi clerici de diversis peciis terre in Bertone.' — f. 78. 

123. * Carta Willelmi le Kyng facta Herveo filio suo de una roda terre 
et dimidio in Bertone.* — f. 78 b. 

124. ' Quieta clamancia Johannis filii Willelmi le Kyng facta Herveo 
fratri suo de dimidietate trium rodarum terre in villa de Bertone.' — f. 78 b. 

125. ' Carta Roberti filii Willelmi le Kyng facta Ade Coco de una 
pecia prati in Bertone.' — f. 78 b. 

126. * Quieta clamancia Agnetis que fuit uxor Roberti le Kyng facta 
Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de una pecia prati in Bertone ad usum 
cellerarii.' — f. 79. 

127. 'Carta Thome Calewe senioris facta Rogero Atteheth de ii acris 
et dimidio teiTe in Bertone.' 23 Edw. III. — f. 79. 

128. ' Carta Johannis filii Benedicti de Lacford de Rucham facta Rogero 
filio Johannis Atteheth de una acra terre in Bertone.' 22 Edw. III. — f. 79. 

129. 'Carta Rogeri de Reddewelle facta Jacobo de Neketone de una 
crufta terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone apud Reddewelle.' — f. 79 b. 

130. * Carta Willelmi filii Egidii de Neketone facta Johanni Kytlyng 
de una acra terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 8 Edw. II. — f. 79 b. 

131. * Carta Willelmi filii Jacobi de Neketone facta Georgio filio Thome 
de Bradefeld de una acra terre in Bertone.' 10 Edw. II. — f. 79 b. 

132. 'Scriptum manucapcionis Abelli le Clerk et Roberti Creme pro 
Willclmo filio Jacobi de Neketone de non fatigando dictum Georgium filium 
Thome de Bradefield pro eo quod ipse Georgius emit dictam acram terre 
de dicto Willelmo dum fuit infra etatem etc.' 10 Edw. II. — f 80. 

183. 'Convencio inter Abbatem et Conventum Sti Edmundi et Willel- 
mum filium Egidii de Neketone de perpetuis excambiis xvi acris et vi rodis 
terre in campo de Bertone.' 11 Edw. II. — f. 80. 

134. ' Carta Henrici filii Sturstani de Bertone facta Willelmo et Thome 
filib Roberti clerici de una roda terre.' — f. 80 b. 

135. ' Carta Willelmi Dusii facta Waltero de Berdewelle de una acra 
et dimidio terre in Bertone.' — f. 80 b. 

136. 'Carta Serlonis de Bcrtonemere et Gunnilde uxoris sue facta 
Wlvene filie Radulphi de Medwold de una acra terre in Bertone que appel- 
latur Gunnilddistoft.'— f. 81. 

137. ' Carta Rogeri filii Ricardi de Thevintone et Margarcte uxoris sue 
facta Henrico filio Willelmi et Olinipie uxoris sue de quadam tufta in villa 
Sti Edmundi ct de quinque acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 81. 

1,38. ' Carta Johannis Playford facta Radulpho ^V'alshanl, Roberto de 
Kedytone et Waltero Beneyt de omnibus terris ct tcnemcntis suis in Bertone.' 
4Ric. II.— f.81. 


139. ' Carta Alani Warner facta Ricardo de Heecham de quinque acris 
terre in Bertone.' 7 Edw. II.— f. 816. 

140. * Carta Symonis Asshefelde facta Elie de Thetford de una acra 
terre in Bertone.' 8 Edw. II. — f. 81 b. 

141. ' Carta Cristine dudum uxoris flFulconis de Smalewnde facta Johanni 
filio predict! flFulconis de una acra ten-e in Bertone.' — f. 81 b. 

142. ' Carta Emme dudum uxoris Thome de Thomhill facta Elie Con- 
linges et Symoni de Rumburg de decern acris terre.' 3 Ed^v. II. — £ 82. 

143. ' Carta Symonis filii Jordan! le Tanner facta Osberto Hervy de una 
acra terre et dimidio in Bertone.' — f. 82. 

144. 'Carta dicti Osberti Hervy facta Ricardo de Ratlesdene vicario de 
Ilketelsale de una acra et dimidio terre et pertinentiis in Bertone.' — f. 82. 

14.5. 'Carta predicti Osberti Hervj' facta eidem Ricardo de Ratlesdene 
vicario de Ilketelsale de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' 8 Edw. II. — f. 82 6. 

146. * Carta Edmundi Cope facta predict© Ricardo de Ratlesdene vicario 
de Ilketeshale de mcdietate unius mesuagii et unius crofte una cum reversione 
alterius medietatis dictorum mesuagii et crofte in Bertone postobitum cujus- 
dam Helene dudum uxoris Willelmi Pelliparii et cum una acra et tribus 
rodis terre in Bertone predicta.' 9 Edw. II. — f 82 b. 

147. ' Littera attomatoria Emme dudum uxoris Thome Thomhill ad 
liberandum seisinam Elie de Conlinges et Symoni Rumburgh de decem acris 
terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 83. 

148. ' Carta \^'illelmi Dune facta Radulpho mercatori filio Symonis de 
Sto Edmundo de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 83. 

149. ' Carta 'VVillelmi filii Ade Chapeleyn facta Luce filii Radulphi de 
Sto Edmundo mercatori de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 83. 

150. * Carta Johannis de Bertone filii Johannis flBegard facta predict© 
Luce filio Radulphi de una dim. acra terre.' — f 836. 

151. 'Carta Alargarete filie Wygari facta Ricardo de Argentein de tota 
terra et quodam tenement© que fuerant dudum Rogeri carpentarii viri sui.' 

152. 'Carta Ayleth filie Wygari de Bertone facta eidem Ricardo de 
Argentein de tota tenemento quod Walterus de Hecham et Humfridus 
filius suus tenuerunt de Radulpho viro suo.' — f. 83 6. 

153. ' Carta Roberti de Nehetone facta Johanni le Scot de Sto Edmundo 
de tribus acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 8-3 6. 

154. ' Carta dicti Johannis Skot facta Reginald© filio Radulphi Cruke de 
tribus acris terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 7 Edw. III.— £ 84. 

155. ' Quieta clamancia dicti Johannis Skot facta diet© Reginald© fili© 
Radulphi Cruke de dictis tribus acris terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 7 
Edw. III.— £84. 



156. ' Carta dicti Reginald! lilii Radulphi Cruke facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de dictis tribus acris terre in Bertone.' 8 Edw. HI. — f. 84. 

157. ' Carta Walteri de Bracino facta Henrico de Bertone, Godewyno et 
Agneti filiis dicti Henrici de duabus acris et dimidio terre in Bertone.' 
24Edw. I.— f.84 6. 

158. ' Carta Willelmi filii Jacobi de Neketone facta Roberto Dokke et 
Emme uxori ejus de una pecia terre continente quinque rodas in Bertone.' 
15 Edw. II.— f 846. 

159. ' Carta dicte Emme Docke facta Reginaldo filio Radulphi Cruke de 
tma pecia terre que computatur pro duabus acris in Bertone.' 7 Edw. III. 
— f. 85. 

160. 'Carta dicti Reginald! filii Radulphi Cruke facta Abbati et con- 
ventui Sti Edmundi de dicta pecia terre.' 8 Edw. III. — f,85. 

161. 'Carta Roberti Chaundele facta predicto Reginaldo filio Radulphi 
Cruke de una dim. acra terre in Bertone vocata fflichemere.' 6 Edw. III. 
— £ 85. 

162. 'Carta dicti Reginald! filii Radulphi Cruke facta Abbati ct con- 
ventui Sti Edmundi super dicta dimidia acra terre.' 8 Edw. III. — f 85. 

163. 'Quieta clamancia Johannis Comestone facta Willelmo Grene et 
Thome del Medwe de xxx acris terre et libertate unius cui-sus falde in 
Bertone.' 30 Edw. 1 1 1.— f. 85 h. 

164. 'Carta dictorum Willelmi Grene et Thome del Medwe facta Abbati 
et conventui de Bury de dictis xxx acris terre et libertate falde.' 30 Edw. III. 
— f 85 b. 

165. ' Quieta clamancia "Willelmi filii Radulphi mercatoris facta Roberto 
de Langham de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 85 h. 

166. 'Carta sive quieta clamancia Bartholomei de Lcrlinges et Leticie 
uxoris ejus facta dicto Roberto de Langham de tribus acris et dimidio terre 
in Bertone.' — f. 86. 

167. ' Carta Stephani filii Radulphi fFentrere facta Stephano filio Ade de 
Thefford de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f 86. 

168. 'Carta dicti Stephani filii Ade de Theford facta dicto Roberto de 
Langham de dicta dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f 86. 

169. 'Carta Radulphi de Sto Edmundo cordwaner facta dicto Roberto 
de Langham de una dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f 86. 

170. ' Carta Benedict! Kynge facta dicto Roberto de Langham de una 
acra terre in Bertone.' — f 86 b. 

171. 'Quieta clamancia Johannis filii ffulconis facta dicto Roberto de 
Langham dc una acra terre in Bertone vocata Damlesacre.' — f. 86 b. 

172. 'Carta dicti Roberti de Langham facta Henrico filio Johannis le 
Lomb de una dimid. acra terre in Bertone.' 34 Edw. I. — f 86 b. 

173. * Carta dicti Henrici Lomb facta Henrico Pynfoghel dc iiii acris terre 
in Bertone.' 34 Edw. I— f 87. 


174. 'Carta dkti Henrici Lomb facta eidem Henrico le Pynfoghel de 
una dim. acra terre.' 35 Edw. I. — f. 8". 

175. ' Carta dicti Henrici Pynfoul facta Abbati etconventui Sti Edmundi 
de sex acris terre in Bertone ad usum camerarii.' — £ 87- 

176. 'Quieta clamancia Marie dudum nxoris Henrici le Lomb facta 
Abbati et conventiii Sti Edmundi de iiii acris et dimidio terre in Bertone.' 
18 Edw. II.— f. 87 6. 

177. 'Carta Ade filii Nicholai de Botolvisdale facta Dno Helie de Con- 
gestone de sex acris terre in Bertone.' 15 Edw. II. — f. 87 b. 

178. 'Alia carta ejusdem Ade filii Nicholai de Botolvisdale de eadem 
materia de verbo ad verbum preter quosdam de testibus.' 18 Edw. 1 1. — f. 87 b. 

179. 'Quieta clamancia ejusdem Ade facta eidem Helie super dicta 
terra.' 18 Edw. II.— f. 88. 

180. * Carta Joliannis filii Walteri le Peynter facta Petro de Bradefeld 
de xii acris teiTe et dimidio cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 35 Edw. I. — f. 88. 

181. ' Carta Ricardi Braunche facta Johanni filii Humfridi de Reddewelle 
de septem acris terre.' — f. 88 b. 

182. ' Quieta clamancia Humfridi de Bertone facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de ii d. annul redditus quo camerarius eidem solvere consue\-it.' 
— f. 89. 

183. * Carta Agathe sororis Humfridi de Berione facta ecclesie Sti 
Edmimdi de annuo redditu i denarii per annum.' — f 89. 

184. 'Quieta clamancia Humfridi fFreman filii Jobannis fireman facta 
ecclesie Sti Edmundi de una tufta in Bertone.' — f. 89. 

185. ' Carta Hervei de Chenentone facta Dno Ricardo de Botolvesdale 
de duabus acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 89 b. 

186. ' Caria dicti Ricardi de Botolvesdale facta Ricardo Abbati et con- 
ventui de Sto Edmundo de una pecia terre in Bertone.' 11 Edw. II.— f. 896. 

187. ' Carta Thome ffleg facta Henrico Pynfoghel de duabus aciis terre 
in Bertone.' 1 Edw. II.— f. 89 b. 

188. ' Carta Johannis CalfF facta Johanni de Garbolteshara de una pecia 
terre que vocatur Alnesmere que computatur pro iiii acris.' 35 Edw. 1 1. — £ 90. 

189. * Carta Johannis de Garboldisham facta Henrico Pynfoul de dicta 
pecia terre in Bertone.' — f. 90. 

190. ' Carta dicti Henrici Pynfoule facta WUlelmo de Tunderle de vi acris 
terre in Bertone de quibus iiii predicte acre computantur.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 90. 

191 . ' Carta Edmundi Cope facta ^\^illelmo de Tunderle de iiii acris 
i roda et dimid. terre in Bertone.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 90 b. 

192. ' Carta Willelmi Parmentarii facta dioto WUlelmo de Thunderle 
de una roda in Bertone.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 906. 

193. * Carta Johannis Calf facta dicto Willelmo de Thunderle de iiii acris 
et dimidio terre in campo de Bertone apud Reddewelle.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 91. 

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194. ' Carta dicti Johannis Ic CalfF facta dicto Willelmo de Thnnderle 
de uno messuagio cum edificiis et de tribus acris et dimidio terre.' 3 Ed w. II. 
— f. 91. 

195. 'Carta Davidis de Sto Edmundo clerici facta dicto Willelmo de 
Thunderle de una acra terre in Bertone." 4 Edw. II. — f. 91. 

196. ' Carta Petri de Ely facta dicto Willelmo de Thunderle de tribus 
rodis terre in Bertone.' 6 Edw. II. — f. 91 b. 

197. 'Carta Willelmi de Thunderle facta Johanni de Cloptone de 
omnibus terris et tenementis cum pertinentiis suis quas habuit in villa de 
Bertone ex feofFamento hominum quorumcumque.' 5 Edw. II.— f. 91 h. 

198. 'Carta alia ejusdem forme et fere in omnibus conairailis sed est 
mayis plana.' 5 Edw. II. — f. 91 b. 

199. * Littera attornatoria dicti Willelmi de Thonderle ad liberandam 
seisinam dicto Johanni Cloptone de dictis ten-is et tenementis.' 5 Edw. II. 
— f. 92. 

200. ' Quieta clamancia dicti W"illelmi de Thonderle facta dicto Johanni 
de Cloptone de dictis terris et tenementis.' 5 Edw. II. — f. 92. 

201. 'Quieta clamancia Helene relicte Johannis le CalfF facta Abbati et 
conventui de Sto Edmundo de uno mesuagio de quo supra inter cartas 
Johannis CalfF fit mencio et de xi acris terre et de viginti et duobus denariis 
ct viii quadrantis annui redditus et de tribus bussellis brasii ordei.' — 8 Edw. 1 1. 
— f. 92. 

202. 'Quieta clamancia Gundrede relicte Jacobi de Neketone facta 
ecclesie Sti Edmundi de dicto mesuagio cum pertinentiis.' a.d. 1315 — f.92/*. 

203. 'Carta Roberti Cilvi facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de una pecia terre 
in Bertone.'— f. 92 b. 

204. ' Carta Johannis Chapeler facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de duabus 
acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 92 h. 

205. ' Carta Ricardi de Reddewelle facta Waltero filio UlfFketel de Mun- 
deford de dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 93. 

206. 'Carta Henrici filii Walteri de Bertone fivcta Danieli camerario Sti 
Edmundi de tribus acris et tribus rodis terre in Bertone.' — f. 93. 

207. 'Carta Basilic filie Osberti Groyn de Sto Edmundo facta Duo 
Stepliano camerario Sti Edmundi de duabus acris terre.' — f. 93. 

208. ' Carta R. de Reddewelle facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de tribus obolis 
annui redditus.' — f. 936. 

209. ' Carta Petri de Lansell facta Johanni Payn de tribus acris terre in 
Bettone.'— f. 93 b. 

210. ' Carta dicti Johannis Payn de Sto Edmundo ecclesie Sti Edmundi 
de tribus acris terre in Bertone.' 11 Edw. II. — f, 936. 

211. 'Quieta clamancia Leticie relicte Willehni le Eyr facta ecclesie Sti 
Edmundi de xii (K-nariis annui redditus.' — f. 936. 

212. 'Quieta clamancia Joliannis Talmache facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi 
de una dimid. acra terre.' 11 Edw. II. — f. 94. 


213. ' Carta Abel filii Osberti de Bertone facta ecclesie Sti Edraundi ad 
usus sacriste de decern acris terre in Bertone.' — f. 94. 

214. ' Carta Johannis filii Benedicti de Lacford facta Radulpho persone 
ecclesie de Oiihous et Ricardo de Hoxne de septem acris et dimidio et 
xxvii perticatis terre in Bertone et fFornham.' — f. 94. 

215. ' Cyroijraphum cujusdam convencioni inter conventnm Sti Edmundi 
et Willelmum Branche de terra quam idem ^Villelmus tenuit de eodem 
conveutu.'— f. 94 b. 

216. ' Carta Hugonis filii Petri Pipard facta ecclesie Sti Edraundi de uno 
obolo annul redditus' — f. 94 h. 

217. 'Quieta damancia Idanie relicte Henrici de Galehowe facta Abbati 
et couventui Sti Edmundi de uno mesuagio et tribus rodis terre in Bertone.' 
2] Edw. I.— f.95. 

218. 'Quieta clamancia Johannis de Halesworthe facta Abbati et con- 
ventui Sti Edmundi de novem acris terre in Bertone.' 3 Edw. III. — f. 95. 

219. *Cai-ta sive quieta clamancia Johannis filii Roberti de Bertone de 
iiii denariis annul redditus in Bertone facta eeclesie Sti Edmundi.' — £.95. 

220. ' Carta Henrici filii Roberti de Bertone de duabus acris terre in 
Bertone.'— f. 95. 

221. ' Carta Walteri Huberd facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de una pecia terre in Bertone.' 12 Edw. II. — f. 95 6. 

222. * Sursum reddicio dicti Walteri de dicta terra Abbati et conventui 
de Sto Edmundo.' 12 Edw. II.— f. 95 6. 

223. ' Quieta clamancia Johannis filii Henrici Wrigth de Bemardestone 
facta Abbati et conventui de Sto Edmundo de medietate unius mesuagii et 
de xii acris terre cum pertinentiis in Bertone.' 12 Edw. III. — f. 95 b. 

224. 'Quieta clamancia Humfridi fratris dicti Johannis facta dictis 
Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi super dictis tenementis.' 12 Edw. Ill, — 
f. 96. 

225. 'Quieta clamancia Thome fratris dictorum Johannis et Humfridi 
filiorum Henrici le \^'rygth facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de tene- 
mentis supradictis.' 12 Edw. III. — f 96. 

226. ' De erectione quarundam faldarum cum licencia celerarii.' — f, 96. 
The licences recited were granted to 

(1) R. de Borestalle, (2) Johannes Largus, (3) Thomas persona de 
Bertone, (4) Hugo de Cottone, (5) Martin de Depedene, (6) Willelm son of 
Yvo de Bertone, (7) Johannes Comes de Bertone and Cristina late wife of 
Gilbert Marestall. 

227. * Carta Luce filii R. de Sto Edmundo mercatoris facta R, de Lang- 
ham de una acra et dimidio terre in Bertone.' — f. 96 b. 

228. ' Carta W. filii Radulphi mercatoris facta R. de Langham de una 
dimid. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 966. 

229. 'Quieta clamancia Jnliane dudum uxoris Hugonis de Lenne facta 
R. de Langham de una acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 96 6. 


230. ' Carta Gilbert! fFrost facta Roberto fFrost filio suo de vi acris terre 
in Pakenham.'— f. 97. 

231. 'Carta Joliannis filii Andree de Pakenham facta Radulpho filio 
Osberti Burgeys de dimid. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 97- 

232. 'Carta Abel Yve facta Galfrido de Saham et Margarite filie dicti 
Abel de i acra ten*e in Bertone.'— f. 97. 

233. 'Carta "^Valteri filii Roberti de Bertone facta Willelmo filio 
Godingi de dim. acra terre in Bertone.' — f. 97 b. 

234. ' Carta dicti Walteri filii Roberti de Bertone facta Willelmo filio 
Godingi de Bertone de rationabili parte sua unius acre ten-e in Bertone.' — 
f. 97 b. 

2.35. 'Carta Walteri filii Roberti de Estbertone facta Willelmo filio 
Godingi de tota parte sua in tribus rodis et dimid. terre.' — f. 97 b. 

The next folio is numbered 108, and appears to have been the first of a 
separate parcel of folios when the former possessor obtained it, for he has 
written ' J. Cradock de Rickinghall, Suif.' at the top of it. Its original 
heading is 

Bertone parva. 

236. An account of the manor of Little Berton ' que vocatur Grisetoft,' 
and the services due from the tenants and their holdings, and the customs 
of the manor.— fir. 108, 109, and 111. 

Folio 110 is wanting. 

237. ' Carta Willelmi fratris Henrici regis secundi facta Waltero de 
Ventadore de medietate ville de parva Bertone cum omnibus suis perti- 
ncntiis per servicium sexta partis servicii unius militis.' — f. 112. 

238. 'Carta confirmacionis dicti Henrici regis secundi super predicta 
donacione.'— f. 112. 

239. 'Carta dicti Willelmi fratris dicti Henrici regis secundi facta 
Rogero Capernum camerario suo de medietate Bertone.' — f. 112. 

240. ' Confirraacio Regis Henrici secundi super predicta donacione.' — 
f. 112. 

241. ' Cai-ta dicti Henrici regis secundi facta eidem Rogero Capernum 
camerario Henrici filii sui super dicta medietate prefatc villc' — f. 112. 

242. ' Carta confirmacionis Henrici filii Henrici regis secundi facta 
eidem Rogero Chaperune super dicta medietate dictc ville.' — f. 112 ft. 

In this deed the younger Henry entitles himself king, and a note is 
appended by the writer of the Manuscript to the effect that he was not 
counted in the list of kings of that name. 

243. ' Carta Rogeri Caperone facta Alexandre filio Andree de Milden- 
hale de tota terra quam pater ejus tenuit de ipso Rogero in Bertone.' — 
f. 112 6. 


244. 'Carta Johannis Comitis Moretonie postea regis Anglie facta 
Roberto de Hese de tola terra quam Rogerus Chapemum tenuit in Bertone 
par>'a.'— f. 112 b. 

245. ' Carta Regb Johaoms facta dicto Roberto de Hese de supradicta 
terra,' 9 Job.— f. 113. 

246. ' Cai-ta dicti Roberti de Hese facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de predicta terra in Bertone parva.' — f, 113. 

247. ' Carta sive confirmacio Regis Henrici tertii filii dicti regis Johan- 
nis fiicta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi sui)er dicta terra in Bertone 
pana.' 11 Hen. III.— f. 113. 

248. ' Bulla confirmacioms Honorii tertii pape super dicta terra &cta 
Abbati et conventui Sti EdmundL' ' Ano. 1226' is written on the margin 
in a late hand. — f 113. 

249. ' Carta Roberti de He8e fiwjta Willelmo filio Andree de tota terra 
quam Alricus Attegate et postea pater dicti Willelmi tenuit de dicto Roberto 
in Bertone.'— f, 113 6. 

250. 'Carta Maglstri Alani de Bertone facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de uno mesuagio et dim, acra terre in Bertone parva.' 10 Edw. I. 

251. 'Quieta clamancia Willelmi West facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi super premissis mesuagio et terra.' — f. 114. 

252. 'Carta Gilberti filii Radulphi facta Priori Roberto et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de Alwrico filio Stanardi et sequela sua procreata et pro- 
creanda.' Sold to the convent for 20 shillings. — f, 114. 

Nearly three columns of folio 114 are blank. 

253. * Finalis concordia inter Rogerum Capemum et Henricum Cavenas 
super advocacionem dicti ecclesie j^de Bertone parva j.' — f. 115. 

254. 'Alia finalis concordia inter ^^illelmum Lunel petentem et Ro- 
bertum Hese tenentem de una carturata terre ibidem.' 12 Hen. III. — f. 115. 

Three columns of f. 115 are blank, except that a few unintelligible notes 
of reference are scribbled upon the second page. The following folios to 
119 inclusive are wanting. 

BradefeMe Sendere. 

255. An account of two military feo& in Bradefelde Senclere and Wat- 
lesfeld held by Johaimes de Sto Claro and Willelmus de Monte Camso : 
and an inquisicio post mortem concerning these feofs. 40 Hen. III. — £ 120. 

256. Final agreement made in the curia regis between Abbot Simon 
and John de St Clare concerning a free chase in the manor of Bradfelde. 
63 Hen. III.— £ 1206. 

257. An account of the tenants of the manor. — f, 120 b. 
Page 121 b is blank. 



258. Two short notes concerning Bradeley and Boxstcde referring to 
other registers.— f. 122. 

The rest of this folio and also page 1 23 a are hiank. 


259. 'Carta Walteri de Wrantham et Johannis Baldew-yne facta 
Willelmo Horeth de tribus mesuagiis cum uno cotagio et duabus pcciis 
terre.' 15 Edw. III.— f. 1236. 

Bradefeld Stokne et Brade/eld ffulconis. 

260. Note of the tenure of these manors. — f. 124. 


261. Note concerning this manor and deed of Willelm son of Alexander 
de Barwe granting the land called Aldisfeld to the convent. — f. 124 b. 

Page 125 a is blank. 


262. Bull of Alexander III. confirming the mill at Babbewell and 
various other possessions to the convent. — f. 125 b, 

263. The titles of seven deeds that are not transcribed. — f. 125 b. 

Baketone. Banyngham. Becton. 
264 — ^266. Notes concerning tenures in these manors. — f. 128. 

267. ' Carta Willelmi filii Hugonis de Carletone et Isabelle uxoris ejus 
facta ^Valtero de Bradefelde de viginti et viii acris terre et pertinentiis in 
Beketone.'— f. 127. 

Page 1276 is blank. 


268. Note concerning the manor. — f. 128. 

269. Final agreement made in curia regis between Abbot S. and Adam 
de Bcdingfelde concerning 40 acres of land. 2 Joh.— f. 128. 

Belynges. Beneaker. 

270. * Hamo Peche contulit Sto Edmundo decern solidis redditus ibidem 
de molendino suo in villa eadem.' — f. 128. 

271. Note concerning Benakcr. — f. 128. 

272. Note concerning Benton. — f. 1286. 

273. List of the tenants and their tenures in Berdewelle. — f. 128 6. 
Page 129 6 is blank. 


274. 'Carta Abbatis de Burgo quod habcnmns libenim cariagium usque 
ad Bemake pro annuo redditu vi solidorum.'— f 130. 



275. Lkt of tenants and tenures there. — ^f. 130. 


276. List of tenants and tenures there. — f. 13L 
Folios 132 to 159 are wanting. 


277. Note concerning the original owners of Bury.— f. 160. 

278. King Edmund's deed of gift. a.d. 94-5.— f. 160. 

279. An account of the gifts of the succeeding kings. — f. 160. 
2€0. Deed of king Cnut.— f. 1 60 b. 

281. ' Cronica de construccione ecclesie et de caruagio.' — f. 161. 

282. Deed of Hardeknut.— f. 1 62 b. 

283. A Latin translation of the first grant of King Edward the Con- 
fessor. — f. 162 b. 

284. ' De libertate Sti Edmundi ut nunquam ejus ecclesia a monastico 
ordine destituatur nee alicui episcopo subiciatur et de eleccione Abbatis.' 
A deed of Edw. the Confessor. — f. 163. 

285. * De viii hundredis et dimidio.' A deed of Edw. the Confessor. — 
f. 16.3. 

286. 'Carta dicti Sti Regis Edwardi de omnibus fere libertatibus 
ecclesie.' — f. 163. 

287. Note concerning the succession of Will. L to the throne. — f 163 6, 

288. ' Carta Regis Willelmi primi ut ecclesia Sti Edmundi libera sit ab 
omnem jurisdiccionem omnium episcoporum Estanglie in perpetuum.' — 
f. 1636. 

289. * Testimonium sentencie late contra Arphastum episcopum.' — 
DeedofWiU. I— f. 164. 

290. ' De accipienda petra ad burgum.' An order of WilL I. to the 
Abbot of Peterborough. — f. 164. 

291. * De soka viii hundredorum et dimid.' Deed of Will. 1. in Anglo- 
Saxon.— f. 164. 

292. * De terris Britulfi datis Sto Edmundo.' Deed of Will. I.— f. 164. 

293. * Breve Willelmi primi ut dominica nostra sint quieta ab omnibus 
scottis et geldis.'— f. 1646. 

294. Note that king Will. I. gave to the convent Broc, Cheventone, 
Saxham, Dunham, Tostoke, Summerledestone, and Hargrave. — f. 164 6. 

295. ' De sokna viii hundredorum et dimid.' Deed of Will. II. — f. 164 b. 

296. ' Item quod Stus Edmundus habeat pleniter sokam et sakam infra 
burgum et extra et ne homines Sti Edmundi ad hundreda vel sciras injoste 
vexentur.' Deed of Will. II.— f 164 6. 


297, 298. • Item de viii hundredis et dimid.' Two deeds of AVill. II.— 
f. 164 6 and 165. 

299. Historical account of confirmations and gifts in the reign of Hen. I. 
— f. 165. 

300. ' De fera Sti Jacobi.' Deed of Hen. I.— f. 165. 

301. ' De ecclesia de Beccles.' Deed of Hen. I.— f. 165. 

302. *Ne homines Sti Edraundi exeant de Soka sua pro plegiis et 
fFriborgis et treniges renovandis.' Deed of Hen. I.^f. 165 b, 

303. ' Item carta dicti regis de mercato et thelones apud Stum Edmuu- 
dum.' Deed of Hen. I.— f. 165 6. 

304. 305. ' De monetario habeudo.' Deeds of Hen. I.— f. 165 b. 

306. ' De warenna.' Deed of Hen. I.— f 165 b. 

307. ' De terris quas Berardus reddidit Sto Edmundo.' Deed of Hen. I. 
— f. 165 6. 

308. ' De scottis et geldis.' Deed of Hen. I.— f. 166. 

309. *De pavticione inter bona Abbatis et conventus facta a Roberto 
Abbati.' Deed of Hen. I.— f. 166. 

310. ' De libertatibus.' Deed of Hen. I.— f 166. 

311. De viii hundredis et dimid. et quod homines qui tenent in eis per 
justiciam Abbatis eos requirant et quod niiaistri Abbatis geldos collegant et 
ad thesaurariam regis deferant.' Deed of Hen. I. — ^f. 166. 

312. A short history of the successions of the kings down to Hen. V. 
together with notes of tlieir grants, &c. to the convent. — f. 166 b, 

313. Charter of Edw. III. reciting and confirming all the grant of 
preceding kings, commencing with Cnut. Several of the recited deeds are 
in Anglo-Saxon. — f. 167 b. 

314. ' Bulla Alexandri'II. super libertatibus privilegiis et possessionibus 
habitis et habendis.' a. d. 1071.— f. 171. 

316. 'Carta regis Edwardi post conquestum primum fiUi regis Henrici 
de concessione Abbacie tempore vacacionis. 32 Edw. I.' Gives the convent 
custody of the temporalities during all future vacancies of the Abbacy. — ■ 
f. 171 b. 

316. ' Breve Dni Regis ne exigat decimas tempore vacacionis pro por- 
cione Abbatis.' — f. 172. 

317. Another to the same effect. 8 Edw. II.— f. 172. 

318. ' Breve de respectu indc etc. principalibus collectoribus.' 7 Edw. 
II.— f. 172 6. 

319. 'AUocacio decimarum tempore vacacionis in magno rotulo do 
anno xii regis E. filii regis E. in rcsiduo Norfolkie.'— f. 172 6. 

320. * Breve contra escactorem no intromittat se de burgo Sti Edmundl 
aut hominibus in eo manentibus.'— f. 172 6. 


321. * Placita mercati Dni Regis apud Stum Edmundum. 11 Ed. II. — 

322. ' Placita Senescalli et Marescalli Dni Regis.' 11 Edw. II,— f. 173. 

323. * Placita Aula Dni Regis apud villam de Sto Edmundo infra Abba- 
thiam.' 19 Edw. III.— f. 173 b. 

324. Charter confinning the liberties of the convent in the 8i hun- 
dreds.- 19 Edw. III.— f. 174. 

32-5. 'Cronica et processus super quadam conspiracione sub nomine 
Gilde inter minus discretos suscitata in villa de Bury. a.d. 1244.' — f. 175. 

326. 'De alia contencione inter Abbatem et conventum de Bury et 
vUlam pro quadam carta contra franchesiam per homines dicte viUe per- 
quisita.' 26 Edw. I.— f, 176. 

327. ' Placita coram Dno Henrico de Stantone et Xicholao de Cressing- 
ham justiciariis Dni Abbatis Sti Edmimdi in cimiterio Sti Edmundi.' 
24 Edw. I.— £ 177. 

328. 'Placita in cymiterio Sti Edmundi.' 3 Edw. II. — f. '177b. 

329. ' Placita apud Stum Edmundum coram J. de Metyngham, Will, 
de Gyslingham, et Hug. de Cressingham justiciariis Dni Regis super qui- 
busdam injuriis et transgressionibus factis Abbati et conventui.' 20 Edw. I. 
— f. 178 b. 

330. 'Placita apud Stum Edmundum coram H. de Cressingham, 
Johanne le Bretoune et Willelmo de Redham.' 21 Edw. I. — f. 179. 

331. ' Ne cedat in prejudicium libertatis ville Sti Edmnndl quod Dnus 
Rex assignaA-it Dnum J. de VaUibus et socios suos ad videndum quod baUivi 
Sti Edmundi fideliter se haberent ad quedam enormia emendanda.' Charter 
of Edw. I.— £ 181. 

332. ' De modo examinandi pondera et mensuras et alia hujusmodi in 
villa Sti Edmundi.' Edw. I.— £ 181. 

333. * Supersedias super concessione garbarum agnorum et vellerum pro 
porcione conventus dudum concessorum regi.' — f. 181 b. 

334. 'Grange Celerarii. De particulis terrarum eidem manerio per- 
tinentiimi anno regni regis E. tercii xvi.' — ^£ 182. 

335. ' De recepcione avene et ceterorum necessariorom pro Priorem.* — 
£ 182 b. 

336. ' De Priore cedente prioratuL' — f. 183. 
Nearly all of page 183 6 is blank. 

Estgatestrete, Bury. 

337. 'Carta Johannis Len et Alicie uxoris sue facta Edmundo Cone- 
■westone de duabus acris terre.' — £ 184. 

338. * Carta Thome de Baketone facta Nicholao de Kenet de una pecia 
terre ex portas orientales.' 16 Edw. III. — f. 184. 


3^9. * Carta Petri Paschal facta Ilicardo Poleter et Agneti uxori ejus 
de tribus acris terre extra portam orientalem.' 24 Edw. I. — f. 184. 

340. 'Carta Johannis filii Henrici aurifabri facta Willelmo filio Henrici 
Russell de duabus acris terre.' — f. 184 6. 

341. 'Carta dicti Willelmi filii Henrici Russell facta Willelmo Cheveley 
de dictis duabus acris.' — f. 184 b. 

342. * Carta dicti Willelmi de Chevele facta Ricardo Poleter et Agneti 
uxori ejus de duabus acris terre.' 25 Edw. I. — f. 185. 

343. ' Carta Roberti Brandone mercatoris facta Ricardo le Poleter et 
Agneti uxori ejus de quadam grangia cum pertinenciia extra portam orien- 
talem.' 27 Edw. 1.— f. 185. 

344. ' Carta Thome Tytot facta dictis Ricardo Poleter et Agneti uxori 
ejus de duabus acris terre extra portam orientalem.' 27 Edw. I. — f. 185 6. 

345. * Carta Johannis filii quondam Radulphi de Tlicford facta Petro 
Paschal de tribus acris terre extra portam orientalem.' — f. 185 h. 

346. ' Carta Johannis de Bosco filii Dni Johannis de Bosco facta Wal- 
tero de Palegrave et Beatrici uxori sue de una tufta cum pertinenciis extra 
portam orientalem in Horderneslane.' 16 Edw. II. — f. 185 6. 

347. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Johannis filii Johannis de Bosco facta 
dicto Waltero de Palgrave et Beatrici uxori sue de dicta tufta cum pertinen- 
ciis.' 16 Edw. II.— f. 186. 

348. 'Obligacio dicti Johannis filii Johannis le Boys facta dicto Wal- 
tero Palgrave et Beatrici uxori ejus de decem libris.' 16 Edw. II. — f. 186. 

349 ' Defesancia dicti scripti obligatorii inter partes predictas.' 16 Edw.II. 
— f. 1866. 

360. 'Carta Edmundi de Neketone facta Edmundo le Ledere de uno 
gardino cum pertinenciis in Estgatestrete.' 18 Edw. III. — f. 186 6. 

351. 'Carta Thome persone ecclesie de Belstede et Johannis Huberdi 
executorum Edmundi de Neketone facta Henrico de Ernestede ct Johanni 
Elyngham de medietate duorum cotagiorum et trium rodarum prati in 
Hordesneslane.' 19 Edw. III.— f. 186 6. 

352. ' Carta Edmundi le Leder facta Johanni de Elyngham de dicto 
uno gardino cum pertinenciis.' 20 Edw, III. — f. 187. 

353. 'Carta Hugonis de Halstede filii Willelmi de Halstede facta 
Willelmo Branche de una acra terre extra portam orientalem.'— f. 187. 

354. 'Carta Philippi filii Hugonis de Halstede facta dicto VVillelmo 
Branche de dicta acra.' — f. 187. 

355. 'Carta ^Villehni de Chikeney facta Willelmo filio Willelmi le Eyr 
de una acra et una roda terre cum pertinenciis extra portam orientalem.' — 
£ 187 6. 

356. • Carta dicti Willelmi filii Willelmi le Eyr facta Ricardo de Porta 
et Clementi de Wcstle de dictis acra ct roda terre.'— f. 187 6. 


357. 'Carta Stephani Cotelere et Henrici le "Warde facta Ricardo de 
Porta et Clementi de Westle de xiii solidis annul redditus.' — f. 188. 

358. * Cyrographum Agnetis filie Ricardi de Redgrave exeeutricis 
Margarete filie Willelmi de Norwye factum Symoni de Kingestone de tribus 
rodis et dim. terre in campo orientali." — f 188. 

359. ' Carta Johannis filii Henrici aurifabri facta "VValtero de Honewton 
et Agneti uxori sue de iiii acris et dim. terre versus orientalem,' 25 Edw. I. 
— f. 188. 

360. ' Carta Ricardi filii Rogeri ffunnor facta Magistro Symoni Kym- 
kestun de una acra et dim. terre extra portem orientalem.' — f. 188 b. 

361. 'Cyrographum Henrici Pantyn factum Stephano Aldermanno et 
burgensibus Sti Edmundi super vi denariis in Estgatstrete et aliis diversis 
redditibus in diversis locis seu vicis de Bury.' — f. 188 6. 

362. ' Carta Magistri Ade ff'rost et Walteri iFrost executorum Thome 
Elme facta Monasterio de Bury de xii denariis annui redditus in Estgatestret 
cum pluribus aliis redditibus in Bury in diversis locis et vicis.' — f. 189. 

363. 'Carta Henrici Dorent sive quieta clamancia facta Johanni 
Champyun de viii denariis quieti redditus.' — f. 189. 

364. ' Carta Benedicti filii Benedicti Quarel facta Heliseo Brun de 
duabus acris terre extra portam orientalem.' — f. 189. 

365. Memorandum of the assignment by the Abbot and convent of a 
messuage, grange and dovecot in East Street to the 'elemosinarium.' 
3 Edw. III.— f. 189 6. 

The last column of folio 189 is blank. 

366. 'Carta divisionis porcionis Abbatis et conventus cum quodam 
placito pro Teyven hie inseritur non eo quod pertineant ad Estgatstret sed 
ad supplendum quatemum ex precepto cellerarii.' 

(1) Recital and confirmation by the king of the agreement made be- 
tween the Abbot and Convent for the division of their property. 9 Edw. I. — 

(2) ' Confirmacio pape super dicta divisione porcionum.' Pope Hono- 
rius.— f. 191 b. 

(3) Regulations made by the convent a. d. 1280.— f. 192. 

(4) * Placitum pro Teyven contra homines de Bury.' Concerning the 
right to a marsh called Teyven near to Bury. 19 Edw. — f. 193. 

(5) ' Ordinacio quedam optima dudum pro celerario facta per Abbatem 
et conventum.' a. d. 1312. — f. 194, 

(6) 'Ordinacio pro pitancia W. de Rokelund Prioris per manum cel- 
lerario et pro Roberto ffulburne.' Appointing a commemoration of R. de 
Fulbourn.— f. 194 b. 

(7) 'Ordinacio Dompni Johannis Gosfordi Prioris cum voluntate Ab- 
batis et conventus de centum et iiii libris pro coquina.' — f. 195. 


(8) 'Compotus prepositorum et manerionim ante autumpnum per 
claustratos.' — f. 195 b. 

(9) ' De visu faciendo in maneriis.' — f. 195 b. 

Sequttur de cartis et munimentis pro terris tenementis et redditibus in villa 
et campo de Bury. 


367. ' Carta Nicholai de Bracino et Henrici le Porter executorum tes- 
tamenti Stephani de Bracino facta Johanni Stowe rectori de Bradefeld 
Monachorum et Petro Wridewelle rectori ecclesie de fFornham Ste Genovefe 
de iiii acris teiTe.' 7 Edvv. III. — f, 19G. 

368. ' Carta Petri de Wyrdewelle i*ectoris ecclesie de Ifomham Ste Geno- 
vefe facta Abbati et conventui de Sto Edmnndo de dictis iiii acris terre.' 
8 Edw. III.— f. 196. 

369. ' Carta Willelmi filii Thome de Helegeye facta Roberto de Hun- 
terstone de ii acris terre.' — f. 196 b. 

870. 'Carta dicti Roberti de Hunterstone facta Tliome Abbati et con- 
ventui de Sto Edmundo de dictis duabus acris terre.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 196 />. 

371. * Carta Gilberti filii Nicholai de Neketone facta Roberto Love et 
Radulpho filio ejusdem Roberti de iiii acris terre.' 30 Edw. I. — f. 1966. 

372. ' Carta dicti Radulphi filii Roberti Love facta Abbati et conventui 
de Sto Edmundo de dictis iiii acris terre.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 197. 

373. 'Carta Edmundi filii Nicholai de Neketone facta Johanni de 
Pakefelde de una pecia cum una grangia et uno columbario.' 2 Edw. II. — 
f. 197. 

374. 'Carta dicti Johannis Pakefelde facta Abbati et con^'entui Sti 
Edmundi de dictis pecia grangia et columbario.' 2 Edw. II. — £ 1976. 

375. 'Carta Willelmi de Bernyngham facta Willelmo Hykemann de 
una acra et una roda terre.' 15 Edw. Il.^f. 197 b. 

376. 'Carta dicti Willelmi Hykemann facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de dictis acra et roda terre.' 19 Edw. II. — f. 198. 

377. 'Carta Johannis Campe facta Radulpho Stantone capellano et 
Stephano Harlyng alutario do duabus acris terre.' .% Edw, III. — f. 198. 

378. ' Littera attornatoria dicti Johannis Campe ad libcrnndam seisinam 
dictis Radulpho et Stephano de dicta terra.' 36 Edw. III.— f. 198. 

379. 'Carta Johannis CalfF, Johannis Berard et Roberti Botere facta 
Stephano Harlyng de duabus peciis terre.' 48 Edw. 1 1 1.— f 198 b. 

380. ' Carta Stephani Harlyng facta Waltero Bcneyt, Johanni Lacford 
et Ricardo Charraan de dicta terra." 48 Edw. III. — i. 198 6. 

381. 'Carta Emme uxoris dudum Thome de Tliornhille facta Abbati et 
conventui Sti Edmundi de uno mesuagio cum pcrtinenciis.' 3 Edw. II. — 
f. 198 6. 


382. ' Littera attornatoiia ad liberandam dictis Abbati et conventui de 
dicto mesuagio cum pertiuenciis seisinam.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 199. 

383. 'Carta Reginaldi de ffolmerstone et Blesencie uxoris sue facta 
Ricardo Poleter de tribus acris terre.' — f. 199. 

384. ' Carta Rosee filie quondam Henrici Broune facta dicto Ricardo 
Poleter de duabus peciis terre.' 31 Edw. I. — f. 199 b. 

385. 'Carta Edmundi Tamiatoris facta eidem Ricardo de duabus acris 
terre.' 27 Edw. I.— f. 199 b. 

386. ' Carta dicti Ricardi Poleter &cta Abbati et conyentai Sti Edmundi 
de vii acris terre.' — f. 200. 

387. ' Carta Thome de Baketone barker facta Christiane de Balysdene 
de uno gardino cum libero introitu et exitu.' 13 Edw. III. — f. 200. 

388. 'Carta dicte Christiane de Balysdene facta Ade de Strattone de 
dicto gardino cum libero introitu et exitu.' 16 Edw. III. — f. 2006. 

389. ' Carta dicti Ade de Strattone facta Henrico de Ernestede et Jo- 
hanni atte Heth de Saxham de dicto gardino cum pertinenciis.' 19 Edw. III. 
— f. 200 b. 

390. ' Carta dicti Johannis Heth de Saxham facta Abbati et couYentui 
Sti Edmundi de dicto gardino cum pertinenciis.' 16 Ric. II. — f, 200 b. 

391. ' Littera attomatoria dicti Johannis Heth ad liberandam seisinam 
de dicto gardino cum pertinenciis Abbati et conventui antedictis.' 16 Ric. II. 
— f. 201. 

392. ' Carta Beatricis filie quondam Henrici de Helwetone facta Nicho- 
lao de la Barre de ima tufta cum pertinenciis.' — f. 201. 

393. 'Carta dicti Nicholai de Barra et Beatricis uxoris sue facta 
Abbati et conventui de Sto Edmundo de dicta tufta.' a. d. 1294.— f. 201 b. 

394. ' Carta Henrici Daniel facta Thome Palgrave de una tufta cum 
pertinenciis in le Horderneslane.' — f. 201 b. 

395. 'Carta Ricardi Blome facta dicto Thome de Palgrave de uno 
curtilagio et grangia in dicta veneUa.' — f. 201 b. 

396. 'Carta dicti Thome Palgrave facta Abbati et conventui de Sto 
Edmundo de una placea cum pertinenciis in Horderneslane.' — f. 202. 

397. * Carta Walter! Coke facta Nicholao de la Barre de uno curtUagio 
in Horderneslane.' — f. 202. 

398. ' Carta dicti Nicholai atte Barre facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de predicto gardino.' — f. 202 b. 

399. ' Carta Johannis Boylounde et Edmundi de Wrtham facta Helie 
Porter et Alicie uxori ejus de una grangia cum gardino adjacente in Hor- 
derneslane.' 4 Edw. III.— f. 202 b. 

400. ' Carta Walteri Palgrave facta eisdem Elie et Alicie de dicto gardino.' 
4 Edw. III.— f. 202 ft. 


401. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Walteri Palgrave facta eisdem Elie Porter 
et Alicie uxori ejus de dictis grangia et gardino.' 4 Edw. III. — f. 203. 

402. 'Carta Edmiindi Wrotham et Thome Lestere facta Johanni 
Cavenham et Alicie uxoris sue de una grangia cum curtilagio in Horder- 
neslane.' 7 Edw. III.— f. 203. 

403. 'Carta dicti Johannis de Cavenham facta Johanni Elyngham et 
Johanni Castre de una placea terre in dicta venella.' 9 Edw. III.— f 203 b. 

404. ' Carta Helie Porter de quo supra fit mencio facta dictis Johanni 
de Elingham et Johanni de Castre de uno gardino et de eadem placea terre.' 
9 Edw. III.— f. 203 i. 

405. ' Carta Wydonis filii Yvonis tannatoris facta Ricardo le Note de 
tribus rodis terre in campo vocato Hamerlonde.' — f. 204. 

406. ' Carta flfulconis monetarii de Sto Edmundo facta Willclmo ffreman 
et Alberico mercero de duabus acris et una roda terre in campo de Hamer- 
londe.'— f. 204. 

407. ' Carta Luce filii Edmundi de Sto Edmundo facta Henrico Blaum- 
payn, Willelmo de Thelnetone, Ricardo le Taverner et Roberto Pache de 
omnibus terris redditis et tenementis suis cum pertinenciis in villa et in 
campis Sti Edmundi cum reversione terrarum reddituum et tenementorum 
cum pertinenciis que Marsilia mater ejus tenuit nomine dotis.' 23 Edw. 
III.— £ 204. 

408. ' Carta Edmundi filii Luce de Bury facta Willelmo Rokelounde de 
una pecia terre in Estfelde.' 51 Edw. III. — f. 204 6. 

409. 'Defesancia dicte carte inter partes predictas superdicta pecia 
terre.' 61 Edw. III.— f. 2046. 

410. ' Obligacio dicti Edmundi filii Luce de Bury facta dicto Willelmo 
Rokelounde de xx quatuor libris.' 51 Edw. III. — f. 205 

411. 'Copia testamenti dicti Willelmi Rokelounde per quod plura 
legavit et inter alia nobis tenemeutum suum apud Chirchegouel.' 8 Ric. II. 
— f 205. 

412. ' Carta Johannis filii Stephani filii Pagani de Sto Edmundo facta 
Deo et c. et monachis Sti Edmundi de i placia terre apud Sparwehille.'— 
f. 20.5 6. 

413. 'Quieta clamancia Lucie dudum uxoris Stephani filii Pagani facta 
dictis monachis de dicta terra.' — f. 205 6. 

414. 'Carta Johannis Tonnestone facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de quadam pecia teiTe in suburbio ville de Bury apud SiJarwebille 
pro una pecia terre in Bradefeld Monachorum datis in escambium.' 24 Edw. 
III.— f. 206. 

416. 'Carta Johannis filii Willelmi de Berdewelle facta Ricardo de 
Hockele de uno mcsuagio cum pertinenciis extra portam orientalem.' — 
f. 206. 


416. 'Carta Reginald! filii Thome de Thornhille facta, Johanni de Gar- 
boldisham de duobus redditibus ibidem.'— f. 20G. 

417. 'Carta dicti Johannis de Garboldisham facta Abbati et conventui 
de Bur\' de dicto mesuagio.' 5 Edw. II. — f. 206 6. 

418. ' Indentura inter Abbatem et conventum et Johannem de Drenke- 
stone clericum et Rosiam uxorem ejus et Robertum filium ejusdem de 
diuiissione cujusdam tenement! dudum Emme atte Welle ad terminum vite 
eorundem per redditum xiii s. et iiii d.' 20 Edw. II. — f. 2066. 

419. ' Indentura inter Abbatem et conventum Sti Edmundi et Ricardum 
Hasketone et Johannam uxorem suam et Johannem filium dicti Ricardi 
de uno mesuagio et duabns vacuis placiis.' 17 Edw. III. — f, 207. 

420. ' Carta dicti Ricardi de Hasketone facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de uno mesuagio et una pecia terre datis in escambium pro 
mesuagio Emme atte Welle de quo supra fit mencio.' 27 Edw. III. — 
f. 2076. 

421. 'Carta Johannis Hardy facta Johanni Bumedyes et Blesenie 
uxori sue de tribus acris terre. — f. 208. 

422. 'Carta Thome de Grymisby facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de una tufta cum pertinenciis.' .34 Edw. I. — f. 208. 

42.3. ' Carta Johannis filii Walteri de Theford facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de tribus acris terre et c' 2 Edw. II. — f. 208. 

424. 'Concordia inter Henricum filium Nicholai de Sto Edmundo et 
Abbatem et conventum ejusdem loci de communicacio bidencium dicti 
Henrici infra banleucam Sti Edmundi.' 23 Edw. I. — f. 208 b. 

425. 'Carta Johannis filii Hugonis facta Rogero de Loges [de una 
tufta] jacente super Sparwhille.' — f. 208 6. 

426. ' Carta dicti Rogeri de Loges facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de tota terra quam habuit super Sparwhille.* — f. 209. 

427. ' Carta Johannis Witelace facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de ii denariis annui redditus de dicta tufta Rogeri de Loges super Spar- 
whiUe.'— f. 209. 

428. ' Carta Henrici filii Pagani de Kateshille facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de redditis ii solidis pro terra super Sparwhille.' — f. 209. 

429. ' Carta Petri filii Warini de Helvedene facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de tota teiTa quam tenuit de Ada de Prestone extra villam Sti 
Edmundi versus orientem.' — f. 209. 

430. ' Carta sive quieta clamancia Willelmi filii Radulphi de Sto Ed- 
mundo facta Roberto de Langham et heredibus suis et c. de una placia terre 
exti-a portam orientalem.' — f. 209 6. 

431. 'Carta Emme quondam uxoris Radulphi Olhars facta predicto 
Roberto de Langham de una tufta et edificiis extra portam orientalem.' — 
f. 209 6. 

VOL. rri. I 


432. 'Carta Walter! et Ade filiorum Radulplu Olhars facta Robei"to 
de Langhara de quadam tufta et edificiis ut supra.' — f. 209 b. 

433. * Quieta clamancia Nicholai de Nektone facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de quinque solidis annul redditus infra portam del Est.' — f 210. 

434. 'Carta Hugonis Abbatis Sti Edmundi et convcntus ejusdem loci 
facta Willelmo armigero de una tufta extra portam septentrionalem.* — f 210. 

435. ' Indentura inter Dompnum J. Caumbrige Priorem et conventum 
Sti Edmundi et Edmundum Grene de uno tufto ei dimisso ad terminum Ix 
annorum ad superedificandam.' 4 Ric. II. — ^f. 210 6. 


The last column of fol. 210 is nearly, and the whole of folio 211 is quite 

486. ' Carta Thome filii quondam Willelmi Batemann et ^V'^illelmi de 
Tudinham executorum Alicie relicte dicti Willelmi Batemann facta Radul- 
pho Kempe de iiii acris terre ibidem.' — f 212. 

437. ' Carta dicti Radulphi Kempe facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de dictis iiii acris terre.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 212. 

438. ' Carta AVillelmi filii Roberti de Sto Edmundo facta Stephano filio 
Willelmi Kipping de una tufta cum grangia.' — f 212. 

439. ' Carta Galfridi Pyg facta Stephano aurifabro de iiii acris terre.' — 
f. 212 6. 

440. 'Carta Ricardi filii Drogonis facta Nicholao de Denliam de xv 
acris terre.' — f. 212 b. 

441. 'Quieta clamancia Roberti de Tonevile filii Henrici de Hcham 
facta Bartholomeo mercenario de ii solidis redditus.' — f. 213. 

442. ' Carta Henrici filii Willelmi de Horny nggcsherth facta Willelmo 
filio Ricardi Brun de dim. acra tcn-e.' — f. 213. 

443. 'Quieta clamancia Magistri Henrici filii Hakonis sive Acharonis 
facta Thome filio Hcrlewini de tribus solidis annul redditus.' — f. 213. 

444. ' Carta Willelmi Aleman facta Alexandre de Thorpe et Alicie 
nepote sue de quinque acris et dlmldio terre.' — f. 213 b. 

445. ' Quieta clamancia Nicholai filii Stcphani de Bracino facta Johan- 
ni de Mlldenhale et c. de uno mesuaglo cum pertlnenciis et c' 11 Edw, III. 
— f 2136. 

446. ' Carta Regis Edward! de quodam tufto in villa Sti Edmundi ubi 
fratres minores habitabant aliquo tempore.' 

The greater part of folio 214 is blank. 


447. ' Carta Hugonia de Pykynhara et Johannis de Donewyce execu- 
torum Galfridi filii Robert! facta Walteri Westle et Thome de Grymysby de 
tribus acris terre cum marlera vocata le Cleypct et c.'— f 21.5. 


448. ' Carta Johannis Cramanyle militis facta Roberto Eriswelle de 
xiiii acris terre in diversis peciis/ 16 Edw. 11. — f. 215. 

449. 'Carta Gilbert! filii ^Villelmi de Hemeswelle facta Stephano de 
Walsingham de una tufta cum edificiis et c' — ^f. 215 b. 

4o0. 'Carta Sarre filie Willelmi de Sto Edmundo fecta Hugoni firatri 
sue de una parta tufte cum edificiis et c." — f. 215 6. 

451. ' Quieta clamancia Benedicte dudum uxoris Hervei le Peyner facta 
Osberto de AVuttune de annuo redditu viii obolus.' — f. 21G. 

452. ' Carta Johannis de Ernystede facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de duobus solidis annui redditus.' — f. 216. 

453. ' Carta Sampsonis Abbatis et conventus Sti Edmundi fecta Ricardo 
de Gosfeld de una dimid. tofta ex porta de Rysby una cum aliis.' — f. 216. 

454. ' Concordia &cta inter Sampsonem Abbatem Sti Edmundi et con- 
ventum ejusdem loci tenentes et Normannum Bedellum et AVillelmum Brun 
petentes de vi acris terre extra portam de Rysby.' — f. 216 fe. 

455. ' Carta Anselmi Abbatis facta Radulpho coco de certa terra inter 
Sexham et Rysby per servicio xii d. et de xx acris apud Herdwyke per 
servicio xvi d. et de ii acris apud vinarium.'— f. 2166. 

456. ' Quieta claraancia Hugonis nepotis Alani ffabri facta Willelmo 
filio Rogeri le Bars de una tufta cum pertinenciis versus portam de Rysby 
et de partem unius tufte extra eandem portam et de una roda terre in 
trestle.'— f 217. 

457. ' Carta Anselmi flFysscher facta Thome filio Thurkilli de una tufta 
cum pertineuciis ibidem.' — f 217. 

458. ' Quieta claraancia Alani de Lavenham facta Johanne que fuit uxor 
Roberti de Pastone, Johanni de Dikilburghe, Henrico Brigeman et Johanni 
Bulney de omnibus terris et tenementis in campis et villa de Bury que 
quondam fiierunt Roberti de Ereswelle.' 23 Edw. III.— f. 2176. 

459. ' Cyrographum dictorum Johanne, Johannis, Henrici et Johannis 
factum Petro de Breuse et Ricardo fireyselle mUitibus, Willelmo Brun- 
dysshe et Radulpho Cook capellano de Ix acris terre extra portam del Est 
et quinquaginta acris terre extra portam de Rysby que quondam fuerunt 
dicti Roberti Ereswelle ad tres annos habendis.' 23 Edw. Ill f. 2176. 

460. ' Cyrographum dictorum Johanne dudum uxoris Roberti de Pas- 
tone, Johannis de Dikilburghe, Henrici Bregham et Johannes Bulney facta 
Petro Breuse et Ricardo fFreysel militibus, Willelmo Brundysshe et Radul- 
pho Cooke de predictis terris in perpetuum tenendis.' 23 Edw. III.— f. 2176. 

461. 'Quieta clamancia Willelrai de Brundisshe facta Willelmo Abbati 
de Sto Edmundo et conventui ejusdem loci dedictis terris cum pertinenciis 
cum clausula warantie.' 26 Edw. III.— f. 218. 

462. ' Quieta clamancia Petri de Brewse et Ricardi ffreysel militnm et 
Radulphi Cooke capellani facta Abbati et conventui de Bury de predictis 
terris.' 26 Edw. III.— f. 218. 



463. * Generalis acquietancia Johannis Bertone facta Abbati Willelmo 
et conventui Sti Edmundi de omnibus accionibus.' 27 Edw. Ill f. 218. 

Most of page 218 b is blank. The following folios as far as 227 inclusive 
are wanting. 

Northgatestre et Northgatefeld. 

464. 'Carta Willelmi Shellonde facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de sex denariis annul redditus in fFornham omnium sanctorum.' 19 Edw. II. 
— f. 228. 

465. 'Carta Helene Holmere facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de duabus acris terris cum pertinenciis.' 19 Edw. II.— f. 228. 

466. 'Littera attomatoria ad liberandam dictis Abbati et conventui 
seisinam de dictis duabus acris terre.' 19 Edw. II. — f. 228. 

467. ' Quieta clamancia dicti Willelmi Shellonde facta dictis Abbati et 
conventui de dictis duabus acris terre.' 19 Edw. II. — f. 228 6. 

468. 'Carta dicti Willelmi Shellonde facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de duabus acris terre apud Caldefordehalle.' 1 Edw. 1 1 1. — f 228 b. 

469. * Cai-ta Petri Pasthale facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de iiii 
solidis annul redditus de mesuagio suo in Northgatcstrete.' .33 Edw. I. — 
f. 228 ft. 

470. ' Carta Petri Dounham facta Pctro filio suo de duobus mesuagiis 
et una selda.' 3 Edw. Ill — f. 229. 

471. ' Carta Willelmi Malteby facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de duabus acris terre." 4 Edw. II. — f, 229. 

472. 'Carta Johannis Curtays facta Roberto Colkcrke ct Agneti filie 
quondam Johannis Watte et Johanni filio dicte Agnetis et Alicie filie dictc 
Agnetis de uno mesuagio cum curtilagio et aliis edificiis cum pertinenciis... 
juxta Cottonelane.' 23 Edw. III.— f. 2296. 

473. * Carta dicti Roberti Colkerke capellani ct Agnetis de Elyngham 
facta Johanni Thede de dicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' 25 Edw. III. — 
f. 229 b. 

474. ' Carta Stephani Witslene facta Johanni filii Johannis le fferur 
de una tufta cum orreo.'— f. 230. 

475. ' Carta Nicholai filii Nicholai Skot facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de uno mesuagio in Cottonelane.' 4 Edw. II. — f. 2;30. 

476. ' Carta Johannis Kyrtone facta Johanni Howe de uno mesuagio.' 
9Ric. II.— f. 2.306. 

477. ' Carta Thome Goche et Johannis atte Chyrche facta Johanni How 
de predict© uno mesuagio.' 9 Ric. II.— f. 2.306. 

478. 'Convencio facta inter Abbatem et conventum Sti Edmundi ct 
Rogerum clericum de ffresingfelde et Agnctem de Bcllo campo de redtlitu 
vi 8. viii d.' — f 231. 


479. ' Carta Beatricis filie ffulconis de Sto Edmundo facta Henrico de 
Neketone de xii d. annul redditus in Norttigatstrete et de quinque solidis et 
sex denariis in Mildenhale/ — f. 231 . 

480. ' Quieta clamancia Rogeri de Herdeberge facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de toto tenemento suo cum pertinenciis in vico boiiali.' — f. 231. 

481. 'Carta Ricardi filii Hamonis le Plumer facta Johanni de Garbol- 
disham et Margarete uxori sue de una acra et diniid. terre.'— £ 231 b. 


482. ' Carta Willelmi SheUonde facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de sex denariis annui redditus ibidem.' 19 Edw. II. — ^f. 232. 


483. ' Carta Radulphi Marescalli filii Hugonis Marescalli facta Roberto 
de Langham et Sabine uxori ejus de una tufta ibidem.' — f. 232. 

484. ' Carta Roberti de Langham facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de dicto mesuagio cum edificiis et pertinenciis et cum grangia extra portam 
orientalem.' — f. 232. 

485. ' Quieta clamancia Luce filie Willelmi de Sto Edmundo facta Ab- 
bati et conventui Sti Edmvmdi de quatuor solidis quieti redditus mesuagii 
antedicti.' 32 Edw. I.— £ 232 b. 

The most part of the last column of folio 232 is blank. 

Lythbrakelon de. 

486. * Carta Johannis Stonham facta Johanni Martyn de Mildenhale de 
uno mesuagio cum pertinenciis ibidem.' 6 Edw. III. — f. 233. 


487. ' Carta Johannis Thede facta Agneti atte Cherche de uno mesuagio 
ibidem.' 40 Edw. HI.— £233. 


488. * Carta Galfridi Swerdistone facta Willelmo flFayrhenede de duabus 
Schoppis ibidem.' 10 Edw. III.— £ 233 b. 

489. * Cyrographum Laurencii le Blake facta Johanni Ewelle de vendi- 
cione cujusdam annue pencionis quinque solidis per annum ibidem.' 6 Edw. 
III.— £2336. 

Altus vicus, anglice \f Hystrete, 

490. 'Quieta clamancia Matildis dudum nxoris Symonis le Brevetur 
facta Waltero de Berdewelle de una tufta ibidem et uno denario annui red- 
ditus.'— £ 234. 

491. ' Quieta clamancia Ricardi Molendarii et Beatricis Tixoris sue facta 
Waltero de Bracino clerico de una tufta cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — £ 234. 


fforum Sti Edtnundi. 

492. 'Cyrographum Humfridi, Henrici et AVillelmi filionira Widonis 
de Sto Edmundo facta Edfine uxori dudum Radulphi Palmeri de una fenestra 
bidem.'— f.234 6. 


493. * Carta Walter! filii Ricardi fFreysel facta Johanni de Swafham de 
decern solidis annui redditus ibidem.' 33 Edw. I. — f. 235. 

Reymstrete et Scholhalestret. 

494. 'Carta Symonis filii Michaelis Sturbut facta Matilde de Subyre 
uxori nuper Roberti Hod de una tufta cum edificiis et pertinenciis ibidem.' 
23 Edw. I.— f. 235. 

495. ' Carta Symonis filii Roberti Prestone sive quieta clamancia facta 
Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de una tufta ibidem.' 15 Edw. I f. 235. 


496. ' Carta Willelmi Ailwy facta Johanni Wancy et Willelmo Kempe 
de uno mesuagio ibidem.' 33 Edw. I.— f. 235 b. 

497. 'Carta dicti Willelmi Aylwy facta Radulpho Kempe de uno 
mesuagio in dicto vico le Bolaxstrete.' 35 Edw. I.— f. 235 b. 

498. ' Quieta clamancia Henrici Petour facta dicto Radulpho Kempe de 
duobus solidatis annui redditus de dicto mesuagio.' 1 Edw. II. — f. 230. 

499. ' Carta dicti Radulphi Kempe facta Ricardo Poleter et Agneti uxoris 
sue et heredibus eorum de dicto mesuagio cum gardino et pertinenciis et c. 
ibidem .' 35 Edw. I.— f. 236. 

500. 'Alia carta ejusdem Radulphi et magis specialiter facta cisdem 
Ricardo et Agneti et eorum heredibus super dicto tcnemento cum pertinenciis.' 
35 Edw. I.— f. 236. 

501. ' Carta dictorum Ricardi Poleter et Agnetis uxoris sue facta Abbati 
et conventui Sti Edmundi de dicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis et de vii acris 
terre extra portam orientalem.' 1 Edw. II. — f. 236 6. 

Vicus ffabrorum. 

502. ' Carta Johannis Harlynge facta Henrico Colnye et Cristine uxori 
sue de una scliopi)a ibidem.' — f. 237. 

503. ' Carta Hugonis le Prud facta Waltero de Ilunedone de duabus 
schoppis ibidem.' — f. 237. 

504. * Obligacio dicti Walteri de Hunedune pro dicto redditu xii solido- 
rum prefato Hugoni le Prud annuatim fideliter solvendo.' — f. 2376. 

605. ' Quieta clamancia Katherine dudum uxoris dicti Hugonis le Prude 
de omnibus schoppis et tenementis que fuerunt dicti Hugonis in dicto vico 
flFabrorum facta Abbati et conventui.' 1 Edw. III.— f 2376. 


506. ' Quieta claraancia Robert! filii dicti Hugonis le Proude de omni- 
bus schoppis et tenementis que fuerunt predict! Hugonis in vico ffabrorum 
et alibi in villa Sti Edraundi facta Abbati et conventui de Sto Edmundo.' 
lEdw. III.— f. 2376. 

507. '.Carta Basilie filie dudum dicti Hugonis le Prude facta Abbati et 
conventui Sti Edmundi de una scboppa in vico ffabrorum.' — ^f. 238. 

508. 'Carta Johannis filii Magistri Ade de Lincolnia facta Abbati et 
conventui Sti Edmundi de xx solidatis redditus de iiii schoppis in vico 
ffabrorum ex quibus scboppa prefati Hugonis Proude numeratur.' 19 
Edw. I. -f. 2-38. 

509. * Carta Ade Reynolde facta "Willehno Brundische et Ricardo Char- 
man de duabus schoppis in vico ffabrorum.' 29 Edw. Ill — f. 2-38 6. 

510. 'Carta Willelmi Charman filii et heredis Ricardi Charman pre- 
dicti facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de duabus schoppis predictis.' 
]6Ric. II.— f. 238 6. 

Ficus qui vacatur Lorimerestrete. 

511. 'Quieta clamancia Beatricis uxoris Ricardi de Ressebroke facta 
Willelmo filio Bartholomei de Sto Edmundi et Agneti uxori ejus de iiii 
solidatis annul redditus de ii schoppis ibidem.' — £ 239. 

512. 'Carta Ade de Bemham capellani et dicte Beatricis facta dicto 
Willelmo filio Bartholomei de Sto Edmundo et Agneti uxori ejus de dicto 
redditu iiii solidatorum.' — f. 239. 

Ficui vocatus Schorunstrete. 

513. 'Carta Johannis Brydewelle facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de una placea ibidem pro redditum xii. d. monialibus Thefforde.' — 
f. 239 6. 

514. 'Quieta clamancia Robert! filii Robert! de Bosco facta Abbati et 
conventui Sti Edmundi de toto tenemento in Boysyerde juxta Schorunnes- 
lane.' 3 Edw. II.— f. 239 6. 

Laverdynstrete cum aliis locu alibi in Bury dudum Radulphi filii Stephani 
le Laverdyn. 

515. * Carta Radulphi filii Stephani le Laverdj-n facta monasterio Sti 
Edmimdi de una aula cum solario cum pertinenciis ibidem et pluribus aliis 
in diversis locis in Burj-.' — f. 240. 

516. 'Carta Robert! Prions Sti Edmimdi et conventus ejusdem loci 
facto Dno WUlelmo Wancy de dicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis quod fuit 
predict! Radulphi filii Stephani le Laverdyn.' — f. 240 b. 

Vicus jffrancorum. 

517. ' Cyrographum cujusdam convencionis unius tufle cum pertinenciis 
ibidem inter Thoraam filium Edmundi de Sto Edmundo et Alicie uxoris 
sue et Thomam filium Walter! de Sto Edmundo.' — f. 241 . 


618. * Carta 'Walter! filii Ricardi filii Drogonis facta Petro filio Johannis 
de terra sua cum edificio et cum quatuor fenestris ibidem.'— f. 241. 

519. ' Carta Roberti filii dudum Ricardi filii Drogonis de Sto Edmundo 
facta Willelmo RuflFo filio Petri Blundi de quadam parte terra sue ibidem.' 
— f. 241. 


620. * Carta Walteri de Scanhara facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de domibus suis et pentinenciis suis ibidem.' — f. 241 b. 

521. An indenture attesting that a garden belonged to John Hauchurch. 
28 Edw. III.— f. 242. 

522. * Quieta clamancia Roberti filii et heredis Andree Pope forrarii de 
quo supra fit mencio facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de prcdicto 
gardino.' 2 Hen. IV.— f. 242. 


523. ' Carta Thome Gybylun capellani filii Philippi filii Osberti de Sto 
Edmundo facta monachis ibidem de herbagio et rosto circa et infra aquam 
de Teyven.'— f. 242 b. 

524. ' Convencio facta inter partes predictas de dictis herbagio et rosto 
circa et infra Teyven.' — f. 242 6. 

525. 'Carta Osberti filii Philippi filii Osberti de Sto Edmundo facta 
monasterio Sti Edmundi de dictis herbagio et rosto.' — £ 243. 

526. 'Quieta clamancia Beatricis dudum uxoris Osberti Gobynun de 
Sto Edmundo facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de predictis herbagio 
et rosto pratis pasturis aquis piscariis senutis viis et c' 12 Edw. I. — f. 243. 

527. ' Carta Alexandri Vitrarii facta predictis Abbati et conventui de 
predictis herbagio et rosto cum pertinenciis et c.'— f. 243. 

528. 'Carta Willelmi de Lidgate et Leticie uxoris ejus facta dictis 
Abbati et conventui de dictis herbagio, rosto et aqua et c' — f. 243 b. 

529. ' Carta Radulphi Ilistone facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi 
de una acra prati apud Teyven cum pertinenciis et c' 2 Edw. II. — f, 243 /;. 

530. ' Carta Cecilie filie Johannis Anere facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de una acra prati ibidem cum rosto et aqua ibidem.' 4 Edw. II. — 
f. 244. 

Munimenta poxtea in istis iiii foliis sequentis sunt de diversis tenements 
in diversis locis de Bury. 

631, 'Carta W. de Rysby facta Rogero de Logea de una tufta cum 
edificiis in villa de Bury.' — f. 244. 

632. 'Carta Alicie de Prestonc filic Gilberti do Lodnes facta Ilicardo 
filio Rogeri de Hegesete de quodam meauagio in villa Sti Edmundi.' — 
£ 244*. 


533. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Ricardi filii Rogeri de Hegesete facta 
Godefrido de Calfhaghe filio Algari de quodam tenemento in Bury.' — 
f. 2446. 

534. ' Carta Robert! Schunninge facta Willelmo filio Apeluni de Sto 
Edmundo de tribus bothis in foro et de vii s. et viii d. et obolo annui redditus 
in Thurstone.' — f. 244 b. 

535. * Carta Hervei le Grand facta Henrico filio Hugonis de quadam 
parte unius tufte.' — f. 245. 

536. 'Carta Hugonis aurifabri facta Berardo de "Whatlesfeld de una 
pecia teiTe.' — f. 245. 

537. ' Carta Thome Noel facta Roberto de flBamvUle et heredibus suis 
de tota terra sua quam Gerardus Potterius tenuit in villa de Burj'.' — f. 245. 

538. ' Carta Nicholai Mendbam facta Waltero et Willelmo filiis suis de 
iiii acris terre apud Babbewelle.' — ^f. 2456. 

539. ' Carta Galfridi rectoris de Widherdale et Roberti Pecclie facta 
Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de iiii acris apud Babbewelle.' — f. 245 6. 

640. ' Carta Haymundi de Lanselle facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de xii 
denariis annui redditus.' — f. 245 6. 

541. 'Carta Gilberti Pecche facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de 
quodam coiTodio quod Hamo pater suus tenuit de monasterio.* Given to 
the Chapel of the cemetery to sustain a chaplain. — f. 245 6. 

542. ' Quieta clamancia Magistri Nicholai de Sto Edmundo facta cele- 
rario Sti Edmundi de xii acris terre jacentibus apud Haldhaghe,' — f. 245 6. 

543. ' Carta AVUlelmi de fi\;reres facta monasterio Sti Edmundi de uno 
cervo et apro ad festum Sti Edmundi.' He is entitled in the deed ' comes 
de fFereres/ but was really Earl of Derby. — f. 246. 

544. ' Quieta clamancia Abbatis et conventus Sti Edmundi facta Ed- 
mundo comiti Lancastrie de dictis cervo et apro.' — f. 2i6. 

545. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis et conventus Sti Edmundi facta Alwardo 
Pistori de vi acris terre.' — f. 246. 

546. ' Convcncio inter Sampsonem Abbatem et conventum Sti Edmundi 
et Walterum mercatorem de una sopa in foro que fait Henrici monetariL' — 
f. 246. 

547. ' Carta S. Abbatis et conventus Sti Edmundi facta Stephano filii 
Godefridi ad terminum vite.' Gives him the ' serjantaria de cellerario' with 
12 acres of land, and 'de infirraario' with 14 acres of land. — £ 2466. 

548. * Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Hugoni filii Rogeri Coci et here- 
dibus suis de viii acris terre extra villam Sti Edmundi et de una tufta extra 
portam orientalem.' — f. 246 6. 

549. ' Carta S. Abbatis et conventus Sti Edmundi fecta Johanni coco de 
viii acris terre.' a.d. 1198. — f. 246 6. 


550. ' Alia carta S. Abbatis et conventus facta eidem Johanni coco do 
viii acris terre ad teiminum vite per servicium ii s. et non heredibus suis,' — 
f. 247. 

651. ' Carta dicti et conventus facta Ade camerario filio Alexandri de 
serjancia curie.' — f. 247. 

552. ' Carta S. Abbatis et conventus facta Ricardo tannatori de ii acris 
terre in campo Sti Edmundi versus Hennecotes.' — f. 247. 

553. An extract from the old register of the cellarer concerning the 
* Janitor de Aleclenegat.' — f. 247. 

554. ' Cyrographum conveiicionis inter S. Abbatem et conventum Sti 
Edmundi et burgenses ejusdem ville de solucione xxiii s. cellerario ad festum 
Sti Petri ad vincula.'— f 247 h. 

555. ' Carta S. Abbatis et conventus facta Normanno filio Ailwardi de 
Rysby de iiii acris terre in campo Sti Edmundi.' — f. 247 h. 

556. ' Carta Semanni ad portam facta Abbati et conventui de uno 
mesuagio infra portam orientalem.' — f. 247 h. 

557. 'Carta Johannis Harlynge facta Henrico de Coleney de una 
schoppa cum pertinenciis in Bury.' — f. 247 b. 


558. 'Quieta clamancia Galfridi de Brethenham facta Priori et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de iiii solidatis redditus.' — f 248. 

569. * Carta Willelmi filii Stephani de Sto Edmundo facta Priori et con- 
ventui de quinque solidatis redditus de dicto mesuagio de quo in superiori 
quieta clamancia fit mencio.' — f. 248. 


560. 'Carta Rogeri filii Hamonis le plummer facta Johanni de Gar- 
boldisham de una acra et dimidio ibidem.' — f. 2486. 

661. 'Quieta clamancia Anselmi filii Ulfi de Sto Edmundo facta Hugoni 
de Yxeworde de una acra terre apud Babbcwelle.' — 248 1. 

662. * Carta Johannis filii Radulphi carnificis et Petronille uxoris sue 
facta Johanni de Elyngham de una acra ibidem.' 21 Edw. III. — f. 249. 


663. ' Carta Sare Sturbote facta Micliaeli filio suo et Simoni filio dicti 
Michaelis Junote filie... dicti Michaelis de mcdietatc cujusdam mesuagii.' — 
f. 249. 

664. ' Carta Ricardi tannatoris facta Symoni coco de una tufta cum edi- 
ficiis ibidem.' — f. 249 b. 

565. 'Quieta clamancia Henrici filii Nicholai do Sto Edmundo facta 
Abbati et conventui ejusdem loci dc duobus solidia annul redditus.' 9 Edw. I. 
— f. 249 b. 


JRengatestret sive Remstret. 

566. ' Carta Nicholai filii Magistri Stephani facta Godemanno de Vir- 
gulto de quadam tufta cum pertiaenciis ibidem.' — f. 249 b. 


567. ' Carta Henrici de Hecham sive quieta clamancia &cta Galfrido 
filio Godwini de una tufta cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 250. 

568. ' Carta Rogeri de Wyndeleshores facta Thome de Nectone de iii 
solidatis annul redditus ibidem.' — f. 250. 

fforum de Sto Edmundo. 

569. * Carta Ricardi filii Scotlondi lorimarii fecta Humfrido lorima- 
rio de una soppa ibidem.' — f. 250 b. 

Vicus Gallarum sive Franmrum. 

570. ' Quieta clamancia Willelmi Bechylde facta Stephano Aldermanno 
et burgensibus ville Sti Edmundi de duobus solidatis quieta redditus per 
annum.' — £ 2506. 

571. ' Carta Rogeri de Bello-campo facta Radulpho Janatori de dimidia 
terra sua et dimidio mesuagio suo in vico gallorum.' — f. 250 b. 

572. ' Ratificacio dicti ^V'illelmi de Tibenham de quo in superiori carta 
fit mencio, super confirmacione carte Rogeri de Bello-campo facta predicto 
Radulpho super permissis.' — f. 251. 

573. * Carta Johannis filii Willelmi de Tibeham facta flFulconi nepoli 
Widonis de Sto Edmundo de medietate totius redditus quem Philippus de 
Bello-campo de ipso tenuit in Bury et extra.' — ^f. 251. 

Hethenmannestret sive Vicus Judeorum. 

574. * Carta Johannis de Lincolnia facta Waltero filio Ade de Westle 
de iiii solidis ibidem.' — £ 251 b. 

675. ' Quieta clamancia dicti Waltori filii Ade de "VVestle facta Ricardo 
filio Ricardi le peyntur de dictis iiii solidis.' 19 Edw. I. — f. 251 b. 

576. ' Carta Ade de Ocle facta Johanni de Swaf ham de quadam parte 
unius mesuagii in dicto vico.' — f. 251 b. 

Vicus Auri/abrorum sive Goldsmythrow. 

6TI- ' Carta Emme filie Reginaldi aurifabri fecta Philippo de Hanstede 
de una selda ibidem.' — f. 252. 

578. ' Carta dicte Emme filie Reginaldi facta dicto Philippo de remis- 
sione dlctorum duorum solidis.' — f. 252. 

GUda Aula sive Vicus de Gildhaistrete. 

579. ' Carta Alicie de Prestune facta Ricardo filio Rogeri de Heggesete 
de uno mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' — f. 252 b. 


680. ' Carta dicti Ricardi de Hegessete facta Godefrido de Calfhaghe de 
de dicto mesuagio.' — f. 252 b. 

581. ' Carta Bartholomei filii Godefridi de Calvehaghe facta Waltero 
filio Roberti de Bradefelde de quinque solidis et sex denariis anaui redditus.' 
— f. 253. 


682. 'Carta Thome filii Radulphi de Scharfelde facta Nicholao de 
Geddynge de xxx denariis annui redditus.' — f. 253. 


583. ' Carta Radulphi vinetarii facta Gilberto de Burgo de xiii solidis 
et iiii denariis annui redditus.' — f 253 b. 


584. 'Carta Edmund! Geddinge facta Johanni Vans de tribus solidis 
annui redditus ibidem.' 4 Edw. II. — f. 253 b. 


585. ' Carta Henrici Cresseter sea cirographum factum Roberto de 
Lopham de vi denariis annui redditus.' — f. 264. 


586. ' Carta Johannis le Chapmane facta Ade filii Willelmi dc Rysby 
de uno mesuagio ibidem.' 17 Edw. III. — £ 254. 


587. 'Quieta clamancia Benedicte de Depedene facta Roberto filio suo 
post nato de uno mesuagio cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 254 b. 

588. ' Carta Thome Schelfanger facta Thome de Luytone de uno 
mesuagio cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 254 b. 

580. • Carta Johannis de Nectone facta Ricardo filio AVillelmi Yde de 
tota terra sua cum mesuagio ibidem.' — f. 255. 

Vicus Alutariorum five Cordwanerstret. 

590. ' Carta Scarlonis filii Galfridi facta Galfrido filio Rogeri janitoris 
de una schoppa ibidem.' — f 255. 

591. 'Carta dicti Galfridi le Porter filii Rogeri le Porter facta Johanni 
Wancy et Gilde Alutariorum de tota dicta schoppa cum pertinenciis.' 60 
Hen. III.— 1 255. 

592. 'Carta Stephani filii Everardi facta Roberto de Cayli do una 
schoppa cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f 256 b. 



593. ' Carta Leticie quondam uxoris Stephani de Marham facta Galfrido 
Hemelyngtone de ana schoppa ibidem.' 23 Edw. III. — £ 255 6. 


594. ' Carta Leticie quondam uxoris Stephani de Marham facta Roberto 
filio suo, Willelmo de Bertone et Galfrido de Hemelyngtone de duabus 
schoppis ibidem.' 23 Edw. III.— f. 256. 


595. 'Quieta clamancia dementis filii Waiteri armigeri []de Rysby] 
facta Roberto de Rucham et \^'illelmo fratri ejus de xii denariis redd^tus.' — 
f. 256 b. 

596. 'Carta Ricardi Cunehale et Amicie uxoris sue facta Thome de 
Brecham de uno denario quieti redditus.' — f. 256 h. 

597. 'Carta Johannis de la Sale et Ricardi fratris sui facta Rogero de 
Whytene et Willelmo de Whytene de uno mesuag^o cum pertinenciis 
ibidem.' 15 Edw. II. — f. 257. 

Longa Brakelond. 

598. ' Carta Egidii de Wachesham facta Alardo de Brakelond de medie- 
tate unius tofte sue cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 257. 

599. 'Carta Robert! de Palgrave facta Hugoni le lever de una tufla 
ibidem.' — f. 257. 

600. * Carta Radulphi capentarii facta Gilberto Wytfot de uno mesuagio 
cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 257 b. 

601. 'Carta dicti Gylberti Wytfot facta Gilberto de Derham et Agathe 
uxori sue de quadam placea cum pertinenciis ibidem.'— f. 257 b. 

602. ' Carta Johannis Nereborge facta dicto Gilberto de Derham et 
Agatie uxoris sue de uno mesuagio ibidem.' — f. 257 6. 

603. ' Carta Normanni le ifranceys facta dicto Gilberto de Derham de 
una tofta cum edificiis et pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 258. 

604. 'Carta Hugonis de Brakelonde facta Ricardo de Greddinge de quo- 
dam mesuagio cum pertinenciis ibidem' — f. 258. 


605. 'Carta Reginald! lUary et Leticie uxoris sue &cta Ricardo in 
Porta de redditu xiii s. et iiii d. ibidem et in Bolaxstrete.' 33 Edw. I. — 
f. 258 b. 

606. ' Alia carta dicti Reginald! Illorj- facta per se eidem Ricardo de 
predictis xiii s. et iiii d. 33 Ikiw. I. — f. 259. 

607. 'Carta dicte Leticie per se facta Ricardo in Porta antedicto de 
dictis xiii s. et iiii d. post mortem viri sui.' 35 Edw. I.— f. 259. 


608. ' Cai-ta Joliannis de Vestiario facta Thome de Thorenhel de ii 
schoppis ibidem.' — f. 259. 

609. * Convencio quedam inter Abbatera et conventura Sti Edmundi et 
Emmam relictam dicti Thome Thornhille super uno mesuagio sibi dimisso 
ibidem ad terminum vite sue.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 2.59 b. 

610. 'Carta Ricardi de Bertune et Isabelle uxoris sue facta Willelmo 
Colemann et Hawisie uxori sue de una schoppa in Mustowe.' — f. 2696. 

611. * Quieta clamancia dictorum Ricardi de Bertune et Isabelle uxoris 
ejus facta dicto Willelmo Coleman de duobus solidis redditus de dicta 
schoppa.' — f. 260. 

612. ' Quieta clamancia Walteri filii Galfridi Godwyne facta Willelmo 
Coleman de una selda ibidem.' — f. 260. 

613. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Willelmi Coleman et Avisie uxoris sue 
fecta Waltero filio Johannis de Belforde de una tufta cum pertinenciis in 
Mustowe.'— f. 200. 

614. 'Quieta clamancia Margarete Grym facta Hugoni filio Johannis de 
Neketone de una dimid. marcata annui redditus in le Mustowe.'— f. 260. 

616. 'Carta Ricardi filii Galfridi de Sto Edmundo facta Waltero fratri 
enio de una tufta cum pertinenciis in le Mustowe.' — f. 2606. 


616. ' Carta Gilberti filii Eustachii de Thurstune facta Willelmo de 
vestiario de xii d. annui redditus.' — f. 261. 

Sequitur de aliis cartis et munimentis quorum vici plane non speclficantur. 

617. 'Carta Willelmi de Brumforde facta Thome de Haya de decern 
solidis et quatuor denariis redditus in Bury.' — f 261. 

618. ' Quieta clamancia Roberti de Bello-fago facta Ricardo le Harpur 
et Beatrici uxori sue de una tufta cum pertinenciis in Bury.'— f. 261. 

619. ' Carta Petri de Garbodisham facta Rogero Catewade pistori de iiii 
solidis redditus.' — f. 261 b. 

620. ' Carta Osberti Erstedele facta Dno Roberto de Rucham capellano 
de xii denariis annui redditus in Bury.' — f. 261 b. 

621. ' Carta dicti Osberti Erstedele facta Henrico de Rucham clerico de 
duodecem denariis redditus.'^f. 262. 

622. * Carta Geroberti de Sto Claro facta Waltero filio Roberti de Brade- 
felde de tota tufta sua in Bury.' — f. 262. 

623. ' Carta Hugonis aurifabri facta Berardo de Whatlesfelde de una 
pecia terre.' — f. 262 b. 

624. ' Carta ^\'alteri filii Roberti filii Aleboldi facta ^Villelmo de Stowe 
de certa terra in Bury.' — f. 262 b. 

626. 'Carta Nicliolai filii Willelmi filii Bartholomei facta Bartholoraeo 
fratri 8uo de omnibus redditis quos AMUclmus pater coram dicto Willelmo 
QNicholao] legavit in Bury.'— f. 262 6. 


626. ' Carta Oseberti filii Ade de Sprontone facta Roberto filio Ricardi de 
Coppedoc de toto redditu dudum Alicie relicte Warini de Guthelcsforde.' — 
f. 262 b. 

627. ' Carta Sare filie Johannis de Tostoke facta Henrico filio Godemanni 
de Sapestune de una tufta cum edificiis in Bury.' — f. 263. 

628. ' Quieta clamancia Hugonis Moterel facta Stephano filio Radulphi 
et burgensibus Sti Edmundi de duabus solidis quieti redditus in vico lori- 
marionim.' — f. 263. 

629. 'Quieta clamancia Hugonis filii Osberti de Sto Edmundo facta 
Henrico de Pakenham et Johanni filio Emme de Bradefende de xii solidis 
quieti redditus in villa Sti Edmundi sub certis condicionibus.'— f. 263 6. 

630. ' Carta Radulphi nepotis Durandi facta Radulpho de Theforde de 
quadam domo in Burj-." — f. 263 b. 

631. ' Quieta clamancia Ricardi de monasterio [de ^Vlpit^ facta Clementi 
filio Radulphi Caldewelle de iiii acris terre.' — f. 263 b. 

632. ' Carta Luce capellani filii Stephani aurifabri facta Agneti de Albi- 
niaco de quinque acris teiTe in diversis peciis in Bury.' — f. 264. 

633. ' Carta Gaufridi filii Baldewini facta Odoni de Bealfo de certa terra 
in Bury juxta terram Normanni de Risby.' — f, 264. 

634. ' Carta Roberti filii Radulphi Hayle facta Radulpho filio Willelmi 
de Thephorde de quadam parte unius tufte in Bury.' — f. 264. 

635. 'Quieta clamancia Henrici de Stenechesworth et Claricie de 
Thomham uxoris sue facta Simoni de Kyngestone de quadam parte imius 
tufte.'— f 264 6. 

636. ' Quieta clamancia Ade de Elm facta Qmonasterio de] Sto Edmundo 
de quodam redditu in Burj-.' — f 264 b. 

637. ' Quieta clamancia Benedicti filii Osberti de Sto Edmundo facta 
Roberto fratri Nicholai de Sto Edmundo de iiii solidis annul redditus,' — f 2C4 b. 

638. 'Quieta clamancia Ingrede dudum uxoris Osberti capellani facta 
Johanni filio Luce aldermanno et gilde mercatorum de tribus solidis annul 
redditus.'— f. 264 b. 

639. ' Quieta clamancia Bartholomei Thurthmode facta Thome filio 
Henrici de Rissebroke de duobus solidis annul redditus.' — f. 265. 

640. ' Carta Hervei le Grant facta "VValtero clerico de Bradefende de una 
tufta cum pertinenciis in Bury.' — f. 265. 

641. 'Carta Ordingi Abbatis Sti Edmundi facta Johanni filio Llffi de 
terra de tota terra patris sui infra burgum et extra et de ministerio et tota 
terra Johannis de Valle infra burgum et extra.' — f. 265. 

642. ' Confirmacio Regis E. super diversis terris et tenementis in villa 
de Bury et quibusdam aliis villis.' 15 Edw. IIL — i. 2656. 


043. ' Generalis remissio Regis E. de perquisitis ante et post statutnm 
de terris ot tenementis et c. ad manum mortuum non ponendis.' 3 Edw. 
[11?]— f. 26(5. 

644.. 'Licencia Regis E. de appropriacione iiii ofiiciorum ad usum con- 
ventus.' 35 Edw. III.— f. 267. 

645. ' Appropriaeio dictarum iiii serjanciaruin per Duum Johannem 
Brinkele Abbatem.' 36 Edw. III. a.d. 1361.— f. 267. 

646. ' Ratificacio dicti Regis E. super dictis iiii serjanciis.' 30 Edw. III. 
—f. 267 ft. 

647. A deed of Al)bot Richard and the convent, confirming to ^\'^illelm 
Tyllot alias VV. Ussher of Bui-y a spot in Heystrete upon the condition that 
he should rebuild the houses upon it. 16 Edw. IV. Written in a later hand 
than the other deeds.— f. 268. 

648. A deed of Abbot Robert and the convent, confirming to John Coote 
'gentilmane' a place called the Bredgons upon the condition that he should 
rebuild upon it. ' Anno ab inchoacione regni regis Henrici sexti post con- 
questum Anglie quadragesimo nono et reedepcionis regie sue potcstatis anno 
primo.' In a later hand than the other deeds. — f. 268 b. 

The folios which should follow as far as and including 291 are wanting. 

Suthgatestrete et Suthgntefcld. 

649. ' Carta Willelmi Coyse tinctoris facta Petro Paschale de iiii solidis 
annul redditus.' — f. 292. 

650. 'Carta Willelmi Chepeham facta dicto Petro Pascale de iiii solidis 
annui redditus de mesuagio suo capital!.' 22 Edw. I. — f. 292. 

651. * Carta Willelmi Trussebut cerotecarii facta eidem Petro Paschal 
de duobus solidis annui redditus de mesuagio suo capitali in vico oricntali.' 
20 Edw. I.— f. 292. 

652. ' Carta Petri Paschale antedicti facta Abbati et conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi de xiiii solidatis redditus inter quos dictis duo solidatis numcrantur.' 
29 Edw. I.— f. 292 6. 

653. * Carta' Johannisaurifabri facta Rogero Rede aurifabro de toto prato 
suo et pastura extra portam australcm apud Wulnoth.' 1 Edw. II. — f. 293. 

654. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Rogeri Rede facta Abbati et conventui Sti 
Edmundi de dictis prato et pastura.' 3 Edw. II. — f. 293. 

055. ' Convencio inter Abbatem et conventum Sti Edmundi et piedictam 
Rogerum Rede super dictis prato et pastura datis in estcambium pro tribus 
rodis prati et dimidio et de rclaxacione xiiii s. per annum.' 6 Edw. II. — f. 293. 

650. * Carta Stephani Rede facta Abbati et conventui de Bury do qninque 
denarii annui redditus do duabus acris tcrre prope ^V^olnothes.' — f. 293//. 

667. ' Carta Willelmi de Ramesdene facta Johanni fFrary de iiii acris 
et tribus rodis terre.* 1 1 Edw. 1 1.— f. 293 /*. 


658. 'Convencio inter Ricardum Abbatem Sti Edmundi et ejusdem loci 
conventum et Johannem fFrary et Amiciam uxorem ejus et Ricardum filium 
ejusdem Johannis de dimissione cujusdam tenementi dudura Jobannis auri- 
fabri ad vitam eorum cum reversione ad conrentuin post eonun decessum.* 
9 Edw. II.— f. 294 

659. * Carta dicti Johamiis fFrary facta Dno Johamii de Snyterlee capel- 
lano et Roberto de Badyngtone de iiii acris et tribus rodis terre cum quadam 
bercaria et duobus solidatis et duobus denariis redditus.' 17 Edw. III. — f. 294 b. 

6G0. ' Carta refeoffamenti dictorum Johannis de Snyterlee et Roberti 
Badyngtone facta dicto Johanni ffrary et Amicie uxoris ejus de dictis iiii 
acris et tribus rodis terre et predicto quieto redditu.' 17 Edw. III. — 
f. 295. 

6C1. 'Carta dicti Johannis ffrary facta Ricardo filio suo de duobus 
mesuagiis et decem acris terre.' 17 Edw. III. — £ 295. 

The third column of folio 295 was left blank for a deed that has never 
been inserted. 

662. ' Defesancia de qua supra memorata carta inter dictum Johannem 
ffrary et Willelmum filium Edmundum Brundysshe de quinque acris terre 
cum becaria adjacente.' 21 Edw. III. — f.295 6. 

663. ' Quieta clamancia Willelmum Gcmun de Sto Edmundo et Anas- 
tacie uxoris sue facta Thome de la Gare heredibus et assignatis suis de duobus 
denariis annul redditus.' — f 296. 

664. ' Carta Willelmi Gemun filii Johannis Gernun et Anastacie uxoris 
sue facta Alano cirotecario de una tufta cum pertinenciis.' 15 Edw. I — f. 296. 

665. * Carta Thome fiUi Johannis Grernun facta Thome de la Gore et 
Agneti uxori sue de una placea tufte.' 17 Edw. I. — f. 296. 

666. * Carta dicti Thome filii Johannis Gemun facta dicto Thome de la 
Gore de uno gardino.' — f 296 k 

667. ' Carta Willelmi filii quondam Willelmi Gemun facta dicto Thome 
de la Gore de una tufta cum pertinenciis.' 22 Edw. I. — f. 296 b. 

668. * Carta Matildis dudum uxoris Thome de la Gare facta Abbati et 
conventui de Bury de uno mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' 7 Edw. II. — f. 297. 

669. * Alia carta dicto Matildis super eodem mesuagio.' 7 Edw. II. 
— f 297. 

670. 'Carta donacionis omnium bonorum et catallorum mobilium et 
immobilium predicte Matildis infra dictum mesuagium.' 7 Edw. II. A 
sale to the monastery. — f 297 b. 

671. ' Carta Ricardi filii Salomonis de la Gare facta Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi de decem acris terre et una acra et dimidio prati et xx denariis 
redditus.'— f. 2976. 

672. 'Carta Walteri Poleyn facta Johanni ffynch et Mariote uxori ejus 
et heredibus et assignatis dicti Johannis de una pecia terre.' 24 Edw. III. 
— f. 298. 



673. ' Carta dicti Johannis flFynch facta Willelmo de Rokelounde et 
Alicie uxori ejus de duabas peciis terre.* 24 Edw. III. — f. 298. 

674. 'Carta dicti Johannis fF^Tich facta dicto Willelmo Rokelonde et 
Alicie uxori ejus et c. de una pecia terre.* 25 Edw. III. — f. 298 6. 

675. 'Quieta clamancia Petri de Shropham Magistri Hospitalis Sti 
Nicholai facta Johanni de Wodenortone et Helene uxori ejus et c. de una 
pecia terre.' 25 Edw. III.— f. 298 h. 

676. * Carta dicti Johannis de Wodenortone facta Johanni de Bacham et 
Amicie uxoris ejus de predicta pecia terre.' 31 Edw. III. — f 298 b. 

677- ' Carta Johannis Ciaver facta Willelmo de Rokelounde et Alicie 
uxoris ejus de una pecia terre.' 33 Edw. III. — f. 299. 

678. ' Carta Alberti de Blakeherwe facta Thome de Geddynges de quinque 
acris terre.' 34 Edw. III.— f. 299. 

679. 'Carta Johannis Bacham facta Johanni Payn de una pecia terre.' 
36 Edw. III.— f. 299 6. 

680. * Carta dicti Johannis Payn facta Willelmo Rokelounde de dicta 
terra.' 36 Edw. III.— f. 299 6. 

681 . ' Carta Johannis Smyth et Roberti le lestere facta Thome Geddynges 
de duabus acris et dimidio terre.' 42 Edw. III. — £ 2996. 

682. 'Carta dicti Thome Geddynges facta Willelmo Rokelonde et Willelmo 
Hore de quinque acris teiTe.' 4 Ric. II. — f. 300. 

683. 'Quieta clamancia dicti Willelmi Hoore facta dicto Willelmo 
Rokelounde de dicta terra quam perquisierunt de dicto.Thoma Geddynges.' 
4 Ric. II.— f. 300. 

084. 'Carta Johannis Watlysfelde, Johannis Baldewync et Agnetis 
Herberde executorum dicti Willelmi Rokelounde facta Dno Roberto Stablere 
capellano et Henrico Skrevene de xiii acris terre.' 9 Ric. II. — f.3006. 

685. ' Carta Roberti Stablere et Henrico Scryvene executonim ^Fillelmi 
Rokelounde facta Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de dictis xiii acris ten-e.' 
16 Ric. II.— f. 300 6. 

686. ' Carta Petri de Restheworthe facta Abbati et conventui de Bury 
de decern pedibus terre in longitudine apud Ronlowe et c' 4 Edw. 1 1. — f. 301 . 

687. ' Carta Ricardi de Botolnesdale et Symionis de Rumburghe facta 
Abbati et conventui de Bury de septem acris terre.' 34 Edw. I. — f. 301. 

688. ' Carta Radulphi Kempe facta Abl)ati et conventui de una placia 
cum grangia.' 35 Edw. I. — f. 301 6. 

689. ' Carta Roberti Tillote facta Abbati et conventui de Bury de sex 
acris et dimidio terre.' 36 Edw. I. — f. 301 6. 

690. ' Carta Thome de Trowys facta Dno Petro de Wyrdcwelle de uno 
tufto cum libertatc unius tauri et apri et aliitt pratis et pasturis eidem tufto 
pcrtincntibus.' tt Edw. III.— f. 302. 


691. * Carta Ade Monnel facta dementi de Redgrave de una acta terre 
vocata Sejmtroberdysacre.' 32 Edw. I. — f.302. 

692. ' Carta dicti Clementis de Redgrave facta Ahbati et conventni Sti 
Edmundi de dicta acra terre vocata Robertysakyr.' 6 Edw. 1 1. — £ 302 b. 

693. * Obligacio et convencio Johannis filii Heni^ci le Orfenere de viginti 
libris annuatiin cellerario persolvendis pro terns et domibus suis in Suthgat- 
strete.' 2 Edw. II.— f. 302 6. 

694. ' Carta Willelrai Lewyne et Agnetis uxoris ejus et Amicie sororis 
ejusdem Agnetis heredum dicti Johannis filii Henrici de Orfenere facta 
Abbati et conventui Sti Edmundi de dicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' 3 
Edw. II.— f. 303. 

695. ' Protestacio sive permissio Abbatis et conventus de Bury de non 
prosecusione legati Willelmi de Rokelounde.' — f. .3036. 

096. ' Carta Ricardi filii Salomonis de la Gore, Walteri fFundenhale et 
Margerie uxoris dicti Walteri facta Thome de la Gore et Agneti uxoris sue 
de una acra et una roda terre.' — f. 304. 

697. ' Carta Petri de flFeretro, Roberti Loteby et Jordani Cissoris facta 
Thome de la Gare de ii aciis terre.' 11 Edw. I. — f. 304. 

698. * Carta Galfridi filii Roberti facta Dno Johanni le Celerar capeUano 
de tribus rodis terre.' — f. 304 6. 

699. * Carta dicti Thome de la Gare facta WUlelmo Thoumbe et Johanni 
Berewyke de duobus messuagiis cum pertinenciis in vico australi.' — f. 304 b. 

700. ' Defesancia dicte carte inter partes predictas.' 2 Edw. II. — 
f. 304 b. 

701. 'Littera attomatoria de super bladis et rebus predictis reddenda 
racionabiU compoto.' 2 Edw. II. — f. 305. 

702. ' RefeofFamentum dictorum M'iUelmi Thumbe et Johannis Ber- 
wj'ke factum dicto Thome Gare et Alatilde uxoris sue super dictis mesuagiis 
et rebus.' 2 Edw. II.— f. 305. 

703. 'Defesancia dicte carte inter partes predictas.' 2 Edw. II. — 
£ 305 b. 

704 ' Carta Alani Cirotecarii de Sto Edmundo facta Thome de la Gare 
de una tufta cum edificiis et pertinenciis in vico australi.' — f. 305 b. 

705. ' Carta Benedicte relicte Thome Gemun facta Ade de Langham de 
medietate cujusdam terre vocate Botmelonde.' — f. 3056. 

706. ' Carta Ricardi de Saxham, Thome Titot et sociorum suorum exe- 
cutorum Ade de Langham predicti de una acra et dimidio terre in dicto 
campo vocato le Botme extra portam australem facta Ricardo de la Gare.' — 

707. ' Carta dicti Ricardi de la Gare facta Thome de la CJare de una 
acra et tribus rodis terre in dicto campo vocato le Botme.'— £ 306. 

K 2 


708. ' Carta Ade filii Sitrici facta Osberto de Depedene de una acra et 
dimidio terre in campis australibus." — f. 306 b. 

709. ' Carta dicti Ade filii Sithrici facta dicto Osberto de duabus acris 
terre extra portam australem.' — f. 30Gb. 

710. * Carta Willclmi le Palmer facta Ade Bryghteyen et Alicie uxoris 
ejus de uno mesuagio cum i)ertincnciis in vico australi.' 26 Edw. III. — 
f. 307. 

711. 'Carta dicti Ade Brithyene sive Writhzene facta Radulpho 

Cooke, et Ricardo de Hoxne de dict^ placea cum pertinenciis.' 34 Edw. III. 
— f. 307. 

712. 'Carta Stephani Dru facta Rogero Rede de una via que vocatur 
Droveway.' 4 Edw. II.— f. 307. 

713. ' Quieta clamancia Ricardl filii Stephani aurifabri facta dicto 
Rogero Rede de dicta via.' 2 Edw. II.— f. 3076. 

714. ' Alia quieta clamancia dicti Ricardi filii Stephani aurifabri facta 
ejusdem Rogero Rede de dicta via et tribus rodis terre.' 11 Edw. II. — 
f. 307 b. 

715. 'Quieta clamancia Roberti filii Thome le Clerkc facta dicto 
Rogero Rede de dicta via sive pastara que vocatur le Droveway.' 4 Edw, III. 
— f. 307 b. 

716. ' Quieta clamancia Roberti Alger facta Johanni fratri suo de una 
acra et una roda terre extra portam australem.' — f. 308. 

717. ' Quieta clamancia Radulphi Rep facta Godemanno de Sapestune 
de quadam tufta cum pertinenciis ibidem.' — f. 308. 

718. 'Carta Edwardi filii Orgari de Sto Edmundo facta Radulpho filio 
Wlurici et Erame filie Godwini de quadam tufta cum pertinenciis in vico 
australi.'— f. 308 b. 

719. ' Carta Symonis de Lincolnia et Sarre quondam uxoris Symonis 
Sturbut facta Petro de Smalewode de una acra terre in campis australibus.' 
— f. 308 b. 

720. ' Carta Sewalli Lansel facta Symoni de Homegrave de una grangia 
cum pertinenciis ibidem extra portam australem.'— f 308 b. 

721. ' Quieta clamancia Ricardi filii Reginaldi aurifabri facta Radulpho 
Kempe de uno mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' 7 Edw. II. — f. 309. 

722. 'Carta Roberti Loteby facta Willelmo Croke de una pecia terre 
extra portam australem.' 31 Edw. I. — f. .309. 

723. ' Carta sive quieta clamancia Symonis Rumbourghe facta Magistro 
Henrico de Hargrave de vii acris terre.' — f. 309 b. 

724. 'Carta Ricardi filii Ricardi ffittarde et Agnetis uxoris ejus facta 
Thome monetori de una dimid. acra terre extra portam australem.' — f. i\O0b. 

72.5. 'Carta Ade Paternoster facta Anselino clcrico filio Willelmo de 
Rucham de medietate totius tufte sue in vico australi.' — f. 3096. 


726. ' Carta dicti Ade Paternoster facta ejusdem Willelmo QAnselmo] 
de tercia parte tufte sue in vico australL' — f. 310. 

727. * Carta Ade filii Sithrici de Veteri-foro &cta Osberto de Depedene 
de duabus acris terre.' — f. 310. 

728. ' (^arta Willelmi filii Willelmi febri fecta Osberto de Depedene de 
iiii acris terre cum prato et pertinenciis extra portam australem.' — f. 310 b. 

729. * Cirographum Sewalli de Rucham et sociorum suorum executorum 
Nicholai tinctoris factum Edmundo tannatori de iiii acris terte extra portam 
australem.'— £ 310 b. 

730. ' Carta Thome filii Stephani Tytot &cta dicto Eklmundo tannatori 
de iiii acris terre.' — £ 310 b. 

731. 'Carta Johannis de Hockewolde et sociorum executorum dicti 
Edmundi de Conewestone facta Magistro Henrico de Hargrave et Symoni 
Rumborughe de septem acris terre extra portam australem.' 28 Edw. I. — 
f. 311. 

732. *Cirog^phum WUlelmi filii Roberti Buse et sociorum executorum 
Johannis Eseger facta Sewallo Lansele de quadam grangia et tufta cum per- 
tinenciis.' 54 Hen. III. — f. 311. 

733. * Carta Agnetis filie Johannis Lansele facta Roberto le Melner de 
uno mesuagio in vico Suthgatestrete.' 9 Edw. III. — f. 311 b. 

734. * Carta Stephani Messager facta Roberto filio Sylvani de una tufta 
cum pertinenciis extra portam australem.' — f. .311 6. 

735. ' Carta Galfridi filii Roberti de Sto Edmimdo &cta Henrico Ru£Po 
alutario de ii acris terre.' — f. 312. 

7oG. ' Carta Petri fi"rith facta Sabine que fuit uxor Roberti tegulatoris 
de ii acris terre.' 13 Edw. I.— f. 312. 

737. ' Carta Regis E. pro hospitali quod vocatur Domus DeL' — f. 3126. 

738. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Normanno filio Ail ward! de iiii 
acris terre.' — f. 3126. 

739. ' Cultura manerii Grangie mensurata anno regni Regis Edwardi 
tercii xvi.'— f. 313. 

The greater part of page 3136. and the whole of folio 315 are blank. 
Folio 314 is wanting. 

Grangia Cellerarii. 

740. ' Consuetudines antique quas solebant burgenses ville Sti Edmundi 
fecere cellerario. Et de faldis ceUerarii et libertatibus emptorum suorum.' — 
f. 316. 

741. 'Carta Sti Edmundi Regis in anglicis de messione bladi.' In 
Anglo-Saxon. — £ 317. 

742. ' Item de consuetudinibus dicte ville tempore Baldewini Abbatis.' 
— £ 317. 


743. * De curia cellaiii.'— f, 317 b. 

744. ' De terns decimaudis in autumpno.' — f, 317 ft. 

745. 'Cultura dominice pcrtinentes ad cellcrariuin in campis Sti Ed- 
mundi.' — f. 317 b. 

746. ' De curia cellerarii.'— f. 321 b. 

747. * Consuetudines de Herdwyke.' — f. 321 b. 

748. ' De Bedello.'— f. 322. 

749. ' De Boscario.'— f. 322. 

750. ' Vercdictum juratorum pro Bicardo de Bruare et Stephano de 

Bertelote.' 6 Edw. II.— f. 322 6. 

751. ' De Metecorum.'— f. 322 b. 

752. ' De Serviente.'— f. 322 b. 
763. ' De Grangero.'— f. 323. 
754. ' ffamuli.'— f. 323. 

765. ' Stipendia.'— f. 323. 

756. ' Oblaciones.'— f. 823 b. 

757. ' De comestione in aula hospitum.' — f. 323 b. 

758. ' De glovesilver.'— f. 323 b. 

759. ' De lamessilver.'— f. 323 b. 

760. ' De Schepes.'— f. 3236. 

761. *De falcacione prati quod dicitur Nomannes londe.' — f. 3236. 

762. * De arura circa villam Sti Edmundi pertinente ad cellerarium.'— 
f. 324. 

763. ' Nomina tenencium terras in campis Sti Edmundi de quibus celle- 
rarius percipiet annuatim pro qualibet acris ad festum Sti Michaelis obolos 
quosdam [1] et tantum ad Pascha renovata tempore dominorum Thome 
Lydgate et Johannis Alkes cellerariorum anno rcgni regis E. filii regis E. 
xviii.'— f. 326 6. 

764. ' Rentale liberi redditus ville Sti Edmundi pertinentes cellerarie 
ejusdem ad festum Sti Michaelis et tantum ad pascha renovatum tempore 
dominorum Thome de Lydgate et Johannis de Alkes cellerariorum anno 
regni regis E. filii regis E. xviii.' — f. 328 6. 

765. ' Redditus de landmole ville Sti Edmundi.'— f. 330 h. 

766. 'Rentale renovatum apud Grangiam anno regni regis E. tercii 
xlvii.'— f. 3396. 

767. An agreement between the cellarer and infirmarius concerning 
certain payments. 36 Edw. III. — f. 340. 

768. ' Indentura inter Abbatcm et conventum de Bury et Willelmum 
Holymylle de quodam gardino vocato Boyeszcrd sibi dimisso ad firmam ad 
terminum quinquaginta annonim.' 1 Hen. VI. — £ 340. 

709. ' Breve quod dicitur cerciorari super quodam processu directum 
ballivis de Bury.' Concerning the form of pleas for debts before the Bailiffs 
and Aldermen. 2 Hen. IV.— f 3406. 


770. * Responcio balliTorum in dorso brevis.' — f. 340 b. 

771. ' Mandatum auditorum compoti Comitis Marchie directum custodi 
Gaole de Bury de salvo custodiendo quendam in arreragia incidentem.'— 16 
Ric. II.— f. 341. 

772. 'Breve contra qupsdam de Sto I^mundo qui erexerunt nova 
stalla et erecta posuerunt in loco non debito in dampnum ecclesie et mercati 
viUe de Bury.'— f. 341. 

773. * Articuli per juratores wardarum vflle de Bury contra Johannem 
Marham et Thomam Bote presentati et propositi.' — f. 341. 

774. ' De denariis in pipa pro Priore Sti Edmundi anno xi regis Ricardi.' 
— f. 342. 

775. ' Breve directum eertis personis et dominis et in speciali Abbati de 
Bury ad ostendendum per que servicia certa tenet maneria.' — f. 342. 

776. ' Instrumentum de non prejudicando cuidam judicio dato per jus- 
ticiarios de eleccione Aldermanni de Burj-.' a.d. 1351. — ^f. 342 b. 

777. ' Indentura quarundem convencionum facta inter Abbatem et con- 
ventum de Burj' et quendam Ricardum de Bras procuratorem eorum in 
romana curia.' a.d. 1348. — f. 343. 

778. ' Cronica de dedicacione cripte et aUomm altarum et de ecd©- 
giarum Ste Marie et Sti Jacobi fundacionibus et de aliis capeUis in cimiterio.' 
— f. 34.3. 

779. ' De diversis dampnis malificiis et transgressionibus nobis factis per 
homines de Burj'.' In French. — f. 344. 

780. ' Interpretacio predicti gallici sermonis in latinis.' — f. 345. 

781. ' Ligamen sive obligacio hominum de Bury anno regni regis 
Ricardi secimdi viii.' — f. 346. 

782. ' Ligamen sive obligacio Galfridi Clerc anno regni regis Henrici 
qnarti tercio.' — f. 350. 

783. ' Breve directum thesauraris et baronibus de saccario anno regni 
regis Hem-ici quarti tercio ad levandum de Thoma Boote et Johanne 
Marham xx mUia libras virtute recognitionis predicte pertinentis ad homines 
de Bury .'—13506. 

784. ' Obligacio Johannis Marham in stapula de centum libris solvendis 
Abbati de Bury vel successoribus suis.* — f. 350 b. 

785. ' Condicio indentata inter Abbatem et conventum de Bury et 
dictum Johannem Marham de dicta obHgacione.' In French. 4 Hen. IV. — 
f. 350 6. 

786. 'EflFectus sive interpretacio dicte indenture in latinis.' — f. 351. 

787. 'De dedicacione ecclesie Sti Ekimundi que siiicet ecclesia fait 
dedicata et que non.' Extracts firom the ' Flores Historiorum ' and another 
chronicle not named. — f. 352. 

788. ' Breve regis pro Abbate et conventu Sti Edmundi de non inve- 
niendo homines ad arma ratione temporalium suonun.' — f. 352. 


789. ' Aliud breve fere consimilis forme formatum pro Abbate de non 
custodiendo portus sive litora maris.' — f. n.52. 

790. * Rex Ricardus per finem ii millium marcarum recepit homines de 
Bury ad suam graciam et permisit eis acquietancium transgressionum sub 
sigillis capituli.' 6 Ric. II.— f. 852 fc. 

791. 'Breve pro recognicione centum marcarum solvendarum per 
homines de Bury nomine homagii cuilibet Abbati de Bury in sua nova 
creacione.' 7 Ric. II.— f. .352 6. 

792. ' Aliud breve speciale de eadcm materia directum certis personis 
magis obstinatis et fere sub eadem forma.' — f. 853. 

793. *Placitum in causa pretacta inter Abbatem et homines de Bury.' 
— f. .3536. 

794. ' Et scilicet quod Dnus Rex Ricardus secundus exemplificavit 
dictum placitum anno sui regni octavo in hec verba.' — f. 354. 

795. ' Liberacio concessa Cristiane le Roos quam Ricardus Peshulle 
aliquando percepit.' 5 Edw. III.— f. 3546. 

796. ' Breve domini regis pro Johanne Olney et uxore ejus directum 
Abbati et conventui pro dicta liberacione sive sustentacione consimili.' 41 
Edw. III.— f. 354 6. 

797- ' Responcio et confirmacio peticionis super materia suprascripta.' 
41 Edw. III.— f. 355. 

798. Forms of letters to the King and Queen Mother declining to grant 
pensions asked by them. — f. 355. 

799. * Domesday sub titulo terre Sti Edmundi in coraitatu Suffolkie.' 
Extracts,— f. 355 6. 

800. ' Indentura facta inter Abbatem et conventum et Johannem 
Maggys de uno clauso et dimid. acra prati in Bury.' 3 Hen. VI. — f. 355 6. 

801. 'Carta regis Ricardi secundi de licencia data Abbati et conventui 
Sti Edmundi ad recipiendum de diversis certa mesuagia schoppas et terras 
in Bury et Mildenhale.' 18 Ric. Il.-f. 356. 

802. ' Breve Regis quod dicitur Ad quod dampnum directum escaetori 
ad inquirendum si ad dampnum sit regium vel aliorum si Rex concedat 
hominibus in breve scriptis quod dent certe terras et tenementa in Bury et 
aliis villis jacentibus Abbati et conventui de Sto Edmundo in satisfaccionem 
xl libratarum annuarum.' 15 Edw. III. — f. 356. 

803. ' Placita apud Westmonasterium coram Willelino Babyngtone et 
sociis suis justiciariis Dni Regis de Banco de termino Pasche anno regni 
regis Henrici sexti post conquestum tercio, Ro., in quo placito con- 
tinentur allocaciones libertatum ville de Bury infra cruces et hundrcdorum.' 
— f. .3566. 

804. 'Cronica veracissime copiata de antiqua cronica Crowlandlc per 
quam patet quod Betrichesworth et ejus monasterium sunt antiquiora Ely 
et Monasterio ibidem.' — f 358. 


805. * Carta regis Edwardi primi concessa Abbati et conventui de Bury 
quod ipsi assidere et taxare possint xv"" in Bury ad usum eorum proprium. 
19 Edw. I.— f. 358 6. 

80(). ' Quod Prior et conventus non solvant ad xv^ pro novis adquisitis 
in Burj-.' 3 Hen. IV.—f. 358 6. 

807. * Aliter super eadem causa et melius in multc' 3 Hen. IV, — 
f. 359. 

808. ' Litera patens Regis quod bui^enses de Bury non solvant thelo- 
neum in mundinis et feriis infra Angliam.' 5 Edw. III. — f. 359. 

809. 'De stallis erectis in foio per ministros Comitis Marchie contra 
privilegia nostra.' — f. 359 h. 

810. A petition to Parliament on the above subject, written in French. 
A.D. 1378— f. 359 6. 

Folios 360 to 365 are wanting. 

811. ' Bona Cellerarii Sti Edmundi in Norfolkia.'— f. 366. 

812. ' Bona Sacriste.'— f. 366 b. 

813. 'Taxacio bonorura spiritualium et temporalium Abbatis et con- 
ventus Sti Edmundi in Suifokia et SudburL' — ^f. 366 b. 

814. ' Decima Dni Abbatis et conventus Dno Regis soluta in anno xxii 
regni regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum." — f. 370 b. 

Folio 371 is blank. 


815. Extent of the manor of Bumstede and account of the tenants and 

rents. — f. 372. 

Page 372 b. is blank. 

816. Charter of King Richard II. reciting and confirming charters of 
King Edw. I. granted in his 33rd year, and Edw. III. in which latter are 
recited charters of Knut, five of Edward the Confessor wTitten in Anglo- 
Saxon, of Richard I., of Edw. II., reciting a grant of Hen. I., of John, 
another of Edw. II., 3 of Edw. I. apparently. The transcript of this docu- 
ment was never finished. — f. 372. 


817. Note that ' Stephanus Comes Britannic dedit terram Sto Edmundo 
ibidem.'— f. 378. 

818. *De terris, tenementis et redditibus et de tenentibus ibidem' — 
f. 378. 

819. • Rentali ibidem renovatum.' 3 Ric. II. — f. .3786. 

820. 'Placita apud Cantabrigiam coram Majori.' Between the Abbot 
and Bartholomew Peryn and others concerning rents. — f. 379. 


821. Other Pleas. 19 Ric. II.— f. 3796. 

822. ' Piscaria in comitatu Cantabrigie.'— f. 380. 

823. ' Carta Stephani comitis Britannie de donacione ten*arara et red- 
dituum suorum in villa Cantabrigie.' a.d. 1135. — f. 380 6. 

824. ' Carta H. Abbatis Sti Edmund! et cjusdcm loci conventiis facta 
Cypriano iilio Amulphi et heredibus suis de ten-a juxta pontem Cantabrigie.' 
— f. 3806. 

825. ' Carta H. Abbatis Sti Edmundi et conventus ejusdem loci facta 
Semanno de Cantabrigia de duabus hulmis.' — f. 380 6. 

826. * Carta Sampsonis Abbatis Sti Edmundi et ejusdem loci conventus 
facta Baldewyno Blancgernun et heredibus suis de terra juxta pontem de 
Cantebrigia quam Amulphus tenuit et post eum Cyprianus filius ejusdem.' 
— f. 381. 

827. ' Carta S. Abbatis de Bury et ejusdem loci conventus facta Roberto 
filio Walteri de Cantabrigia et heredibus suis de uno mesuagio quod Cas- 
sandra dudum tenuit.' — f. 381. 

828. ' Carta S. Abbatis et c. facta Alberico filio Gilberti de Cantabrigia 
de i mesuagio ibidem quod Britinarus tenuit.' — f. 381. 

Page 381 6 is blank. 


829. ' Breve regis Henrici quod Monachi Cantuarie non habeant jura 
regalia infra libertatem viii hundredorum nostrorum et dimid.' — f. 382. 

The remainder of page 382 a is blank. 


830. * Carta Alexandri de la Kersimere facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de 
ilia terra que fuit Gilberti le Claver de Hehgam et de tribus rodis in cultura 
de Cwitefeld et de Galfrido ffrance et mesuagio ejus in Kentforde." — f. 3826. 

831. 'Carta Mathei Mathom facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de iiii denariis 
annul redditus et homagio Johannis ffulburne.' — f 382 6. 

832. * Carta Willelmi filii Eudonis facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de xx 
denariis redditus in Cwitefelde.' — f. 382 6. 

833. ' Carta Osberti filii Radulphi facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de homagio 
Johannis fFiilbume cum tota terra sua in Bocstede et Cwitefelde et de ix d. 
annul redditus et de libra cumini et de iiii d. annui redditus &c.' — f 382 6. 

834. ' Carta Gilberti filii Radulphi facta ecclesie Sti Edmundi de Alwrico 
filio Stanardi fullonis et sequila ejus.' — £ 383. 

835. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis Sti Edmundi et conventus ejusdem loci 
facta Joiianni de Trostona et heredibus suis de terra que fuit Gilberti lo 
claner de Hegham et de iii acris in Cwitefelde de quibus supra fit mencio. 
— f.383. 



836. ' Carta S. AbbatLs et c. facta Alexandre nepoti Johannis flFulbume 
de tota terra de Cwitefelde in Bocstede.' — f. 383. 

Page 383 b is blank, and folios 38-i and 385 are wanting. 

837. Account of the manor and the lands and rents then belonging to 
the Abbey.— f 386. 

838. ' Extenta facta de terris et tenementis de manerio de Cokefelde 
facta per Herveum de Heggesete' et c— f.387. 

839. ' Consuetudines de Cokefelde.'— f. 387 b. 

840. ' Redditus assisus manerii.' — f. 389 h. 

841. * Veredictum juratorum de quo manerium de Cokefelde tenetor.' — 
f.390 6. 

842. * Remissio sive quieta clamancia Robert! filii Dni Robert! Mandwyt 
et Robert! filii ejus de tenentibus infrascriptis et eorum serviciis.'— f. 390 6. 

843. ' Breve dtrectum eschaetori pro maneriis de Cassewyke et Haustede 
que tenentur de baronia de Coke que fuit eschaeta.' — ^f. 391. 

844. ' Ratificacio sive confirmacio Dni E. Regis de dicto manerio de 
Cokfelde quod quidem Symon Abbas quietum clamavit Priori et conventui.' 
3Edw. I.— f.391. 

De ecclesia de Cokefelde. 

845. Resignation by Earl Alberic of all claim to the advowson of Coke- 
felde.— f 391 h. 

846. ' Resignacio sive revocacio Hugonis de Vere Comitis Oxonie super 
dicta advocacione et presentacione su! cleric! ad dictam ecclesiam.' 30 Hen. 
III.— f. 391 ft. 

847. ' Item i-evocacio Dni Robert! de Vere Comitis Oxonie de ecclesia 
predicta.' a. d. 1326.— f 392. 

848. ' Resignacio diet! cleric! presentat! per dictum Robertum de \'ere 
ad dictam ecclesiam.' a.d. 1326. — f. 392. 

849. ' Inquisicio super statu ecclesie de Cokefelde facta in ecclesia de 
Sende anno Dni! die Sabbati proximo ante ascensionem Dni conse- 
cracionis venerabilis patris W. de Suffelde Episcopi Norwycensis anno ii per 
Magistrum Edmundum de Walpole officialem Archidiacon! Sudburiensis.' 
— f392. 

850. ' De X acris terre et i parvo mesnagio quas Adamus Palmer accepit 
in Cokefelde.'— f. .392 h. 

851. ' Carta Mathe! de Leyham et Neste Dne de Lelescia facta Abbati 
et conventui Sti Edmundi de Cokefelde." — f. 393. 

852. 'ffinalis concordia inter partes predictas de v carucatis terre in 
Cokefelde.'— f. 393. 

853. ' Carta immediate precedens sed magis plana.' — f. 393. 


854. ' Carta Symonis Abbatis factA conventui de predicto manerio de 
Cokefelde.'— f. 393 b. 

855. * Carta Sewalli de LanscUe de viii acris et dimidio terre cum perti- 
neuciis in Cokefelde facta Abbati et conventui de Sto Ednmndo.' — f. 393 b. 

850. * Quieta clamancia Ilicardi le Clerk de Halstede de quodam ville- 
nagio in Cokefelde.' 10 Edw. li.-f. 394. 

857. ' Carta Willelrai de Stanliara de vi acris et dimidio terre in Coke- 
felde facta Abbati et conventui.' — f. 394. 

858. 'Carta fFulconis filii Ade le Chauraberlenge de viii acris terre 
jacentibus in campo qui vocatur Gladbery et de dictis vi acris terre et dimidio 
quas Willelraus de Stanham supra nominatus nobis decit et de xii denaiiis 
annui redditus antedictis.' — f. 394. 

859. * Carta ej usdem if ulconis de toto tenemento suo cum suis pertinenciis 
quod tenuit Abbate Sti Edmundi in villa de Cokefelde.' — f. 394 b. 

860. ' Carta Roberti ffraunceys de tribus denariis annui redditus remissis 
Abbati Sti Edmundi.'— f. 394 b. 

861. ' Mandatum iFulconis le Chaumberleyn ad deliberandam seisinam 
Abbati de Bury de mesuagio suo cum omnibus suis pertinenciis.' 40 Hen. 
III.— f. 395. 

862. 'Carta Roberti ffraunceys de tribus acris terre in Cokefelde in 
campo qui vocatur Kemlege datis Abbati Sti Edmundi.' — f. 395. 

863. ' Carta Petri Rote de Subbery de duobus solidis annui redditus.' 
— f. 395. 

864. ' Carta Hugonis de Murieux facta Stepliano iilio Hugonis de Coke- 
felde de xi acris pasture in Cokefelde.'— f. 395. 

865. ' Quieta clamancia Agnetis que fuit uxor Johannis de Phaleshara de 
dote sua de predictis xi acris pasture in Cokefelde.' 24 Edw. I. — f. 895 b. 

866. ' Carta Reginaldi filii Radulphi de Self hanger facta Willelmo Alio 
suo de xii acris terre arabilis et duabus acris et dimidio rode de uno 
mesuagio.' — f. 395 b. 

867. ' Carta Symonis filii Herberici de Sende facta Henrico filio suo de 
uno mesuagio et tota terra sua cum omnibus suis pertinenciis in uno hameletto 
vocato Smechewode in Cokefende.' — f. 396. 

868. ' Carta Ade de Cokefelde facta Roberto filio Symonis de quodam 
molendino in Kerseia in escambium quarundam terrarum in Leleseia.' — f. 396. 

869. ' Carta Anselmi Abbatis facta Ade de Cokefelde de tota terra quam 
Lemerus pater suus tenuit in Cokefelde et Leleseye.' — f. 396 b. 

870. ' Acquietancia Roysie de Cokefelde de triginta et viii libris.' — f. 3966. 

871. ' Acquietancia regis E. de triginta tribus libris sex solidis et viii 
denariis pro confirmacionem manerii de Cokefelde.' 4 Edw. I.— f. 396 6. 

872. ' Carta Hugonis Abbatis facta Amulpho Herlaw de vii virgatia et 
dimidio terre et sex acris in Groten.' — f. 397. 


873. 'Carta Neste de Cokefelde facta Gilberto et Wase uxoris ejus de 
tota terra in Groten quam Johannes Pelliparius tenuit.' — f. 397. 

874. ' ffinaljs concordia inter Thomam Erdlngtone et Roes uxorem suam 
petentes et Sampsonem Abbatem Sti Edraundi tenentem de una pastura de 
Kinge.^han in Cokefelde.' 10 Job.— f. 397 b. 

875. 'Particule terre ibidem mensurate anno reg^ regis E. tercii.' — 
f 397 b. 

876. 'Carta Neste de Cokefelde facta ecclesie de Kersey de licencia 
chaciandi in Lelesia, Kersey, Semere et Groten.' — £ 398. 

877. ' Evidencie de redditu avene de Dno Thoma Marens pro diversis 
tenementis que tenet in flFelsham de manerio de Cokefelde.* — f. 398, 

878. ' Carta Neste de Cokefelde facta Canonicis de Kersey de duabus 
marcLs argenti, advocacione ecclesie de Kersey et tota terra in Perifelde 
ibidem cum pastura et libera chacia et bosco de Piscroft et pluribus aliis... 
cum libera potestate cariandi chaciandi et equitandi et c' — f. 391 ft. 

879. ' Particule terrarum arabilium ibidem mensurate anno rtgni regis 
E. tercii xvi.'— f. 399. 

Page 399 ft is blank. 


880. An account of the manor. — f. 400. 

881. Charter of Hen. II. restoring Conengestone and Chebenhale to the 
convent. — f. 400. 

882. Bull of Pope Alexander III. confirming Chebenhale 'ad usum 
hospitalitatis ' a.d. 1161.— f. 400. 

88.3. ' Copia carte de terris dimissis ad firmam.' — f. 400. 

884. ' Carta R. de Stoke facta de i acra terre in Chebenhale conrentui 
Sti Edmundi.'— £ 400. 

885. 'Carta Ricardi Biskel de uno mesuagio dato conventui Sti Ed- 
mundi.'— f. 400. 

886. 'Manumissio Willelmi filii Robert! "Waryn de Chebenhale.'— 
f. 400 ft. 

887. Rents in Chebenhale.— f. 400 6. 

888. ' Dominica in Chebenhale.' — f. 400 ft. 

889. 'De illis qui debent Gonelerd pro acquietancia in hushage.' — 
f. 400 ft. 

890. ' Tenentes et tenementa et redditus in Chebenhale.' — f. 400 ft. 

891. ' De institucione misse Ste Marie de Chebeala et paissone datis con- 
ventui et molendino in curia Sti Edmundi/ by Abbot Anselra. — f 403. 

892. 'Carta Sampsonis Abbatis facta Ricardo Palmario de Chebehale 
et Beatrici uxori ejus de diversis parcellis terre.' — f. 403 ft. 


893. * Carta Alexandri de Chebenhale de flFrcsingfelde facta Willelmo de 
Chebenhale de una pecia prati.' 18 Edw. II. — f. 403 6. 

894. ' Carta ^Villelmi Chebenhale facta Dno Johanni Smert capellano 
de ffraunsdene et Nicholao Armode de toto mesuagio suo in ffresingfelde cum 
omnibus suis pertinenciis.' 17 Edw. III. — f. 404. 

895. ' Patens littera de vendicione bonorum dicti Willelmi eisdem Jo- 
hanni et Nicholao.' 17 Edw. III.— f. 404. 

896. * Littera attornatoria ad continuandam seisinam de dicto mesuagio 
et pertinenciis ad disponendum pro bonis antedictis ad commodum dictorum 
Johannis et Nicholai.' 17 Edw. III. — f. 404. 

897. 'Carta dictorum Johannis Smert §t Nicholai Armode de dicto 
mesuagio cum pertinenciis facta dicto Willelmo et Johanni filio suo.' 17 
Edw. III.— f. 404. 

898. 'Quieta clamancia sive carta dicti WUlelmi de Chebenhale facta 
dicto Johanni ftlio suo de predicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis.' 17 Edw. III. 
— f. 4046.- 

899. 'Carta Johannis de Chebenhale facta Magistro Stephano de Ketel- 
berghe et Dno Edmundo de Keteleberghe et Magistro Ricardo de Caltofft de 
dicto mesuagio cum pertinenciis simul cum uno cotagio et gardino adjacente.' 
27Edw. III.— f. 404 6. 

900. ' Carta dicti Johannis Chebenhale de omnibus bonis et catallis suis 
in domibus suis apud Chebenhale inventis at alibi datis dictis Magistro Ste- 
phano, Dno Edmundo et Magistro Ricardo.' 27 Edw. III.— f. 405. 

901. 'Indentura facta inter dictos Magistrum St«phanum Dnum Ed- 
mundum fratrem ejus et Magistrum Ricardum de terris et tenementis et 
bonis et catallis ipsius Johannis mobilibus datis dictis personis sub certa con- 
dicione, et sunt due indenture concordantes in gallico quarum una sequitur,* 
27 Edw. III.— f. 405. 

902. 'Dimissio dictorum terrarum et tenementomm ad firmam dicto 
Johanni Chebenhale et Alianori uxori ejus pro duobus annis per dictos Ste- 
phanum, Edmundum et Ricardum.' 27 Edw. III. — f. 405. 

903. 'Reddicio sive reseisina dictorum Stephani, Edmund! et Ricardi 
facta dicto Johanni Chebenhale de omnibus et catallis ipsius per eundem 
Johannis datis.' 28 Edw. III.— f. 405 6. 

904. * Carta dictorum Stephani, Edmundi et Ricardi facta dicto Johanni 
Chebenhale et Alienore uxori ejus de toto mesuagio suo cum pertinenciis in 
dicta villa de flFresyngfelde in hameletto de Chebenhale excepto uno cotagio 
adjacent^ et ii acris terre.' 28 Edw. III.— f. 405 6. 

905. ' Littera attornatoria de liberandam seisinam de omnibus terris et 
tenementis cum pertinenciis que predicto Stephano et Edmundo perquisive- 
runt de dicto Johanne ubi supra.' 28 Edw. III. — f. 406. 

906. 'Carta dicti Johannis Chebenhale et Alionore uxoris ejus fiicta 
Edmundo Brundische persone ecclesie de Castre et Edmundo Brundische 


persone ecclesie de Sahara Monachorum et Galfrido Baret de dicto mesuagio 
cum omnibus suis pertinenciis exceptis cotagio gardino et duabus acris terre 
antedictis.' 28 Edw. III.— f. 406. 

907. 'Littera attomatoria ad liberandam seisinam dicti mesuagii cum 
pertinenciis.' 28 Edw. III.— f. 4066. 

908. 'ffinalis concordia inter dictos Edmundum, Edmundum, et Gal- 
fridum et dictos Johannem de Chebenhale et Alionoram uxorem ejus de uno 
mesuagio cum pertinenciis in flFresiugfelde.' 29 Edw. III.— f. 406 />. 

909. ' Quieta clamancia dictorum Edmundi Brundische persone ecclesie 
de Saham Monachorum et Galfridi Baret facta Edraundo Brundische per- 
sone ecclesie de Castre de omnibus terris et tenementis que et quas ipsi una 
cum predict© Edmundo perquisiverunt de Johanna Chebenhale et Alionore 
uxore ejus.' 30 Edw. III.— f. 4066. 

910. ' ffinalis concordia inter Edmundum de Chebenhale, Alexandrum 
fiFresingfelde, Galfridum fratrem ejusdem Alexandri, et Galfridum Carletone 
de uno mesuagio, quadraginta acris terre duabus acris prati in ffresingfelde et 
Laxfelde.' 21 Edw. I.— f. 407. 

911. * Redditus et consuetudines et extenta Manerii de Chebenhale anti- 
quitus.' — f. 4076. 

The last column of folio 408 b, and the greater part of 409, column 1, are 



912. Note concerning Chedberwe. — f. 409. 


913. Account of the manor of Cheleswrth.— f 409. 

914. ' Carta Edgari Regis facta predicte Aylflede de predict© manerio de 
Cheleswrth.' ad. 962.— f 409. 

915. ' Termina prefate terre assignate.' In Anglo-Saxon.— f. 409 b. 

916. Note that Aylfleda gave Cokefelde and Cheleswrth and all their 
dependencies to the convent. — f. 409 h. 

917. 'ffinalis concordia int^r Sampsonem Abbatem et Benedictum de 
Blakenham de manerio predicto et Lacford et aliis,' Little Thomham, ^Vhep- 
stede and Neutone. 4 Joh f. 409 b. 

918. ' An.selmus Abbas perquisivit x s. redditus in eadem villa de Cheles- 
wrthe ut patet per copia buUe Eugenii Pape.' a.d. 1147. — f. 4106. 

919. 'Carta Sampsorus Abbatis facta Benedict© filio Ricardi de Blache- 
ham et heredibus suis de terra in Cymwrth et de Chelesworth in feodi fir- 
mam et ahis.' a.d, 1198. — f. 410 6. 

920. 'Copia coraposicionis de Cheleswrth,' a.d. 13.52, concerning an 
exchange of rents there for land at and the advowson of ' Foullemere sive 
Fulmere.' There is a note that it was not confirmed by the chapter nor the 
king.— £ 411. 


921. John, Earl of Oxford, orders his bailiff at Chelesworth to pay certain 
rents due to the convent. 18 Hen. VI. Written in a later hand f. 411. 

922. Pages 4116 and 413 a are blank. Folios 412, 414, and 415 are 

Chelmesforde qui aliquando dicebatur Mulesham. 

923. ' Carta Ricardi de Mulesham de quodam mesuagio ibidem et aliis.' 
-f. 4136. 


924. 'De decimis navium allecium Edwardi Engelle de Donewye pro 
decimis Sti Edmundi in Donevvyco de navibus allecium ad festum Sti Mar- 
tini ii millia allecium. Sequitur carta Hujjonis Abbatis de materia predicta.' 
— f. 416. 

925. ' Decima,' due apparently to the cellarer. — f. 416. 

On the last page of the book, folio 4166, there is an imperfect and partly 
erased note concerning the taxation of certain men of Bury. 

1504 (Jg. IV. 6. 

A large quarto, on vellum, of 160 leaves (the last of which is 
blank), each page containing about 30 lines legibly written in a 
cursive hand of the xivth century. 

1. Galteri ' Alexandrides (sic) de gestis Alexandri 

The preface begins (fol. 1) : 

Moris est usitati... 
Ends (fol. 1 6) : 

...totum opus per capitula distingamus (*tc). 
The poem begins (fol. 2) : 

Primus Aristotelis imbutum nectare sacro 
Scribit Alexandrum, sceptrisque insignit et ai'mis. 
Ends (fol. 112) : 

Fudit ut hostiles possis contempnere linguas. 

After this follow 7 hexameters, being a dedication to Bishop Guillermus, 
beginning : 

Suscipe Galteri studiosum magne labowm 
Presul, et hanc vatis cinctus tua tempora sacre 
Non dedigneris ederam conjungere mitre. 
Then follows a note, ' Explicit liber Alexandri Magni versificatus, qui 
quondam dicioni sue et imperio totum mundum subiugavit, scriptus ct 
iinitus anno Domini m.ccc". sexagesiino quarto, die ix. mensis Octobris.' 

A MS. note occurs at the beginning of the volume, 'Vide Barthium 
(Adversar. Lib. ii. x.). [[AuctorcmJ monachum vocat non ineruditum. Citat 
Sylvester Giraldus. — J. Wasse.' 

For an account of this production and of the editions of it, see Grasse, 
Lelirbuch einer allg. lAterilrgeschirhte, Vol. ii. pt. 3, pp. 443, 444. Dresd. 1 842. 


Begins (fol. 112) : 

Bella per Emathyos plus quam civilia campos. (Lib. i. v. 1 .) 

Ends (fol. penult.) abruptly : 

Mills (sic: leg. milite) bella geras tantam consumere. (Lib. viii. 324.) 

The remainder of the work is wanting ; and some lines of the eighth 
book (294 — 307) are also absent. 

No notice is taken of this MS. in Weber's catalogue of the AISS. of Lucan 
prefixed to his edition. Lips. 1828. 

A note at the end states that this Iwok belonged to Rotheram. 

1505 Crg. IV. 6. 

A folio, on parchment, 137 leaves, double columns of about 
36 lines each, well preserved and neatly written in a hand of the 
xivth century : enriched in the early part by many illuminations. 

The MS. has neither title nor colophon. 
Le Roman de la Rose. 

Begins (fol. la): 

Maintes gens dient qu'en songes 

Ne sont que febles et menconges 

Mes len puet bien tel songe songer 

Qui ne sont mie menconger. 
Ends (fol. 1.37 a): 

Par grant ioliuete cueilli 

La fleur du beau Rosier fleury. 

Ainsi oi la rose vermaUle 

A tant fu iour et ge m'esuaille. 
The joint authors of this poem were Guillaume de Lorris and Jehan de 
Meung, or Clopinel, the latter of whom flourished in the 13th centui-y : 
see Roquefort's Glossaire, ii. 7G4, a Paris, 1808. 

The whole has been printed more than once. In the edition published 
in Amsterdam, 1 735, the present text terminates at v. 22708. 

1506 Gg. IV. 7. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 155, in double columns 
of 51 lines each. Date, the xivth century. 

'Petri Comestoris Historia Scolastica Theologie dis- 

Begins (after the dedication, * Reverendo patri et domino sue Willelmo 
dei gratia senonensi arch".') : 

Imperatorie majestatis est... (The initial I being illuminated.) 



£nds: loco magis honorabiliori scilicet in cathacurabis. 

First printed Rutlingse, 1473, and frequently since. 

A modem hand has given at the end the place of his burial (the church 
of S. Victor at Paris), and the usual epitaph, ' Petrus eram quern petra 
tegit,* &c. 

1507 Gg. IV. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing 109 leaves, paged, but after 
p. 106 the paging goes on to 117, apparently by an error; there 
is an unpaged written leaf at the beginning, and anotiier at the 
end; the former has a table of contents, with incorrect references; 
on p. 4 the table is repeated, with correct references. Fairly 
written in a hand of the early part of the xviith century; the 
lines in a page varying from about 36 to 40. 

Documents relating to Corpus Christi College, Cam- 

1 . p. 1. Grant of Arms to the College by Rob. Cooke, Cla- 
rencieulx Roy D'Armis, dated 23 November, 1570. 

2. p. 3. ' Statuta Collegii Corporis Chrl & Beate Virgis, 

Printed in Lamb's edition of Masters' History, and by direction of the 
University Commissioners in 1852. 

At the foot of the blank space left for the arms of the College are these 
verses, supposed by Strype to have been written by Parker : 

* Signat avis Christum, qui Sanguine pascit alumnos, 
Lilia virgo parens intemerata refert/ 
with references to Sts Jerome and Augustine upon the habits of the pelican. 

3. p. 19. 'De Juramento officioque M'* Statutum novum,' 
6 February, 1416. 

4. p. 20. ' Carta Regis Edwardi Sexti de Visitatione.' 

5. p. 22. ' Carta Regine Elizabethe de Visitatione.' 

6. p. 26. ' Statutum novum de senescallo vel bursario Col- 
legii,' 5 May, 1569. 

7. p. 28. ' Tempora trium CoUegiorum.' 

8. p. 2!). ' Historia de fundacione Collegii.' 

The first 2 pages of this History are left blank, p. 31 commencing with 
an incomplete sentence. It has been made use of by Masters in his History 


of the College, and is probably that said by Strype to have been written by 
Joscelyn at the instigation of Parker. 

9. p. 70. The last Will and Testament of Sir Eobert de 
Thorpe, dated 29 June, 1372, from the Register of William de 
Wittlesey, Abp. of Canterbury. 

10. p. 71. A quadrupartite Indenture, dated 12 April, 1580, 
to secure the proper disposition of a grant of money &c. made to 
the College by Abp. Parker. 

11. p. 81. *Historia de vita Archiepiscopi"" Parker. 

12. p. 127. ' Indentura tripartita de fimdatione Schole de 
Eachdale,"" dated 1 January, 7 Eliz. 

13. p. 131. 'An Indenture for iij Scholars in Norwich,'' 
dated 24 June, 9 Eliz., with the Norfolk Preachers from 1567 
to 1573. 

14. p. 143. A list of Masters of the College from 18 Edw. 
III. to 32 Eliz. 

15. p. 144. 'Books and Implements to remaine in the 
Chambers of the vj Norwich Scholers."" 

16. p. 145. ' Indentura quadrupartita de Libris Bibliothece/ 
dated 1 January, 1574. 

17. p. 155. 'Carta Regine de Grenshurst,' et 'Donatio 
Ecclesie per Archiepiscopum."* 

18. p. 158. ' Carta Regine de Abchurche."' 

19. p. 160. 'An Indenting for iij houses in Westminster,"* 
dated 1 March, 4 Eliz. 

20. p. 163. 'Carta Regine de parochiis Grantecestr\ S. 
Neotis, et de tribus tenementis in Westm.' 

21. p. 170. 'Acta quedam per Mattheum Parker, Magis- 
trum & Seniores Collegii, xv Decembr anno 1544, de Cista de 

22. p. 173. ' Ordinatio de Hospitali de Eastbridge, Cantuar."* 
20 Maii, 1569. 

23. p. 179. * An Indenture for ij Scholars' exhibition out of 
the hospital of Eastbridge,' 22 May, 11 Eliz. 

L 2 


24. p. 183. 'An Indenture for iij Scholars' exhibition out 
of Westminster,' 31 May, 11 Eliz. 

25. p. 1 90. * An Indenture, and articles or ordinances, for 
ij fellows &; ij scholars of Norwich,' 6 August, 1 1 Eliz. 

26. p. 198. A tripartite Indenture for conveying to the Uni- 
versity a piece of ground in University Street, and for keeping in 
repair the books given to the University by Abp. Parker, dated 
6 August, 16 Eliz. 

27. p. 201. A quadrupartite Indenture to the same purpose, 
and for augmenting the commons of the scholars, dated 6 August, 

28. p. 204. A quadrupartite Indenture relating to the scho- 
lars and to the library, dated 12 April, 1580. 

29. p. 212. A letter from Dr Perne to Abp. Parker, dated 
Cambridge, 22 Nov. 1574. 

30. p. 213. ' Carta de Mortmaine, apud Westm.' 4 Julii, 
13 Ehz. 

31. p. 215. Catalogue of 'printed books to be in the Comon 

32. p. 235. ' Libri in minori BibHotheca.' 

33. p. 287. ' The Testimony of the guifts of Matthew, 
Archbp. of Canterbury.' 

34. p. 292. ' The Indenture tripartite for Matsall,' securing 
an annuity to the poor of that parish, dated 15 Nov. 12 Eliz. 

35. p. 296. An Indenture quadrupartite 'de pensionibus 
Scholasticorum,' dated 1 January, 1571. 

36. p. 303. An Indenture tripartite ' of the Plate,' dated 
6 August, 13 Eliz. 

37. p. 309. Catalogus Librorum quos ' Mattheus Cantuar. 
Archiep. dedit Academic Cantab, in liibliotheca sua conimuni 
servandos, a.d. 1574.' 

38. p. 3 1 3. ' Indentura conventionis inter Aulam Sto Tri- 
nitatis & Collegium Annunciationis 13. Virginis Marie, die Sti 
Lamberti, A.n. 1353.' 


39. p. 315. The Instrument of Expulsion of John NevN-ton, 
a fellow of the College, 15 July, 1379. 

40. p. 317. Various bonds for the non-alienation of certain 
plate, the gift of Abp. Parker. 

1508 Gg. IV. 9. 

A folio, on paper, containing 299 numbered leaves, with about 
40 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the early 
part of the xvnth century. At the end of the book is an index 
of cases, in a more modern hand, extending to 7 pages, in double 

Law Reports in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.; 
chiefly the latter. 

They are for the most part between the 26 and 29 Eliz., and 1 and 6 
James. A few of them are in Croke. 

1509 Crg. IV. 10. 

A folio, on parchment, with the exception of some paper 
leaves, containing ff. 158. Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 6. Kalendarium. 

Several additional saints' days, and the obits of Henry VII., VIII., Ed- 
ward VI., &c. are entered in a later hand : and on f. 1 is written, * Memo- 
randum that y master Roger balknell was ynducte and toke possession off 
the Vicarage off Est derham yn Norfolke. the vi day off September per- 
sonally, anno domini 1503.' 

2. ff. 7 — 18. A Memoria Teghnica for the contents of 
each chapter in the Bible, consisting of Hexameter verses, each 
word of which gives the key to the contents of the chapter. Be- 
tween the lines is an explanation of each word. 

This is the Summa sive Argutnenta capitum omnium Bibliorum utriusque 
testament i, by Alexander de Villa Dei, a Minorite, who flourished at Paris, 
1209. It is printed in the Apparatus ad Biblia maxima Johannis de la 
Haye, Par. 16G0, and elsewhere. See Fabricius, Bib. Med. et Injim. Latin, i. 
p. 68. 


Sex. prohibet. peccant, abel. ennok. archa fit. intrant .. 


...Flebunt. ad cenam. surgent. sponsam. venio jam. 


This is followed by a list of passages of the Bible against the 7 deadly 

3. ff. 19 — 25. ' Franciscus [de Maronis] in conflatu 
DE Predestinatione."' 

Begins : 

Circa distinctiones 40 et 41. Quero utrum predestinacio sit etema... 

...debitum ad argumentum prius. 

This is an extract from F. de Maro's Commentary on the Sentences, 
I. 40, 41. Printed Venet. 1520. 

It is written on paper, excepting the last leaf, which is on vellum. A Ust 
of the 10 plagues of Egypt, 10 commandments, extracts from SS. Augustin, 
Gregory, &c. follow : and f. 2G is blank. 

4. ff. 27 — 28. 'AuGusTiNus super oracionem domini- 
CAM :' on paper. 

Begins : 

Aug. super oracionem dominicam recitans apostolum. Omnis qui- 
cunque invocaverit, &c. 

...set bonum sempiternum quod concedat omnipotens. Amen. 

This is Sermo 56, ed. Par. 1837, T. v. coll. 462—474. 

5. tf. 29 — 38. 'Tractatus de septem viciis capitalibus 



[I3tem septem sunt virtutes principales de quibus tres virtutes... 

...ignis infernalis in terram missus. 

6. ff. 39 — 158. GuLiELMi DE Pagula ' OcuLus Sacer- 

DOTis.' In double columns of 47 lines. 

Begins (after the table of chapters) : 

Cum ecclesie quibus preficiuntur persone... 


. . .in presenti vita per gratiam et in futura vita per gloriam ad quam 
nos perducat, &c. 
See Gg. 1. 13. 

1510 Gg. IV. 11. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 194, with 16 lines in each 
page. There are catchwords after every 8th leaf. Written in a 
fine large hand of the xvth century. A few of the initial letters 
are illuminated. 



sioNE Domini.' 

Begins : 

Adveniente jam et imminente tempore miseracionum... 

...redempcionera plebis sue. 
This is a portion of S. Bonaventura's Meditaciones Vitoe Christi, occu- 
pying from cap. Ixxiii. to the beginning of cap. Ixxxv. 0pp. Mogunt. 1609, 
VI. pp. 382—392. See Ff. iv. 46, § 1. The next 2 leaves are blank. 

2. ff. 77 — 88. ' IxvECTioNEs devote beati Jeronimi facte 
fratribus suis monachis quorum abbas ipse extiterat quum pre- 
vent us erat mortis doloribus antequam spiritum suum exalavit.' 

Begins : 

Contra Luxuriam, Monebat ut luxuriam fugerent que est ensis et 
rete diaboli... 

...vix pre gaudio lacrimas contiauit et hoc fratribus insinuavit. Hec 

This is an extract from Eusebius, De Morte Hieronymi. Opp. S. Hiero- 
nymi, ed. Migne, Par. 1845, i. coll. 259 — 276. 

3. ff 89 — 109. ' Epistola sancti Augcstixi episcopi et doe- 
toris ad Cirillum presbiterum de transitu Jeronimi doctoris,"' 

Begins : 

GloriosLssime Christiane fidei athlete... 

...nuUatenus possit suo desiderio defraudari. Vale et ora pro me. 
Ibid. coll. 281—289. 

4. ff 109 — 172. 'Epistola beati Cyrilli Jerosoloraitani 
episcopi ad beatum Augustinum Yponensis Ecclesie presulem de 
MiRACuLis que acciderunt post mortem Jeronimi gloriosi.' 

Begins : 

Venerabili magistro, &c. Illius sequi vestigia... 


...beato Jeronimo gratias agens ortum implevit. 
Ibid. coU. 289—326. 

Some of S. Cyril's remarks are omitted, as the scribe mentions in f. 162 b, 
and the accounts of some miracles added. 

5. ff. 173 — ]94. 'Una devota Meditacio edita a Magistro 
Uthredo Monacho Dunelmie sacre pagine professore.' 


Begins (after a preface, 'Notandum quod meditaciones sunt legende...') : 

Domine recogitabo tibi omnes annos meos... 

...omniumque sanctorum qui tecum gloriantur per infinita secula 
seciilorum. Amen. 
Uthredus was a monk of Durham in 1380. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 743, 
who mentions this MS. 

At the end of the MS. is a curious drawing of a Cross in ink and the Sacred 
Monogram. It formerly belonged to S. Alban's Monastery: as appears 
from the following notice written on a fly-leaf at the beginning : 

Hie est liber monasterii Sancti Albani studio abbatis specialiter depu- 
tatus, qui alienaverit vel titulum deleverit anathema sit. Amen. 

1511 Gg. IV. 12. 

A folio, of the xvth century, on vellum, of 204 pages, con- 
taining 42 lines, in two columns. 

It seems to be the author's autograph. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 163. 

John Capgrave's Chronicle from the Creation to a.d. 

This MS. has been recently collated for an edition of the Chronicle. It 
has a dedication to King Edw. IV., which begins : 
To my sovereign lord Edward... 


.. good reward in ]>e blys of heuene. Amen. 

The Chronicle begins : 

Anno Mundi 1. The first man Adam was mad on a Friday... 

Ends : 

And have voys in ]>e same election. 

The author has not given any name to this work, but speaks of it as 
* a schort rememberauns of elde stories.' 

There are marginal annotations in a hand of the xvith century ; and in 
the same liand are verses, English, Latin, and French, on the fly-leaves. 

1912 Gg. IV. 13. 

A foolscap folio, on paper, of 260 pages, closely written. The 
date seems to be about 1650. By the original paging 66 pages 
appear to have been lost, unless 36 out of order at the end were 
some of these. Other pages have been torn out. They do not 
appear to have been missing when the MS. was catalogued for 
Bishop Moore. 


Collections, chiefly historical, coxcerning George, 
Duke of Buckingham, and his Times. 

1. p. 67. ' The King's [Charles I.J message to Parliament.' Parliamen- 
tary Hht. n. Coll. 48. 

2. p, 67. ' The answer of the howse of commons, 14th March, 1625.' 
Ibid. 49. 

3. p. 67. 'The King's Majestie's replie to the said answer of the howse 
of commons made to them the 15 of March, 1625.' 

This copy diflFers much from that in Pari. Hist. u. 49. 

4. p. 68. Speeches of the King and Lord Keeper to both houses of 
Parliament. 29 March, 1626. Pari. Hist. 56. 

5. p. 70. ' The Humble remonstrance of the Howse of Commons made 
xmto the King's Majestic the 5th of Aprill, 1626, in way of answers to all the 
last severall speeches.' Ibid. 76. 

6. p. 72. ' The Impeachment of the House of Commons against the 
Duke of Buckingham, preferred by them as in a bill in Parliament, 1626.' 
Ibid. lOG. 

7. p. 76. ' Sir John EUyott's speeche in the Parliament Howse, 1626.' 

8. p. 77. * Sir William Waltier, his speeche in the same parliament.* 

9. p. 77. ' An information against the Bishop of Bangor, exhibited to 
the howse of Commons by Sir fJball Thewall, (Ewball Thelwall) one of the 
Masters of the Chancery, 1626.' 

There are 13 counts. 

10. p. 78. ' Copie of a letter fi^m the Divell to the Pope.' 
'from my court in Tartary, the last of November, 1626.' 

' Translated out of the Dutche Copie by George Wilsley, resident at 

11. p. 80. ' King Charles his Speeche in Parliament the 1 7th of Marche, 
1627,' followed by that of ' the Lord Keeper the Lord Coventry.' Pari. 
Hist. II. 213. 

12. p. 83. 'Copie of a proclamation, declaring his Majesties cleare in- 
tencion in requiring ayde in the waie of loane which is now intended.' 

' Given at our court at ^Vhitehall, 7° Octob. in ye second year of our 
i-aigne of Great Brittane.' 

13. p. 83. ' A relacion of the murthering of Mr. Thomas Scott.' 
'Bacheler of Divinitie preacher to the English companie at Utricht. 

18 June, 1626,' he that wrote 'vox populi,' (Univ. Lib. R. 10. 45.) with 
two short ' funerall Elegies.' 

14 p. 84. ' Sir Robt. Cotton's speeche to the Lords of the Coimsell, being 
(as was thought) the ground and occasion of calling the Parliament holden 
soone after, 1628.' Rushworth's Collections, i. 467. 


16. p. 88. ' Sir Francis Seymor's speeche in Parliament, 22*' Martii, 
1627.' Rushw. I. 499. 

16. p. 88. ' Mr. Speaker, Sir Jo : Fynche, his speeche upon his Election in 
Parliament, 1627.' The part addressed to the King is in Rush worth, i. 482. 

17. p. 91. 'Propositions to be considered in this Parliament, 1628.' 
Rushto. I. 513. 

18. p. 91. ' The peticion of both bowses of Parliament to the King's 
Majestic in Aprill, 1628.' 

See this and the following in Rushw. i. 616. 

19. p. 93. * The King's Majestic 's answer unto the said petition.' 

20. p. 94. ' The peticion for rights and liberties of the subject preferred 
to the king's Majestic, by both bowses of Parliament, in May, 1628.' 
Pari. Hist. n. 374. 

21. p. 96. 'The King's Majestie's Answer.' 2 June, 1628. Ihid. 377. 

22. p. 96. 'The King's Majestie's speeche in the banquetting bowse at 
White Hall, unto both Howses of Parliament, the 24 of Jan. 1628.' 

23. p. 96. 'A relacion of the King's Majestie's content, touching the 
proceedings of the Parliament. 4° April : 1628.' 

24. p. 97. ' The Duke of Buckingham's speeche, made unto his 
Majestic upon his said content.' 

25. p. 97. ' The Petition of both howses of Parliament for a publique 
Fast presented to the King's Majestic, the 28th of Jan. 1628.' Rushw. i. 650. 

' This and some things next following, should have been formerly placed 
in this boke in their order.' 

26. p. 98. ' The King's answer.' Rushw. i. 651. 

27. p. 98. ' The Declaration of the bowse of Commons to the King's 
Majestic, the 2 of Feb. 1628.' Rushw. i. 661. 

28. p. 99. ' The King's Majestie's answers to the said declaration.' 
Rushw. I. 652. 

29. p. 99. '8 Articles being the ground of the remonstrance of the 
Lower bowse of parliament, preferred to the King's Majestic shortlie after.* 

' Of all these the excessive power of the Duke of Buckingham, and 
abuse thereof is pretended to be the onely and cheife cause.' 

30. p. 100. ' The King's speeche upon the said remonstrance.' 

31. p. 100. * Doctor Manwering's Tenets, for which he was censured by 
the Parliament, 1628.' 

See Cobbett's State Trials, Lend. 1809, iii. col. 336. 

32. p. 100. ' The said Doctor Manwering's censure or judgment.' 
Rushw. I. 604. 

33. p. 100. ' His submission made unto both howses of parliament, 
1628.' Rushw. I. 606. 

34. p. 101. 'Sir Thomas Wentworth, his speeche in the same parlia- 
ment, 1628.' 


36. p. 101. ' Mr. Rowse, his speeche the same parliament, Jan. 28, 1628.' 
Rushw. p. 645. 

36. p. 102. The Heads of * Mr. Pymes speech in Parliament, 29 Jan. 

37. p. lOa ' The Bishop of Exceter, Dr. Hall, his lettre to the lower 
howse of Parliament.' 

' Relent or farewell wellfare.' 
' From him whose faithfull hart bleeds in a vowed sacrifice for his 
Kyng and Countrj'e. Joshua (sic) Exceter.' 

38. p. 103. * The protestation of some gentlemen of the lower howse, 
delivered in writing unto the Speaker for to reade, which he refusing, was 
read openly by one of themselves,' (Pari. Hist. ii. 491), with the names of 
the same gentlemen. 

89. p. 104. ' Certaine verses inveighing against the said gentlemen of 
the howse of Commons made upon their said disorder,' 

40. p. 104. ' The Ring's speeche in the higher howse for disolving the 
Parliament, 2 Mtii. 1628.' Rushw. i. p. 662. 

41. p. 105. 'The severaU answers of 4 parliament-men who were im- 
prisoned about the said disorder unto questions asked them by the privie 
counsell in their examinations.' 

42. p. 106. * A copie of the note that was found about John Felton who 
killed the Duke of Buckingham, 1628.' 

Printed in Ellis's Original Letters, Lond. 1824, iii. p. 259. 

4.3. p. 106. Several sets of verses, mostly satjTical, on Buckingham. 

44. p. 113. *A copie of the Articles whereby the Earle of Bristoll 
chardged the Duke of Buckingham. 1° Mali. 1626.' Rushw.\i. p. 262. 

45. p. 115. 'Verses made upon the letters of numbers conteyned in the 
name. GeorgIVs DVX bVCkIxghaMI^.' 

46. p. 1 15. ' Verses retrograde made upon the said Duke.' 

47. p. 115. 'Verses made by Mr. W°. Dudley, 1626.' 

48. p. 116. ' Verses of man's mortality, 1626.' 

' Like to the damask rose you see.' Concerning these verses, see 
Poems and Psalms of Henry King, D.D. 12mo. Oxford, 1843. The order 
of the stanzas is ii. vii. iii. v. vi., with two more, one on man's resurrection, 
which do not appear in the above book. 

49. p. 116. * The Bellman's sound.' two stanzas. 

50. p. 117. 'An Epitaph of Edward Randoll, Esq. Colonel, slayne at 
the Dirry, in Q. Eliz.'s time.' 

51. p. 118. 'A Relacion of the Battaile of Leipsich in Germany, which 
was fought betwixt the King of Sweden and Generall Tilley, Sep. 7. 1631.' 

52. p. 121. ' A True Relacion of the blouddie Battel betwixt the King 
of Sweden with the rest of his confederates on thone syde, and the Imperiall 
Armye on thother syde fought upon the 5th and 6th days of November, 


1C32, by Litzen within two Dutch miles of Leipsic. In which battell the 
said most worthie and renowned King lost his life.' 

63. p. 123. A Synopsis of Antiarmiuianism and Arminianism. 

64. p. 124. ' 22 errouious points mainteyned by Mr. Mountague.' 

66. p. 1 25. ' The judgment of the Archbishopps and Bisliopps of Ireland, 
concerning a toUeration of the popish Religion, by publique proclamacion,' 
1627. (Introduced in Dr. Downam's sermon.) 

56. p, 125. ' His Majesties Instructions to the Archbishop of Canterbury 
for praying for the King of Denmark's successe in^his warrs, &c.' 

67. p. 128. • The Copie of the Archbishop of Canterbury's lettre sent 
unto every severall Bishop within his province touching the said instructions 
of his Majestic.' 

58. p. 128. 'A Copie of the Articles of Peace made betwixt the Kings 
of England and France, a.d. 1629.' Rushw. ii. 24. 

59. p. 128. *A Copie of the information of sir Robt. Heath, his Majes- 
ties Attorney Generall, putt into the Starr-chamber, 1629, against a seditious 
discourse divulged by Fi-ancis Earle of Bedford, Robert Earle of Soraersett, 
John Earle of Clare, Robert Cotten, Knight and Baronet, John Geldon, Esq. 
and Gilbert Ban'ell, Gent.' 

60. p. 130. ' Instructions touching knighthood which the Commis- 
sioners appointed for that end are to follow in the execution of his Majestie's 
Commission to them directed, 1630.' 

61. p. 131. 'A copie of the King's Majestie's lettre to the Earle of 
Exceter Lord Liewtenant of Noiihamptonshire. 19 June 1631.' 

62. p. 132. 'A copie of the Earle of Exceter his lettre to his deputy 
Liewtenants touching the premisses. 25 June. 1631.' 

63. p. 132. 'A copie of the Privie Counsells lettre to the Liewtenants 
of the counties of Northampton, Huntingdon, Cambridge, and Middlesex. 
8th June. 1631.' 

64. p. 133. 'Captaine Gooderick's comission given him by Marquessc 
Hamilton. Pr. non. April. 1631.' 

65. p. 1.33. ' The orders that Sir James Asheby, Knt., a Colonell under 
the said Lord Marquesse is to observe in the levying of his Regiment con- 
taining 1500 volunteei-s, and the rate of pay of the officers.' 

66. p. 135. ' The names of suche officers and persons of quality as were 
slayne or taken prisoners at the He of Ree', 1627. The Duke of Buckingham 
being both Generall and Admirall in that voyage.' 

'Alas and welladaie 
so maic England sale.' 

67. p. 136. * A copie of a lettre touching the passages of our fleetc for 
the Ayde of the towne of Rochell, dated 9 Nov'. 1628.' 

.signed ' Edward Hyer.' 


68. p. 137- * The humble complaint of Geo. Eglingham Doctor of 
Phisyck (and formerly one of King James his phisicions for 10 years space) 
made against the Duke of Buckingham, and directed unto our soveraigne 
Lord King Charles in the first year of his raigne. 1625/ 

Charges the Duke with the death of the Marquesse of Hamilton and 
others, and with designs on the writer's life. 

69. p. 139. ' To the most honorable the Lords, Knights, and Burgesses 
of both howses of parliament of the Kingdome of England. 1625. 

The supplication of the said Doctor Eglingham.' 

At the end of this is a circumstantial account of Buckingham's 'poyzoning 
of King James of happie memorie.' 

70. p. 145. ' The prayer and confession of M'. John Felton (who killed 
the Duke of Buckingham) word for word as he spake it immediately before 
his execution. Novemb. 29. 1628.' 

71. p. 146. ' The Lord viscount Falkland's petition to King Charles ' 
for the pardon of his son Sir Lucius Carew, who was under arrest. 

' Hereupon he was sett at Liberty.* 

72. p. 147. ' A note of an extraordinary fatt man.' 

73. p. 147. ' A speeche made to King Charles at his entrance into the 
towne of Barwick in June A°. Dni. 1633. By M'. Withrington the Recorder 
of that towne.' Rushw. ii. 179. 

74. p. 148. ' The Commissioners Certificat on the behalfe of a convict 
Recusant touching his composition.' 15'"' dale of December, 1630. 

75. p. 149. ' Verses retrograde made upon the Duke of Buckingham.' 

The same as in p. 115. 

76. p. 150. Other verses as in p. 115. 

77. p. 160. 'Bishop Corbett's verses directed to Ladies of the newe 

78. p. 150. ' The Ladies answer.' 

79. p. 151. 'A short and plaine Declaracion of the Division and pro- 
perties of the whole world taken out of a mapp thereof.' 

80. p. 157- ' The cursed life and bloudie end of Doctor Stone, a cruel 
Persecutor of Christ in his members.' From Foxe, Acts and Monument*, 
London, 1849, vni. 743. 

81. p. 158. 'A lettre of M'. Bradforde the martir written unto D'. 
Cranmer, D'. Ridley, and M'. Latimer when they were all prisoners in Q. 
Marie's Raigne.' Foxe, vn. p. 217- 

82. p. 158. * Another lettre of the said AP. Bradforde unto the Lord 
Russell (Sonne to the then Earle of Bedford) being then in trouble for the 
truth of the Gospel.' Foxe, vu. 218. 

83. p. 160. 'Another lettre of M". Bradfords to the Universitie and towne 
of Cambridge.' Foxe, vii. 201. 


84. p. 1G3, 'A Briefe discourse concerning the troubles and happie de- 
liverance of the Reverend father in God D'. Sandes, first bishop of Worcester, 
next of London and afterward of Yorke.', a-ii. 590. 

85. p. 169. *A discourse of the troubles and happie deliverance of the 
Ladie Katheryne Duchesse of SufFolke in the reigne of Queen Marie.' 
Foa:e, viii. 569. 

86. p. 174. ' The oration of M'. John Hales to Queene Elizabeth and 
delivered to her Majestie by a certane nobleman at her first entrance to her 
raigne.', viii. 673. 

87. p. 179. 'A note of Bishopp Ridley.' Fojre, viii. 707. 

88. p. 179. Another note of Bp. Ridley. Foxe, viii. 708. 

89. p. 180. 'A true report of the horrible and mercilesse marterdome 
of one Richard Atkins an Hartfordshire man put to death at Rome, with 
extreame torments and most cruell rage of furious persecuting tirants. A°. 
Dui. 1581.' Foxe, viii. 742. 

90. p. 181. 'Verses Laid in Queen Marie's closett upon her Deske 
against her coming unto her praiers.' 

' Finis quoth W. M. as it is supposed.' Foxe, vui. 717. 

91. ' The Instruction of King Edward the Sixth given to Sir Anthony 
Saint Leger a knight of his privie chamber being of a corrupt judgment 
touching the Eucharist.' With two notes following. Foxe, viii. 719. 

92. 'The history concerning the Life, acts and death of the Famous 
and worthie Lord, Thomas Cromwell Earle of Essex, and privie councellor 
to King Henry the VIII'".' Slightly abridged from Foxe, viii. pp. 362—403. 

93. p. 203. * The Tragicall History of the worthie Lord Edward Duke 
of Somerset, Lord protectour to King Edw. the VI"'. with the whole cause 
of his troubles and handling.' Foxe, vi. pp. 282, 283, 290, 291. 

94. p. 205. Commonplaces on Humility, Patience, and Happiness. 

95. p. 215. ' Seaventeene marks or tokens, wherby to know and dis- 
tinguishe the godlie from the wicked.' 

' Collections taken since King Charles leaving his parliament and coming 
downe to Yorke. 1642.' 

96. p. 217. ' A Declaracion of the Lords and Commons then assembled 
in Parliament. Ordered to be printed. Henr. Elsing.' 

QAug. 8, 1642.] Rushw. IV. 778. 

97. p. 217. ' His Majestie's Answer to the foresaid Declaracion.' 
* Printed at York by Robert Barker, 1642.' 

98. p. 218. ' The King's declaration, ii November, 1647, at Hampton 
Court.' Rushw. vii. 871. 

99. p. 219. ' His Majestie's most gracious message to his two bowses of 
Parliament in prosecution of peace by a personall treaty. From Caresbrooke 
Castle. Dec. vi. 1647.' Rushw. vti. 026. 


100. p. 219. ' Seasonable queries propounded for divers parties of diflferent 
interest, and very necessarie to be considered of at present.' 

101. p. 222, ' An Apologie for the Annie touching the 8 Queries upon 
the late declaracions, and letters from the Army touching sedition falsely 
charged upon them.' By David Jenkins, prisoner in the tower of London. 
1647. Printed 12"°. London, 1G48. 

pp. 225 — 252 are inverted. 

102. p. 225. * The Life of Faith in Death ; delivered in 2 funerall ser- 
mons by S[eth] >\'[ard].' Printed 12°"'. London, 1622. 

The texts are Rev. vi. 7, 8, 9. 

103. p. 239. * Antichrist's Pedigree.' 

104. p. 240. ' Sir Anthony Rogers cause heard in the Starr Chamber in 
Michaehnas Terme 10° die Octob. 10° Caroli. 1634.' 

105. p. 240. ' The Lord Morley's cause in the same Cort, the same 
terme 17 Octob. 1634.' 

106. p. 240. £pigrams, curious and poetical extracts from Herbert and 
others, and cases of trials for blasphemy. 

107* p. 24-3. * An answer to a Gentleman who sent to enquire after the 
Scottish business.' Aprill 1639.' 

108. p. 243. ' Verses written upon the said Rebellion, and on his Ma- 
jesties most just Armes for the suppressing thereof 

109. p. 245. ' Sir Thomas ^Vithrington's speech or oration, made to his 
Majestie at his entrance into Berwick. 1639.' 

110. p. 246. ' Copie of a lettre from a rehgioos gentleman to his deare 
friend who had ben in some distraction and doubtings touching his resolution 
in some points of Christianitye.' * G. Fryer 14° Maii 1642.' 

111. p. 248. 'Copie of another lettre frt)m the said Gentleman to the 
partie aforesaid.' 

112. p. 249. ' Taken ont of Wither's Campo Musa.' 
About 600 lines. 

11.3. p. 254. * My Lord Gr. of Cant. D'. Abbott to his Majestie K. James 
— Julii 1613.' The illegality of divorce propter mal^cium. 

114. p. 254. ' King James his answer to the precedent discourse,' assert- 
ing the legality of the same. 

115. p. 257. Short extracts, theological and poetical (Quarles). 

1513 Grg. IV. 14. 

A folio, on paper, containing 166 leaves (some of which are 
blank) written in Law- French. 

1. Dyer"'s Reports, abridged and arranged alphabetically 
according to matters, a table of which occupies the first 2 written 


leaves. Each case has a reference to the foHo on which it is found 
in the printed Reports. Written in a very neat hand of the early 
part of the xviith century. 

Between the table and the body of the reports is an unconnected leaf, 
containing some cases of the reign of Elizabeth, headed * Perpetuities,' in a 
contemporary hand. 

2. Escheat Cases in the reigns of Henry IV. — VIIT., 
in a hand similar to that of the ' Perpetuities,' together with ' Les 
poyntes del Seriantes case le quel fuit argue termino Mich. 1595.' 
These occupy 8 leaves. 

3. 'A Brevyate of the Argument of M"* Plowden & 
M*^ PoPHAM, in the case of S' George Calverley, in the Cort of 
Wards, for Chitwood's Lands. And a full Copy of the decre passed 
thereupon in that Cort,' in Trinity Term, 23 Elizabeth. In a fresh 
hand, extending over 14 leaves. 

1514 Gg. IV. 15. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. Ill, with 31 lines in a 
page. Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 108. ' ExposiTio Bede Presbiteri in Epistolas 

Begins : 

Jacobus dei servus, &c. Dixit de hoc jacobo apostolus paulus... 

...sed ante omne seculum et nunc et per omnia secula seculorum. 
Opp. ed. Giles, Lond. 1844, T. xii. pp. 168—336. 

2. ff. 108 — 111. ' Liber Methodii Martiris et Episcopi 
Ecclesie Paterensis quern de hebreo et greco sermone in lati- 
num transferra curavit, id est de principio seculi et de regnis 
gentium et FINE seculorum.' 

Begins : 

Sciendum est itaque vobis, fratres karisslrai... 


...unde nos dominus eripere dignetur, qui vivit, &c. 
This does not appear among tlie collection of S. Methodius' works in 
Galland's Bihliothem Pntrum. See Dd. xv. 15, § 2. 

On the paper fly-leaves is an index to the Commentary of Bede. 


1915 Gg. IV. 16. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 120, in double columns 
of 39 lines. Date, the xnith century. Ever)' 8th leaf is num- 
bered. The initial letters are red and green. 

1. ff. 1—75. 'Magister Willelmus Parvus Canonicus 
DE Neuburg super Cantica Ca.vticorum.' 


In primis igitur considerandum videtur quomodo carmen illud nup- 

Ends : gloriam et laudem eiusdem sponsi dei et domini nostri ihu xpi 
qui, &c. 

This is followed by a letter beginning, ' Parui jussioni tue venerabilis 
pater Rogere, atque opus laboriosissimum quod injunxeras cum multa tan- 
dem difficultate complevi...' 

Gulielmus Parvus, the author of the treatise De Rebus Anglids sui tem- 
poris, died in 1208. This treatise has not been printed. See Fabricius, 
Bibl. Med. et Infim. Latin, iii. p. 156. Tanner, Biblioth. p. 595. 

Some remarks on the Canticles and the beginning of Bede's Exposition 
follow, the last crossed through with a pen. 

2. ff. 78 5—93. 'Cantica Canticorum cum glossa mar- 
gixali et ixterlineari.'' 

This differs in some respects from the Glossa Ordinaria. 



Begins : 

In virtute sancte crucis et sacramento altaris... 

Ends: duobus primis ergo conveniencia : in tertio vero differencia. 

Explicit de canone. 

4. ff. 98 5 — 101. 'Epistola Ysaac abbatis Stellensis 


Begins : 

Domino et patri, &c. Ecce quod diu multumque postulando... 

Ends: quern conversi sumus ihesus christus, qui &c. 
Printed in D'Achery's Spici/egium. Par. 1723. T. i. pp. 449 — 451. 

5. ff. 102 — 120. ' Liber Petri [celi.ensis] abbatis S. 
Remigii de disciplina claustrali.' 



Begins (after the letter, * ad comitem Henricum Cretensium,' an index 
of chapters, and the prologue to Richard of Salisbury) : 

Igitur auctores hujus discipline in scriniis... 

...Multiplicati sunt tamen super numerum. 

Jbid. pp. 452—471. 

On a fly-leaf at the end are some Leonine hexameters^ &c in a different 
hand, e.g. 

Piscator pater est, mare mundus, Alius hamus. 

151« Gg. IV. 17. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 129, in double columns 
of from 35 to 44 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 82. ' Tractus de Tropis loquendi editus a 


Begins : 

Videmus nunc per speculum, &c. Istud uerbum apostolicum... 

...ei attribuuntur propter signa eorum. Deo gratias. 

This was Petrus Pictaviensis, Canon of S.Victor, who died in 1197. The 
treatise has not been printed. 

2. ff. 33 — 44. 'QuESTioNEs 65 Orosii presbyteri et to- 


Begins : 

Licet multi et probatissimi viri... 
Ends: non esse episcopum qui preesse desiderat non prodessc. 
0pp. S. Augustmi, Par. 1837. T. vi. App. coll. 1073—1100. 

3. ff. 44 — 58. ' Tractatus de sex verbis domini in cruce 


Begins (after the prologue, 'Ultima xpi verba que cruci affixus...') : 
Post regulas fidei euuangelio dogmate promulgatas... 


...fiant doctores et qui sepulti magistri. 
Printed, Antv. 1532, and in the Biblioth. Vet. Pair. De la Bigne, Par. 
1624, coU. 379-402. 

A paragraph follows about the omission of the seventh word. 

4. f. 58. Three short paragraphs headed 'Sermo de manu 


5. ff. 5.9 — 102 a. 'Tractatos Odoxis Abbatis de Bello 


Post librum judicum seqaitor regum... 

...eodem ordine per yirtutum gradus ascendentibus tribuit. 
This seems to be Odo Cantianus, v. Tanner, Bibiioth. p. 559. 

6. ff. 102 5 — 105. ' Sermo magistri Hugonis [de S. Vic- 
toreJ de lal de Karitatis.' 


Tam multos jam laudatores caritas habuisse... 
Ends: mansionem in nobis faceile, qui &c. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854. T. ii. coU. 971-&76. 

7. ff. 105 — 107. ' Tractatus ejcsdem de quixque Sep- 


Begins : 

Quinque Septena frater in sacra scriptura inveni... 
Ends: cum illudrespexeris memento mei. Gratia domini tecum. Amen. 
Ibid. T. I. coll. 405—410. 

8. ff. 107 — 112. 'Tractatus ejusdem de virtute orandi.' 
Begins (after the prologue, ' Domino et patri,' &c.) : 

Quo studio et quo affectu a nobis orandus sit deus... 

... sacrificium in ara cordis adoletur. 
Ibid. II. coll. 977—988. 

9. ff. 112 — 119. ' SoLiLOQLiuM ejusdem de arra axime.' 
Begins (after the prologue, ' Soliloquium dilectionis de arra anime...*) : 

Loquar secreto anime mee... 

...hoc totis precordiis desidero. 
Ibid. II. colL 951—970. 

10. ff. 119 — 126. Extracts 'Ex dictis Magistri Hu- 

They begin : 

In refectione duo sunt potus et cibus... 

...donee intus extinguatur. 



11. ff. 126 — 127. Ejusdem ' Sermones"" duo. 
The ftrst begins : 

Duobus modis diabolus in nobis humilitatem oppugnat. . . 
This is Miscell. i. Tit. 172, Mignc, iii. coll. 565— 5G7. 
The second : 

Quid retribuam domino pro omnibus.. 
This is a portion of Miscell. i. Tit. 99. Ibid. coll. 631, 632. 

12. ff. 1276 — 129. 'Ejusdem DE Meditatione.' 


Meditatio est frequens cogitatio... 

...donee posterius tempore suo apprehendat. 
Ibid. II. coll. 993—998. 

15X7 Gg. IV. 18. 

A small folio, on vellum, 112 leaves, 34 lines in each page, 
very neatly written in a hand of the early part of the xvth 

The colophon supplies the following title : 
'Liber Boecii de Consolatione Philosophie, de Latino 
in Anglicum translatus, anno Domini m.cccc.x. per Capellanum 

Prologue begins (fol. la): 

The whyle yat Rome was regnyng in hys floures 
And of ye world held all ye monarchye 
She was gouemed yenne by emperoures 
And was renouned wondir nobelye. 
Ends (fol. 112 i): 

Vnto ye presence of ye Juge on hye 
Yat all thing doth behold plenerly. 
The full name of the author as given in Todd's Illustrations of Grower 
and Chaucer, Introd. p. xxxi. is, ' per Capellanum Johannem Tebaud, alias 
Watyrbeche :' but Warton calls him John Walton, and says that he died 
sub-dean of York: see Hist, of Engl. Poet. n. 255, 256. 
Former owner (fol. 54 a) : 'Anne Preston.' 

15X8 Gg. IV. 19. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 290, in double columns of 
60 lines. Date, 1425. The colophon gives the title 

*Secunda pars Postille super evangelia domimcalia 
a festo resurrectionis domini usque ad dominicam xxiiii*" post 


pentecosten inclusive, edita a fratre Philippo de Monte Calerio 
ordinis fratrum minorum tunc lectore conventus sancti loci padue 
Anno domini ISSO."" 

Begins, with an illuminated initial letter : 

Dominica resurrectionis domini euangelium xjcviii". Maria Magda- 
lena et Maria, &c. Nos videmus per experienciam... 

...ipsi gloria in ecclesia et in christo ihesu in omnes generationes 
seculi seculorum. Amen. 
After the colophon follows the ' Titoli evangeliorum istius partis :' each 
leaf is headed with the number of the gospel, and is so referred to in this 
list of titles. 

At the end is written in a different hand a notice stating that the writing 
of the book was finished ' per gratiam patris et filii et spiritus sancti per 
Joh. ^Veston de line, scriptorem x° die maii a. d. 1425,' and, nearly effaced, 
the 'Summa pergamini hujus Ubri cum suis custodibus.' 

Philippus de Monte Calerio or de Janua flourished in 1340. See XL iv. 
24, and Coxe's Catalog. MSS. Oxon. Coll. Nov. Ixxxvii. 

1519 Gg. IV. 20. 

A folio, on paper, containing ff. 220, of which many are blank, 
in several different hands. Date, the xviith centiuy. 

1. ff. 1 — 46. ' A Treatise ox the Propagatiox of the 
Soul of Max by Mb Hexry Hilles of Hixxhill, Mixister,' 
followed by his Answers to the Objections of D. de Viduis, 
Written in 1615. 

Begins : 

Ecc. 12. 7- And before this dust, &c. The former verse namely 
the 6... 

...should be day ly created absolutely full and intire. Finis. Henery 
Prefixed is a letter in Latin and English in praise of the work, from 
William Fenner to Mr Richard Knatchbull, who has written his name as 
owner in the beginning. 

The work was printed Lond. 1667. This is apparently the author's 

flF. 47—112 are blank. 

2. ff. 113 — 180. A Discourse in English on 'Psalmus 
117:' unfinished. 



In the 2 Cor. 12. wee reade of a man... 

...the course of mercy or Judgement purposed hy man, is, many 
wayeSj and... 

This is the same hand as the latter portion of § 1, and most probably by 
the same author. 

flF. 130—134 are blank. 

3. ff. 135 — 198. ' NoT^ Critics IN Novum Testamentum.'* 
BY Sir D. Norton Knatchbull. 
Begins : 

Matth. i. 19. 'loxryc^ Se 6 dv^p k.t.\. Josephus vero vir ejus... 
Ends : 

Ante o8ov irp6cr<^aTov subaudi Kara. 

The notes are on the books of the New Testament in order to the end, 
those on the Apocalypse being in f. 185. Some addenda follow beginning 
with St Matthew. They were printed Lond. 1659, Oxon. 1677 : in this 
last edition the addenda are incorporated with the rest. This MS., which 
belonged to his brother, is probably in Knatchbull's own writing. 

ff. 199—220 are blank. 

1520 Gg. IV. 21. 

A folio, on parchment, of 23 leaves, in good preservation. 

' Supervisus tarn omnium et singulorum messuagiorum hospiti- 
orum, tenementorum^ cottagearum^ shoparum^ gardinarum^ et pome- 
rarum^ quam omnium et singulorum, terrarum, pratarum pastura- 
rum et redditurum infra villam [de Abingdon] seu campos 

This property belonged to the dissolved monastery of St Mary at Abing- 
don, and the survey was taken in 2 and 3 Phil, and Mary. 

1521— Gff. IV. 22 and 23. 

1522 ^ 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1523 Gg. IV. 24. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 225, with 36 lines in 
each page. Date, the xv th century. 


1. ff. 1 190. 'FiRMIANI LaCTANTII divine INSTITU- 


Begins : 

Magno et excellenti ingenio viri... 


...quod ipse promisit a domino conseqnamar. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1844, T. i. coll. 111—322. 

2. ff. 190^— 207. *Ejl-sdem DE Ira Dei.' 


Animadverti sepe donate plurimos. . . 


...semper habeamns et nunquam vereamar iratum. 
Ibid. u. coll. 79—148. 

3. ff. 208—225. 'Ejusdem de Opificio Dei.' 

Begins : 

Quam minima sim quietus... 

. . . liberates ad iter celeste direxit 
Ibid. II. coU. 9—78. 

The last two treatises are entitled in the MS. Libb. 8 and 9 of the Instl- 

This MS. does not appear to have been used by any editor. For another 
see Kk. iv. 17. 

1524 Gg. IV. 25. 

A quarto, on paper, excepting §§ 13 — 17, which are on 
parchment. Written in various hands. 

A Collectiox of Miscellaneous Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 7. 33 Hnes in a page. A short Chronicle from 
the Creation doxcn to the year 1447, some few years after which 
it was probably written. 

Begins : 

Incipit prolog^s in historiam policronicam. Et hec sunt auctorum 
nomina de quibus hec potissime extracta est cronica-.the names follow, 
Josephus, Ambrose, Trogus Pompeius, &c. 


Anno domlni 1447 fuit obitus episcopi Wintonii et Cardinalis> 

After the list of authors and the prologue, the chronicle b^:ins with 
the Creation of Adam, stating him to have died in Jerusalem, and the 


remainder is headed * De Sex Etatibus mundi et aliis.' It consists of a cata- 
logue of events, with their dates, chiefly relating to the history of England 
down to the year 1447. 

2. ff. 8, 9. 36 lines in a page. Of the same date and 

A Chronicle of the Kings of England from Brutus doion to 

Edward IV. 

Begins : 

Tu quicunque leges haec si vis noscere reges... 


A. D. 1460 coronatus illustrissirai regis Edwardi quarti post con- 
questum apud Westmonasterium videlicet in die sancti Adriani mar- 

3. ff. 10 — 12. Of the same date and handwriting. 

*" Linea Saxonum et Angloriim ah Adam usque ad Edwarduni 

This is followed by ' Linea B)-itonum ab Adam usque ad Edwardum 
quartum,' but this breaks off with 'Eneas post destruccionem magne 

4. ff. 13 — 50. 34 lines in a page. Date, the xvth cen- 

*Aristotelis Liber de secretis secretorum sive de 
Regimine Principum,' de lingua Arabica in Latinam translatus 


Begins (after the Letter of Philippus Clericus to Guido, Bishop of Va- 
lencia, an index of chapters and two prologues, Deus omnipotens custodiat 
Regem nostnim... and Johannes qui transtulit istura librum filius Pa- 

O fill gloriosissime imperator justissime... 


...Semper ad meliorem et ad partem superiorem. 

Concerning the translator Johannes Hispalensis or Hispanus, see Fabric. 
Bibl. Med. et Infim. Latin. T. iv. p. 84. The treatise is probably spurious. 
It was printed in Latin in 4to, sine loco et anno: and in English* by 
Robert Copland, 1528, who attributes the translation to the above-mentioned 
Philippus. See Gg. iv, 29, ^ 1. 

5. ff. 50 h — 53 a. Of the same date and handwriting. 

* Parvus tradatus ad intelligendum quid est animu,'' [Alcheri 
Carthusiensis.] Unfinished. 

• This will be found in the Library, in a Tolunie of black-letter tracts, AB. v. 37. 



Qaoniam dictam est mihi ut meipsain cognoscam... 

...nam qui in came vivit in came sentit camis fugit, etc Explicit. 
S. August. Opp. ed. Par. 1837. Append, ad T. vi. coll. 1141 sqq. 

6. ff. 53 h — 57. Of the same date and handwriting. 

* Liber de Porno Aristotelis et de ultima fine yus."* 


Cum clausa esset via veritatis sapientibus. . . 


...animam hominis discreti et perfecti sicut tn eras. Amen. Ex- 
Probably spurious. It was printed in Hebrew, in 1562: see Fabricius, 
Bibl. Gtcbc. ed. Harles, T. m. p. 281. 

7. if. 58 — 61 rt. Of the same date and handwriting. 

' Liber Methodii Mabtiris.' 
Begins (after the short prefece, In nomine Dei...incipit liber Methodii 
episcopi Patharenis...) : 

Sciendum est nobis, firatres carissimi, quomodo in principio creavit... 

...unde nos dominus deus eripere dignetnr, qui, &c. 

See Dd. xv. 15. § 2 ; Ff. i. 31. § 1. 

8. ff. 61 h — 67. Of the same date and handwriting. 

A Colhction of Prophecies in prose and verse^ of St Thonias of 
Canterbury, St Brigitta, Abbot Joachim, Merlin, Sf^c. 

Begins : 

Quando ego Thomas Cantuarii Arcbiepiscopus exul... 

Tunc Antichristus nascetur demone plenus. 
The last two prophecies are in a later hand. 

9. ff. 68 — 71. Of the same date and handwritingr. 

' De MirahiUhus Home civitatis.' 

Murus civitatis Rome habet ccc turres et Is propugnacula... 

...quam ista cartiincula possimus declarare. 

JO. ff. 72 — 83 a. Of the same date and handwriting. 

' Gesta Domini Sahatoris que invenit Theodosius m\agmis] 
Imperator in Jerusalem in pretorio jponHi pilati in codicihis 


Begins : 

Factum est in nono decimo anno imperii Tiberii Cesaris... 
Ends: presenciam Christi vidit et exterminationem hebreorum. 
This contains the Gesta Pilati, the Descensus Christi ad Inferos, with 
the letter of Pilate to Claudius, and the account of the death of Pilate. 
This last is very different from that given in Tischendorf' s Evangelia Apo- 

11. ff. 83 — 85. Of the same date and handwriting. 

' Qualiter crevit arbor ex qua facta est crux domini de tribm 
g ranis pomi illius de quo tnanducaverat Adam^ 
Begins : 

Post peccatum Ade expulso eodem de paradiso... 
Ends : 

...obediens usque ad mortem cui est laus, etc. 
This is the same treatise as F£ n. 8. § 2. There are copies in MSS. in 
various libraries, but it does not seem to have been printed. There is a 
Dutch edition of it, printed at Culemberg in 1483, for an account of which 
see Dibdin's Biblioth. Spencer, in. p. 348 sqq. 

12. fF. 86—92. Of the same date. 

* De Great ione Ade et Eve et expuMone eorum a Paradiso et 
de vita eorum super terram.'' 

Begins : 

Dominus noster ihus cristus natus est in Bethlem... 
Ends : 

. et habuit dominium omnium bestiarum. 

13. ff. 94, QQa, (95 is blank). In double columns of 34 
lines. Date, the xiith century. 

A fragment of a Sermon., probably of Bede or St Augustine. 

14. ff. 96J — 102. Of the same date and handwriting. 
Bedjj 'Expositio diversorum errorum Juliani Here- 

Tici.' Imperfect. 

Primo admonendum putavi lectorem, ut opuscula Juliani... 

. . .cui misericors fuero. Non volentis igitur. . . . 
This is the Preface to Bede's Expositio in Cantica Canticorum. 0pp. ed. 
Giles, Lond. 1844, Vol. ix. pp. 186—200. 

15. ff. 103—110. In double columns of 40 lines. Date, 
the XI nth century. 


Extracts ' de Criminibus Simoxiacis et de aliis Ec- 
cLEsiJE Regclis/ Imperfect. A later hand gives the title. 
Begins : 

Quidam habens filium obtvdit earn ditissiiuo cenobio.- 
Ends : 

...permanere Christi sacramenta una... 
This consists of extracts from SS. Augustine, Leo, Gelasius, Ambrose, 
the CoTineU of Chalcedon, &c, 

16. ff. Ill— 113a, 33 lines in a page. Date about 1500. 
An index, or tabula^ apparently to a portion of Cicero''s letters. 

17. ff. 113b — 116. Of the same handwriting and date. 

' M. T. Cicero de Sompno Sipioxis."* 
On f. -57 b occurs a record of the birth of William Carpenter, with the 
date 1573, and on flF. 92, 93 some accounts hare been written, but are now 
nearly eflFaced. 

1525 Gg. IV. 26. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 167, with from 15 to 29 
lines in a page. A\'ritten in several different hands towards the 
end of the xvth centurj'. 


Epistolam ad Romaxos.' 

Begins : 

Primum salutat paulus Romanam ecclesiam... 

...Toluntatem tamen habuimus maximam faciendi. 
Oxonie is added at the end, shewing that these were Colet's Prelections 
there. See Knight's Life of Dean Colet, Oxf. 1823, p. 173 note. 

2. ff. 61 — 62. 'Joannes Coletus Abbati Winchincum- 



Erat mecum heri vesperi... 

. . .mee erga te observantie. Iterum vale. 
Printed from this MS. in Knight's Life of Dean Cokt, ed. Oxf. 1823, pp. 

3. ff. 63 — 69. Idem ' de compositione sancti corporis 
Christi mystici que est ecclesia que sine anima ejus spiritu 
scilicet dispergitur et dissipatur.' 


Begins : 

Homines ex quibus ecclesia componitur... 

...una omnia et concurrant. 

4. ff. 70 — 148. Idem 'in Epistolam Primam ad Corin- 


Begins (after the Summaria quedam commemoratio eorum que aguntur 
in prima Pauli epistola ad Corinthios) : 

Paulus quem Deus voluit apostolum esse... 

...asserit Paulus et affinnat dominura venisse. 

5. ff. 1485 — 151. Idem de angelorum ordinibus. 
Begins : 

Deus immensum bonum intrinsecus imbuens--- 
Ends: seraphim in spiritu Dei perficiamur. 

6. ff. 152 — 165. 'Idem de Angelis celestique hierar. 


Begins : 

Cognosco tuam sublimem et angelicam mentem. . . 


...servata divinarum rerum dignitate. 

There are numerous corrections of this MS. in a different hand. It is 
mentioned by Knight, p. 173 note. 

The last two leaves are occupied by a note on the 9 orders of angels, and 
a list of things arranged in threes, e. g. Spes, fides, caritas : radix, calamus, 
arista, &c. 

1526 Org. IV. 27. 

A folio, on parchment, 488 leaves, about 38 lines in a page ; 
handwriting of the early part of the xvth century, well written. 
The original illuminations have been abstracted, but the defi- 
ciencies thus created in the MS. are supplied in a good modern 
hand. In addition to the above, are inserted (after fol. 482 b) 
fourteen smaller leaves, also on parchment, in a hand of the xivth 
century. Excluding these the volume may be described as 

Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, in verse and prose. 

1. ^ His A, B, C^ or ' La Priere de nostre Dame*' (fol. 5 a). 
Printed among Chaucer's Works (Lond. 1G87), p. (315. 


2. ' Litera direda de Icogon^ per G. C (fol. 7 h). 
Piinted, as above, p. 565. 

A short 'Balade de bone conseyl' is added (fol. 86). Printed in Chaucer's 
Works, ed. 1845, vi. 272. 

3. No title. 
Begins (fol. 86): 

In May when euery herte is ly3t... 

4. ' De amico ad amicam'' (fol. 10 5). 

A celuy que pluys ejnne en monde... 

5. ' Besponcio'' (fol. 11a). 

A soun treschere e special. 

6. ' The fine Bookes of Troilus and Cresseide'' (fol. 14 a). 
Printed, as above, pp. 258 sq. ed. 1687. 

7. The Canterlury Tales (fol. 123 a). 
Breaks off at fol. 375 6 in the ' Parson's Prologue.' 
Printed, among other places, as above, pp. 1 sq. 

8. After a gap, the remainder of the Parson's Tale (fol. 376 a 
to fol. 412 5). 

9. The Prologue of the Legend of Good Women (fol. 413 a). 
The entire series is printed, as above, pp. 334 sq. 

10. The Legend of Cleopatra (fol. 420 a). 

11. The Legend of Tishe of Balylon (fol. 422 a). 

12. The Legend of Dido, queene of Cartage (fol. 424 a). 

13. The Legend of Hipsiphile and Medea (fol. 430 h). 

14. The Legend of Lucrece of Rome (fol. 434 h). 

15. The Legend of Philomene (fol. 441 a). 

16. The Legend of Phillis (fol. 443 h). 

17. The Legend of Hyper mestre (fol. 445 6). 

18. The Parliament, or Assembly, of Fowls (fol. 448 a). 
Printed, as above, p. 418. 

19. The Temple of Glass (fol. 458 a). 
Begins : 

For thoght compleynt, and greuous heuynesse. 
See Warton, Engl. Poet. ii. 398, ed. 1840. 


20. ' Supplicatio Amantis' (fol. 467). 

Begins : 

Redresse of sorweful O Cytherea. 

The following are the pieces inserted in a different hand. 

21. A portion of the Momance of Florice and Blauncheflour. 
Begins abruptly (p. 1) : 

Heo tok for J) a wel fair J>ing 

Of hire finger a riche ryng. 
A somewhat larger fragment of the work, including this portion, is 
printed in Hartshorne's Metrical Tales, pp. 81 sq. ed. 1029 : c£ Dr Guest's 
English Rhythms, ii. 138. 

22. ' Horn ;' an early English romance in verse. 
Begins (p. 11) : 

Alle beon he blife 

J)at to my song lyj'e. 
Ends (p. 26) : 

Jesus fat is of heuene king 

Geue vs aUe his svvete blessing. Amen. 
See note in Warton, Engl. Poet. i. 40, ed. 1840 ; and Dr Guest's English 
Rhythms, ii. 126. 

23. ' Assumpcion de nostre Dame .•"' imperfect at the end. 
Begins (p. 26) : 

Merie tale telle ihc J)is day 
Of seinte Marye ]>* swete may. 
At the end of the volume (fol. 483 sqq.) are inserted Chaucer's Retraction, 
a glossary of his obscure words, a table of contents, &c. and three small 
pieces entitled Bon Counsail (or a ' Saiyng of dan John'), Chaucer to his 
emptie Purse (^Vork3, p. 568), and Chaucer's words to his scrivener {Ibid. 
p. 621). 
1527 Gg. IV. 28. 

A quarto, on velimn, containing ff. 198, with 36 lines in a 
page. Date, the xiiith century. 

'Sax\ctus Hieronymus in Prophetas Osek, Amos, Toxa, 
Abdiam, Miciieam, Naum.' 
Begins : 

Si explanationibus omnium prophetarum... 


.. inruit quidam, sed ingredi non potest. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1845, T. vi. coll. 815—1272. 
On the last leaf is an account of a libellus of S. Athanasius read by Peter 
Bishop of Nichomedia at the Council of Cappadocia. 


Begins : 

[C]appadocie urbem pennaximam convenientes .. 

Ends (incompletely) : 

...cur ihu xpi nazareni figuram.... 

iszs Gg. IV. 29. 

A quarto, on vellum, consisting of 98 leaves, neatly written in 
a cursive band or hands, apparently of the xivth century. Each 
page contains from 35 to 45 lines ; the pages in the latter part of 
the book being the fullest. A few ornamentations and rubrications, 
and many marginal notes occur in the MS., which is very well 

]. PsEUDO-' Aristotelis Secretum Secretorum.'' 
Begins (fol. 2) : 

Deus omnipotens custodial regem... 
Ends (fol. 26 a) : probabiliorem partem. 
The colophon, which runs thus, supplies the title : ' Explicit liber Aris- 
totelis de secretis secretorum ; sive de regimine principum vel regum vel 
dominorum et aliorum hominum. Completus est tractatus de signis et 
moribus naturalibus hominum ad regem magnificum Allexandrum (sic) qui 
dorainatus fuit toti orbi, dictus quoque monarcha in septentrione.' Pre- 
fixed is the letter to Guido of Valentia, Bishop of Tripoli, by Philippus, who 
translated it from Arabic into Latin. It begins (foL 1) : ' Domino suo 
excellentissimo in cultu Christiane religionis strenuissimo Guydoni,' &c. 
For an account of this production and the MSS. and early editions of it, see 
Fabricius, BiO/. Gr. T. in. pp. 283, 284. Ed. Harl. See also Gg. iv. 25, § 4. 

2. 'Flos philosophise secundum Magistrum Willelmum 
de Conchis.' 

Begins (fol. 26 h) : 

Queris venerande Dux Normannorum et comes Andagavensium... 

Ends (fol. 63a): 

...extincto vero naturali calore desinit homo vivere. 

The colophon (fol. 62) supplies the title. 

See Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Inf. Lat. T. i. p. 1145, and T. in. p. 423. 
The title usually given to it and under which it has been printed is, 'Drag- 
motion Philosophice.' 

3. ff. 63—73 bis. A Treatise on the text 1 Cor. ix. 2. 


[S]ignaculum apostolatus mei, &c Hoc debet quilibet prelatus sub- 

ditis suis dicere. . . 



...a pena corporal! et spirituali ut dictum est. Amen. 

It is divided into 4 parts : the first, ' quod debet in vobis prirao imprimi 
et postea in subditis, est preceptorum dei notitia, contra que pcccatur ;' the 
second, ' de septem mortalibus quibus erratur ;' the third, ' de septem sacra- 
mentis quibus culpa purgatur ;' and the fourth, 'de 12 articulis fidei quos 
super ecclesia fundatur.' 

4. ff.74! — 86a. 'Computus Magistri Joiiannis de Sacro 

This corresponds with the printed editions, with an addition of two lines 
added to the verses usually appended : 

Laus salvatoris cantetur fine laboris. 
Obmutescenda non est set ante canenda. 

6. ff. 86 a — 88. ' Kalendarius.' 
Begins : 

Per veterum Sagacitatem... 

...Semper quindenis ponuntur signa Kalendis. 
It contains many memorial verses. 

6. ff. 89 — 90 a. ' Liber Secundi Philosophi.'* 

This tract contains a Latin translation of many of the Gnomes of Secun- 
dus extracted, as it would appear, from a larger work than that printed 
under his name in Gale's Opusc. Gr. et Lat. 8vo. Cantab. 1671. There is a 
preliminary notice of the author's life, from which that in the Spec. Hist, of 
Vincentius BeUovacensis seems to have been abridged. 

7. ff. 90 a — 98. ' Tract atus de Sphera Johannis db 
Sacro Bosco.' 

This tract corresponds in general with the printed editions. 

152» Gg. IV. 30. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 214 in double columns 
of 36 lines. The titles of the chapters are in rubrick. There are 
catchwords after every 8th leaf. Date, the xvth century. 

*Tractatu8 Moralis in Septem viciis capitalibus.' 

Begins, after the list of chapters which occupies the first 6 leaves : 
Dicturi de singulis viciis cum opportuuitas se ofFerat... 


.. penituit tacere vero nunquam. Explicit Summa de Viciis. 

The leaves at the l>eginning have been mucli injured by damp. 


1530 6g. IT. 31. 

A small folio, on paper, 105 leaves, about 35 lines in each 
page, written late in the xvth century. 

Prophecies, or 'Dialogus' of Piers Plowman. 
Respecting the authorship, see above, Dd. 1. 17, § 18. 

An analytical table is added (fol. 101 6 — fol. 103 a). Then follows 
A goodly Preaer in verse (fol. 104 a — fol. 105 6), beginning 
Blessed God sovereange goodnes 
Mercy to me thi synfull creature. 

1531 Gg. IV. 32. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 138, with double 
columns of from 36 to 43 lines. Date, the xivth century. It is 
written in several different hands. 

A miscellaneous collection of Theological Documents, 
Prayers, &c. apparently collected by a clerick for his own use. 
A somewhat later hand has added to the table of contents in f. 1 , 
the words Turns Sapientie^ probably intending it as a title to 
the MS. 

After 3 tables of contents to different portions of the volume, 
it couunences as follows : 

1. f. 6J. The names of the instruments of the Passion^ in 
French, written round 30 squares, which are put together like 
those of a chess-board. 

e. g. P]a vente ih'u Ql] a launteme 




















_ «=i 


Ql^e pellican qe COes vges as 

2. f. 7 n. The coloured figure of A Cherub, usually prefixed 
to Alanus de Insulis De Alls Cherubim. See Migne's ed. coll. 
267, 268. 



3. ff. 7 J, 8 a. '•Arbor virtuium'' and ^ Arbor Viciorum:'' 
similar to those in Hugo S. Victore. 0pp. ed. Migne, ii. coll. 

4. f. 8 b. A wheels composed of 7 concentrick circles, which 

(1) 7 Petitiones orationis dominice. 

(2) 7 Sacramenta Ecclesiastica. 

(3) 7 dona Spiritus Sancti. 

(4) 7 arma virtutum spiritualia. 
(6) 7 opera misericordie supplicata. 

(6) 7 virtutes principales. 

(7) 7 vicia criminalia. 

5. f. 9 a. ' Mota altercacionis oppositorum ;'' a wheel divided 
into spokes, which contain verses alternately relating to virtues 
and vices. 

6. f.9b. ^Spectilum efatis hominis:'' divided into 12 ages, 
with verses in question and answer concerning each. 

It begins : y^ "-^ 

Parvule quid ploras /NascensN Nudus ut est rnoris 

dum natales cupis horas. I i. y terram flens intro laboris. 

Ends: ^ ^ 

Die ubi sunt gentes z' >^ Vermibus esca datus 

ubi can quove parentes. ( mortnns j qJ^q jxwlW modo grains. 

7. ff. 10, 11. *" Diffinicio theologie secundum fratrem Johan- 
nem de Peccham.'' 

Begins : 

Pauca theologica rudimenta... 

...creare multipliciter dicatur. 

8. f. 12 a. * Oracio dominica in Anglica lingua.'' 


Oure fader in heuene riche... 
Printed in Wright and Halliwell's Reliquue Antigua, i. p. 159. 

9. f. 12 a. '■ Salutacio beate virginis Marie in eadem lingua." 

Begins : 

Heil marie ful of wynne... 

10. f. 12 a. ' Cimbolum aposiohrum in eadem lingua.'' 

Begins : 

Ich bileue on god fader almibti .. 


11. f. 1 2. ' Speculum humani generis? 

Begins : 

Sori is )>e fore firam bedde to })e flore... 
Printed in Reliquits Antique, i. p. 160. 

12. f.l2b. ' Credo in GaUica linpua."* 


leo croi en dieu pere puissant... 

13. f. 12 5. ' Pater noster in eadem lingua.'' 


Xostre pere qui es en ciel... 

14. f. 12 5. * Ave Maria in eadem KnguaJ* 

Begins : 

Den Tous sant virge marie... 

15. ff. 12 b — 13 a. * Cimbolum in AngUca Ungna^ in verse- 
Begins : 

I bileue in god fader in heuene... 
Printed in Reiiquur Antique, i. pp. 160, 161. 

16. ff. 1 3 — 1 4 a. * Qtticunque vult en/raunceis.'' 

Begins : 

Qikonkes voet salme sanuer... 

17. f. 14 J. The Ave Maria in Laiin^ followed by a hi/mn 
in quaternions, beginning 

Ave dei genitrix semper deo grata... 

18. f. 14 h — 15. The Ate Maria in English^ followed bj 
a similar lipiin in English, beginning 

Heil and holi ay be J>i name. .. 
This is followed by some Latin verses about Dismas and Jesmas (the 
two thieves on the Cross). 

19. ff. 16—22. * Tractatus ds Con/emone,'' divided into 23 

Begins (after the prologue, * Quoniam circa confessiones...' and the index 

of chapters) : 

Quo tempore incepU confessio. Videamus igitnr quo tempore... 

Ends: est confusio adducens ad gloriam. 

The table of contents gives the titles of 3 chapters, which are not found 
in the treatise. 

20. ff. 23 — 38. ' Quomodo sacerdos se debet gerere in Con- 

V 2 


Begins : 

Sacerdos habens curam animarum... 

...unde aliutn inanem facis. 

This is divided into 41 sections, giving directions as to how questions are 
to be asked of the Penitent on different sins, &c. and ending with the 
*Absolucio post confessionem.' 

The next three leaves are blank. 

21. if. 42 — 67. ^ Liber Penitenoiarum^^ divided into 94; cha^- 
ters, of which a list is given ff. 2, 3. 


Qui vult confiteri peccata... 


In manus tuas domine etc. Explicit. 

This is chiefly from the fathers, especially St Chrysostom. The last 
chapter is * De visitacione infirmonim.' 

22. ff. 68—71. In a different hand from the rest. 

The Prayer ' Sunime Sacerdos et vere pontifex,' &c., with 
John XXITs promise of indulgence for using it, Bede's 'prayer on 
the Seven Words, and other prayers. 

23. ff 72 — 96 b. A collection of Miscellaneous Prayers, with 
the Abbreviated Psalter of St Jerome, a Hymn to our Lady, &c. 
arranged in 36 divisions, a list of them being given in ff 3, 4. 

The first is, ' De causis quare intratur in ecclesias.' 
The last, * Oratio ad Jhesum Xpistum.' 

24. ff. 965 — 101. A Manual for the use of Priests. 
Begins : 

Quoniam circa Deum non est... 


. . .ut unus in secundo gradu alter in quinto. 

25. ff. 102 — 103 a. ' Versus de Officio Ecclesiastico.'' 
These give symbolical reasons for the different parts of the service. 
They begin : 

Queque duo pueri pariter precedere curant 
Que data sunt nobis duo testamcnta figurant. 
Solus ad altare quod presbiter ingrediatur 
Quod Christus tantum fuit in cruce tcstificatur. 


And end : 

Quatuor ecclesias portis intratur in annos 
Cesaris aut census sanguinis atque Dei 
Prima patet magnis nummosis altera caris 
Tertia set raris janua quarta patet. 
Two prayers follow in ff. 103, 10-4, with promises of indulgence firom 
Pope Gregory, and the 3 next leaves {ff. 105 — 107) are hlank. 

26. ff. 108 — 116. '■ Statuta inter rectores Archidiacon. Lon- 
don, per dominum Rogerum hone memorie Nigrum de hileye quon- 
dam London episcopum edita est constituta.^ 


Quum in civitate London- fit sepius mutacio capellanomm... 

...statuatur et corroboretur in perpetunm. Explicit. 
This is followed by the 'Nomina Confederatorum 10 Kal. Decembris 
A.D. 1317.' The first is 'Thomas de Coldhabey,' the last 'Johannes ad 

Roger Niger was Bishop of London firom 1229 to 1241. 

27. ff. 117 — 118. An arrangement heticeen the Rector of S. 
Martin in Vinctna, London, and the chaplain of a chant I'y founded 
there., headed '• Sacr amentum Capelli Parochiani,^ with several 
paragraphs relating to the chantries in the church, with the date 

See Newcourt "s Repertorium, Vol. i. p. 421. 

28. ff. 118 b — 121. Petitions of Rectors of the city of London 
against chaplains of chantries for ill behaviour in church, and 
exciting the parishioners against them, with the date 1315. 

29. ff. 121 — 124. 'Statuta abbreviata,'' followed by 17 pe- 
titions of the Rectors of the City of London against one Hugo 
for adultery, and other persons for other offences, &c. with the 
answer of the king to them given ' antequam in Walliam gressus 
suo ultimo direxit.' • 

SO. ff. 124 — 128. *Peticio Rectorum London,'' to the Arch 

bishop of Canterbury against the m&ndicant friars. 

Begins : 

Venerabili in xpo patri, &c. 

Ends: honore concientie vestre ad suas consciencias exonerandas. 

The next 5 leaves are blank. 


31. ff. 134—136. The rest of the MS. is occupied with a 
paragraph on the Duties of a ' Predicator^" a short discourse on 
the Advents of our Lord^ an '■ Expositio istius Sequentie Ahna 
Chorus Domini nunc pangat noraina sumnii,' and a short Sermon 
on the text ' In principio erat verbura.'' 

On the last leaf is a ciirious pen and ink drawing of the Adoration of the 
Magij and the name of a former possessor of the book, Johannes Hatton. 

1532 Org. IV. 33. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 90. It has red, green 
and blue initial letters. § 1 is of the xiiith century, and each 
page contains 35 lines: § 2 of the xivth, with 30 lines in each 

1. Epistol^ Sancti Pauli Vulgate Editionis. 

S. Jerome's preface begins f. 1, the Epistle to the Romans f. 2, and the 
other Epistles follow in the usual order, that to the Hebrews ending f. 46 b. 
On f. 1 is, ' Liber sancti Cuthberti de Dunelmo.' 

2. Collections from S. Augustine, S. Jerome, Bede, 
&c. upon miscellaneous subjects, Heathen Hterature, Pilgrimages, 
Marriage, &c. 

Begins (f. 47 a) : 

Hominem deum dici multis testimoniis approbatur... 

Ends (f. 90 c) : 

...anima habitants in corpore fiat incultum quod ante in gloriam. 

f. 90 b contains a table of the descent of ' Eneas' from ' Noe.* 

1533 Grg. V. 1. 

A folio, on parchment, containing 236 leaves, with 65 lines in 
a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the early part of the 
XV th century; in good preservation, with the exception of the 
first 3 leaves. 

Year-Book 1 TO 10 Edward III. 

Upon a fly-leaf at the end is written, in a larger hand of a later date, 
* Liber Rici Atkyns fil in lege Thome Wendye Ar' doctoris in medicis;' and 
upon a second fly-leaf, in bold characters, 'La: temps: viendra: Trevoyr:' 
Thomas Wendye was physician to Edward VL, and one of the royal visitors 
of the University of Cambridge. 


1534 Gg. V. 2. 

A folio, on paper, containing 183 leaves, incorrectly numbered 
as 202, with about 45 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in 
a hand of the early part of the xviith century. 
Law Common-place Book. 

On the first 40 ff. the articles are numbered, and followed by an index. 
Ff. 90 — 153 are occupied w-ith cases in the reign of Elizabeth. Throughout 
the book many of the titles have no entries under them. At the end is an 
index to the S. after 40. 

1535 Grg. V. 3. 

A folio, on paper, containing 161 leaves numbered as 162, 
with about 31 lines in a page; written in Law-French, in a hand 
of the XVII th century. 

Law Eeports from Mich. Term 37 Eliz. to Easter 
Term 38 Eliz. 

Most of the cases are reported in Croke. 

1536 ^' ^- 4- 

A folio, on paper, containing 351 leaves (many of which are 
blank), and about 30 lines in a page; written in Law-French, in 
a hand of the xviith century. 

Notes of Law Cases, decided chiefly in the later years of 
the reign of Elizabeth, with a very few in the reigns of James I. 
and Charles I. It has a table of contents at the beginning ex- 
tending over 5 folios, and a still more copious one at the end. 

A few of the cases are to be found in Croke. 

1537 %. V. 5. 

A folio, on paper, containing 289 leaves (many of which are 
blank), with generally about 30 lines in a page ; the first 77 ff. 
only are numbered, but irregularly ; written in Law-French, in a 
neat hand of the xviith century. 

Law^ Reports in the first 8 years of James I. chiefly of cases 
decided in the King's Bench, a few in the Common Bench, Ex- 
chequer, and Court of Wards. 


The earlier part of the book is a transcript of Crokc's Reports, and com- 
mences with the memorandum from Croke, that the Michaelmas Term 
1 James I. was adjourned in consequence of the great plague. 

1538 Gg. V. 6. 

A folio, on paper, containing (after 22 blank leaves) 241 
numbered ff., the lines in a page varying from 45 to 66, written 
in Law- French, in a hand of the xviith century. Many of the 
leaves are slightly wormed. Between ff. 128 and 129 a leaf has 
been inserted. 

Common Bench Reports from Easter Term 1 James I. 
TO Mich. Term 22 James I, 

These Reports do not appear to have been printed. 

1539 Grg. V. 7. 

A folio, on parchment, in good preservation, containing 334 
leaves, numbered (except the first 3 and the last one) in Roman 
numerals, with 51 lines in a page, excellently written in a hand of 
the early part of the xvith century, in French and Latin; but 
after f. clxxxix. the writing, though of the same date, is not so 
good. The initial letters of the Statutes are illuminated, and the 
chapters are marked with alternate red and blue paragraphs, both 
in the text and in the margin. The MS. ends upon f. cclxxxix., 
after which 7 blank leaves appear to have been cut out, as the 
next f. is numbered cclxxxxvij. : f. xxxix. (a blank) has been cut 
out, and two ff. are numbered cxviii. After the first 38 ff., upon 
which are given the subjects of the chapters of the several Statutes 
to the 39th Hen. VI., the numbering begins afresh with the text. 
F. V. of the chapters is blank, and the corresponding ff. xxxvi. b. 
— xl of the text are blank ; as also ff. xxxvii. — viii. of the chapters, 
which were evidently intended to contain those of the Statutes 
from 39 Hen. VI. to the end of the volume. 

Statutes from Edward I. to Edward IV. 

1. f. i. 'Statutum de mercatoribus, 13 Emv. I.' (French.) 

2. f. ij. * Articuli super cartas, 28 Edw. I.' (French.) 

3. f. iiij. ' Statutum de Quo Waranto.' (Latin.) 

4. f, iiij. ' Statutum Wynton.' (French.) 

6. f. V. ' Statutum de recognicione in finibus.' ( Latin. ) 


6. f. V. ' Statutum Exonie de inquisitione facienda super coronatores.' 

7. f. vj. * Articuli super Statutum Exonie.' (French.) 

8. f. vj.6. ' Articuli Cleri.' (Latin.) 

9. £ viij. ' Juramentum Vicecomitis.' (French.) 

10. f. viij. * Assisa panis et cervisie.' (Latin.) 

11. f. viij. 6. * Statutum de Pistoribus et Brasiatorihus et aliis Vitel- 
lariis, et de Uhiis et Bussellis et de Forstallariis, &c.' (Latin.) 

12. f. ix. 'Judicium PUlorie.' (Latin.) 

13. f. ix. 6. ' Statutum de Appellatis.' (Latin.) 

14. f. X- ' Statutum de wardis et releviis.' (French.) 

15. f. X. ' Districtiones Scaccarii.' (French.) 

16. f. X. 6. ' Statutum de Gavelet' (Latin.) 

17. f. X. fe. * Statutum de mUitibus faciendis.' (Latin.) 

18. f. xj. ' Statutum de Cambii partes.' (French.) 

19. f. sj. ' Statutum de frangentibus prisonam.' (Latin.) 

20. f. xj. ' Statutum de tenentibus per legem Anglic.' (Latin.) 

21. f. xj.6. ' Statutum de Regia prohibitione.' (Latin.) 

22. f. xj. b. ' Statutum de Circumspecte agatis.' (Latin.) 

23. f. xj.fc. ' DiflSnitio de Conspiratoribus.' (French.) 

24. f. xij. * Statutum de Conspiratoribus.' (Latin.) 

25. f. xij. * Compositio monete et mensurarum.' (Latin.) 

26. f. xij. * Statutum de Anno et die bisextili.' (Latin.) 

27. f. xij.6. * Statutum de Quo Waranto Novum.' (French.) 

28. f. xij.6. ' Compositio de ponderibus.' (Latin.) 

29. f. xij. ft. 'Statutum Armorum.' (French.) 

30. f. xiij. * Expositio vocabulorum.' (Latin.) 

31. f. xiij. 6. ' Statutum Hibemie de Coheredibus et de homagio par- 
ticipiorum.' (Latin.) 

32. f. xiiij. * Statutum de proteccionibus revocandis.' (French.) 

33. f. xiiij. ' Statutum de nialefactoribus in chaceis parcis et waremus 
&c. &c.' (Latin.) 

34. f. xiiij. 6. 'Statutum Westm. quartum de Vicecomitibxis et aliis, 
de viridi cera, &c &c' (French.) 

35. f. XV. * Statutum de Quo Waranto magnum.' (Latin.) 

36. f. XV. b. ' Statutum de Quo Araranto quartum.' (Latin.) 

37. f. xvj. * Confirmacio cartarum de libertatibus Anglie et Foreste, 
5 Edw. L' (French.) 

38. f. xvj . b. ' Sentencia lata super confirmacionem cartarum.' (French.) 


39. f. xvj.6. ' Statutum de Tallagio non concedendo.' (Latia.) 

40. f. xvij. ' Statutum de visu terre et Esson de servicio domini Regis.' 

41. f. xvij. 'Statutum de moneta magnum.' (Latin.) The word 
magnum has been underscored and parvum written by the side of it, in a 
more modem hand. 

42. f. xvij. 'Aliud Statutum de moneta magnum.' (French.) 

43. f. xvij. 6. ' Statutum de mercatoribus apud Acton Bumell Editum.' 

44. f. xviij. b. ' Capitula Itineris que tangunt Coronam.' (Latin.) 

45. f. xix. * Capitula de parvis Ballivis et eorum subditis in Itinere.' 

46. f. xix. 6. * Alia Capitula Itineris.' (Latin.) 

47. f. XX. b. ' Adhuc de Capitulis coram Justiciis Itinerantibus.' (Latin.) 

48. f. xxj. * Capitula in itinere que tangunt coronam. Et Statutum 
panis et cervisie, &c.' (Latin.) 

49. f. xxj. * Statutum de terris Templariorum, 17 Edw. II.' (Latin.) 

50. f. xxij . 'Ordinacio pro Statu terre Hibernie, 17 Edw. II.' (French.) 

61. f. xxij. 6. ' Composicio ulnarum et perticarum.' (Latin.) 

62. f. xxij. 6. 'Modus levandi in Curia dommi Regis.' (French.) 

53. f. xxiij. 'Statutum de inquisicionibus pro domino Rege capiendis.' 

64. f. xxiij. ' Statutum de Justiciis assignatis.' (Latin.) 

66. f. xxiij. ' Statutum de rcgia prohibicione et consultacione.' (Latin.) 

66. f. xxiij. b. 'Statutum de terris et tenementis amortizandis.' (French.) 

67. f. xxiij. 6. * Officium Coronatoris.' (Latin.) 

68. f. xxiiij. ' Constituciones Kant.' (French.) 

69. f. XXV. 'Articuli et sacramenta ministeriorum Regis in Itinere 
Justiciariorum.' (French.) 

60. f. xxv.6. ' Statuta Wallie.' (Latin.) 

61. f. xxxj. b. ' Summa que vocatur Quinque sunt esson sive parvum 
Hengham.' ( Latin. ) 

62. f. xlj. ' Primum Statutum apud Westm. 1 Edw. III.' (French.) 
(Annulling the repeal of the exile of Hugh le Despenser.) 

63. f. xlij. ' Secundum Statutum de eodem anno apud Westm.' 
(French.) This is not in the printed Statutes. 

64. f. xliij. ' Terciura Statutum Anno primo apud Westm.' (French.) 
This in the printed Statutes is called the second. 

66. f. xliiij. ' Coniirmacio perambulacionum in forestis Anno prime' 


G6. £,xliiij.6. ' Statutam Anno secundo apud Northamp.' (Prenclt) 

67. £ xlvj. b. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno quarto.' (French.) 

68. f. xlviij.fe. * Statutum apud Westm. Anno quinto.' (French.) 

69. f. 1. ' Statutum de audiendo et terminando. Anno Secundo apud 
Northampton editum, set anno quinto proclamatum fuit, primo missum fuit 
m Cancellariam in quadam billa, set nondum irrotulatur ut dicitur.' (French.) 

70. f. L 'Concordia facta apud "VV'estm, super maintenenciam quere- 
lamm, &c. Anno quinto.' (French.) 

71. f. 1.6. * Statutum de Stapulis apud Westm, Anno vj".' (French.) 

72. f. lj.6. ' Sentencia lata in communes malefectores apud Glouc. edita 
anno viij°.' (Latin.) 

73. f lij. ' Statutum de vendicione victualium apud Ebor. editum. 
Anno ix°.' (French.) 

74. f. liij. 6. * Statutum de Scrutinio et Elscambio monete, apud Ebor. 
editum eodem anno nono.' (French.) 

75. f. liiij. * Statutum apud Westm. Anno decimo.' (French.) 

76. f. liiij. 6. 'Secundum Statutum apud Westm. eodem anno x"".' 

77. f. Iv. ' Tercium Statutum de ferculia apud Notingh. editum eodem 
anno decimo.' (French.) 

78. £ Iv.b. 'Articuli editi apud Westm. 10 Edw. IIL' (French.) At 
the end of these Articles is the foUo^NTng, ' Memorandum quod in parlia- 
mento predicto concordatum fuit quod Articuli predicti non tenerentur pro 

79. f. Ivij. ' Statutum de pannis, laneis utendis apud Westm. 11 Enw. 
III.' (French.) 

80. f. Ivij. 6. ' Statutum apud Westm. 14 Edw. Ill,' (French.) 

81. f. Ixj. ' Secundum Statutum apud Westm. eodem anno.' (French.) 

82. f. Ixij. * Prerogativa Anglie penes Franciam, et tercium Statutum 
apud Westm. eodem anno quarto decimo.' (French.) 

83. f. Ixiij. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno quintodecimo.' (French.) 

84. f. Lsiiij. ' Revocatio Statuti precedentis apud ^^estm. eodem £inno 
quintodecimo.' (Latin.) 

85. f. lxiiij.6. * Quedam peticiones per magnates et communitates in 
ParUamento proposite Anno quintodecimo, &c.' (French.) 

86. f. Ixv. ' Statutum primum apud Westm. Anno xviij."' (French.) 

87. f. Ixvj. 'Statutum secundum apud Westm. pro Clero, eodem 
Aimo xviij".' (French.) 

88. f. Ixvij. ' Declaratio exigendorum apud Westm. Anno decimo 
octavo.' (French.) 


89. f. Ixvij. 'Ordinacio Justiciariorum apud Westm. Anno vicesimo.' 

90. f. Ixviij. * Sacramentum Justiciariorum, eodem Anno.' (French.) 

91. f. Ixviij. 6. 'Ordinacio de servientibus et operariis apud Westm. 
Anno vicesimo tercio, super quam proximum sequens statutum de servienti- 
bus dependet.' (Latin.) 

92. f. Isix. * Statutum de servientibus et operariis apud Westm. Anno 
vicesimo quinto.' (French.) 

93. f. lxxj.6. 'Statutum secundum de declaracione prodicionis Regis 
et Regine, apud Westm. eodem Anno xxv'".' (French.) 

94. f. Ixxiiij. * Statutum apud Westm. de hiis qui nati sunt extra Uge- 
anciam domini R. in partibus transmarinis, eodem Anno vicesimo quinto.» 

95. f. Ixxiiij. A. 'Statutum quartum de provisoribus apud Westm. 
eodem Anno vicesimo quinto.' (French.) 

96. f. Ixxvj. * Statutum quintum apud Westm. pro Clero, eodem anno 
xxv*°.' (French.) 

97. f. Ixxvij. ' Statutum sextum apud Turrim London de moneta, 
Anno vicesimo quinto.' (French.) 

98. f. Ixxviij. 'Statutum soptimum de forma levacionis quintedecime 
apud Westm. Anno vicesimo quinto.' (French.) 

99. f. Ixxviij. b. ' Articulus pro Clero respectuatus usque ad proximum 
Parliamentum, Anno Enw. III. vicesimo sexto.' (French.) 

100. f. Ixxviij. 6. 'Ordinacio de Stapula, apud Westm. Anno xxvij".* 

101. f. Ixxxiiij. 'Statutum de provisoribus eodem Anno xxvij".' 

102. f. Ixxxv. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno vicesimo octavo.' 

103. f. Ixxxvij. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno tricesimo primo.' 

104. f. Ixxxviij. fc. 'Ordinacio facta pro statu terre Hibemie, Anno 
tricesimo primo.' (Latin.) 

105. f. Ixxxxij. 'Ordinacio de Allece vendendo eodem Anno tricesimo 
prime' ( French. ) 

106. f. lxxxxiij./>. 'Ordinacio de pisse salito, apud Westm. eodem 
Anno xxxj".' 

107. f Ixxxxiiij. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno tricesimo quarto.' 

108. f. Ixxxxvj.ft. 'Ordinacio secunda facta de Allece, Anno tri- 
cesimo quinto.' (French.) 

109. f Ixxxxvij. 'Carta pardonacionb apud Westm. Anno tri- 
cesimo sexto.' (French.) 


110. f. Ixxxxvij.ft. 'Statutum de providenciis Regis et Regine, eodem 
Anno xxxvj.' (French.) 

111. f. c. ' Statutum apud Westm- Anno tricesimo septimo.' (French.) 

112. f, cij. 'Libertates Maioribus, Aldermannis, et Burgensibus Villa 
Cales concesse, eodem anno.' (French.) 

113. f. cv. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno xxxviijV (French.) 

114. £ cvi. * Ordinacio apud Westm. facta eodem Anno.' (Latin.) 

115. £ cvij. 'Alia ordioacio fecta eodem Anno tricesimo octavo.' 
(Latin.) • 

116. £ cvij. 6. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno xL secundo.' (French.) 

117. £ cviij. b. ' Statutum de Anno quadragesimo tercio.' (French.) 

118. £ cix. b. * Statutum apud Westm. Anno quadragesimo quinto.' 

119. £ ex. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno quadragesimo septimo.' 

120. £ ex. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno quinquagesimo.' (French.) 

121. £ cxij. * Statuta Regis Ric. n. Anno primo.' (French.) 

122. £ cxiij. b. ' Statutum apud Glouc. Anno 2 Ric. II.' (French.) 

123. £ cxvj. ' Statutum apud Westm. eodem Anno secundo.' (French.) 

124. £ cxvj. 6. 'Statute apud Westm. Anno 3 Ric. II.' (French.) 

125. £ cxvij.6. 'Ordinacio de terris in Hibemia facta Anno 3 Ric. II.' 

126. £ cxviij. ' Statutum apud Northampt. Anno 4 Ric. II.' (French.) 

127. £ cxviij. 6. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno 5 Ric. IL' (French.) 

128. £ cxx. ' Alia Statuta apud Westm. eodem Anno.' (French.) 

129. £ cxxj. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 6 Ric. I L' (Latin.) 

130. £ cxxiij. ' Statutum apud Westm. eodem Anno sexto.' (French.) 

131. £ cxxiij. b. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 7 Ric. IL' (French.) 

132. £ cxxv. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 8 Ric 1 1.' (Latin.) 

133. f. cxxv. b. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 9 Ric. 1 1.' (French.) 

134. f.cxxvj.6. * Statutum de Anno undecimo Ric II. ' (French.) 

135. £ cxxxj.6. 'Statutum de Anno 12 Ric. II. apud Cantebrigg. 
editum.' (French.) 

136. £ cxxxiiij. ' Statutum de Anno xiij° apud Westm. editum.' 

137. £ cxxxvj. 6. 'Quedam ordinacio apud Westm. edita eodem Anno 
xiij".* (French.) 

138. £ cxxxvij. 'Aliud Statutum apud Westm. eodem Anno.' 

139. £ cxL ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno xiiij"".' (French.) . 


140. £ cxl. b. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno quintodecimo.' (French.) 

141. f. cxlij.6. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 16 Ric. II.' (French.) 

142. f. cxliiij. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno decimo septimo.' 

143. f. cxlv. 6. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno vicesimo.' (French.) 

144. f. cxlvi. 6. * Statutum apud Westm. editum et apud Salop fini- 
tum, Anno xxj""".' (French.) 

14.5. f. cliij. ' Statutum Regis Hen. IV. Anno primo.' (French.) 

146. •£. clvj.fe. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 2 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

147. f. clxj. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 4 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

148. f. clxv. * Statutum apud Westm. Anno 5 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

149. f. clxvij. 'Statutum apud Coventre Anno 6 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

150. f. clxvij. h. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 7 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

151. f. clxx. b. ' Statutum apud Gloucestr. Anno 9 Hen. IV.' (French.) 

152. f. clxxj.ft. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 11 Hen. IV.' (French.) 
163. f. clxxiij. ' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 13 Hen. IV.' (French.) 
154. f. clxxiiij. 6. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 1 Hen. V.' (French.) 

165. f. clxxvj. ' Statutum apud Leycestr. Anno 2 Hen. V.' (French.) 

166. f. clxxx. h. ' Aliud Statutum apud Westm. eodem Anno secundo.' 

167. f. clxxxij. 'Statutum apud Westm. Anno 3 Hen. V,' (French.) 

168. f. clxxxij. 'Aliud Statutum apud Westm. eodem Anno tercio.' 

' Statutum apud Westm. Anno 4 Hen. V.' (French.) 
' Statutum apud Westm. Anno octavo.' (French.) 
' Statutum apud Westm. Anno nono.' (French.) 
' Statuta Hen. VI. Anno primo.' (French.) 
' Statuta 2 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

'Statuta de Emptoribus et provisoribus victualium 
ad hospitium domini Regis et Rcgine edita et tenta apud Westm. xx". die 
Februarii eodem Anno Hen. Sexti.' (Latin.) 

166. f. clxxxxviij. ' Statutum Hen. VI. Anno tercio.' (French.) 

166. f. clxxxxix. 'Statutum Hen. VI. Anno quarto.' (French.) 

167. f. CO. ft. 'Statutum Hen. VI. Anno sexto.' (French.) 

168. £ cciij. 'Statutum Hen. VI. Anno octavo.' (French.) 

169. f. ccxiiij. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno 9 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

170. f. ccxvij. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno 10 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

171. f. ccxix. ft. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno 11 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

172. f. ccxxiiij. 'Statuta de Anno 14 Hen. VI.' (French.) 


f. clxxxiiij. 


f. clxxxv. h. 


f. clxxxvj. 


£ clxxxix. 


£ clxxxx. 


£ clxxxxv. 


173. f. ccxxvi.6. 'Statutade AnnolS Hex. VI,' (French.) 

174. f. ccxxix. ' Statuta de Anno 18 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

175. f. ccxxxv. b. • Statuta de Anno 20 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

176. f. ccxl. ' Statuta 23 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

177. f. ccxlix. 'Statutum apud Bury Sci Edmundi Anno xxv".' 

178. f. ccxlix. 6. ' Statuta apud Westm. Anno xxvij°.' (French.) 

179. f. ccliij. ' Statuta apud Westm. Anno xxviij".' (French.) 

180. f. celv. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno xxix°.' (French.) 

181. f. cclvj. ' Statuta apud Redyng, Anno xxjq".' (French.) 

182. f. cclx. ' Statuta apud Westm. Anno 33 Hen. VI.' (Latin.) 

183. f. cclxiiij.6. 'Statuta apud Westm. Anno 39 Hen. VI.' (French.) 

184. f. cclxvi. * Statuta apud Westm. Anno 1 Enw. IV.' (French.) 

185. f. cclxxi. ' Statuta apud Westm. Aimo 2 Edw. IV.' (French.) 

186. f. cclxxv.6. ' Statuta apud Westm. Anno tercio et quarto.' (French.) 

187. f. cclxxxiij. 'Statuta apud ^Vestm. Anno septimo.' (French.) 

188. f. cclxxxv. b. ' Statuta apud Westm. Anno vij°. et viii°.' (French ) 

The name 'Cecylle' is written twice at the beginning and once at 
the end of the book; and upon a piece of paper, pasted upon a fly-leaf now 
fastened to the inside of one of the covers, is the following, doubtless in 
the autographs of the persons whose names it bears: 

" This is a copy of a bill that 1 Willm Rastell have made to Sr "WUIrn 
CycyU: _ 

Md that I WUlm Rastell one of the Queues Justices of her Benche xx 
die Februarii A° ij" Regine Elizabeth have borowyd and receyvyd of the 
right honorable Sr ^Vyllm Cycyll knight principall secretary to the Queues 
Maiesty a boke wrjnten in pchment of the statuts fro the begynnynge of 
magna carta to the viij yeare of Edward the fourth to be deliveryd to the 
seid Sr "^^'illm Cycell when he shall demande it. In wytnes wherof I liave 
wrytten this bill with my owne hand. 

By me Willm Rastell. 

I have receaved this book by y* hand of Sr Rob. Catlyn y* L. Chief 
Justice of England. 

W. CecilL 
Liber Fra : Tate, ex dono dni Burleigh. 
2 Febr. 1600." 

Rastell in 1559 edited "A collection of all the Statutes from the begyn- 
ning of !Magna Carta unto the yere of our Lorde 1557, wliiche were before 
that yere imprinted." He was mistaken at the time he made the above note 
in supposing that these Statutes commenced with Magna Charta. Rastell 
died in 1565 ; Sir Rob. Catlyn in 1573; Lord Burleigh in 1598 ; and Francis 
Tate (of whom see in AtheruB Oxon.) in 1616. 


This copy of the Statutes does not appear to have been collated by the 
sub-commissioners for publishing the ' Statutes of the Realm' in 1810. In- 
deed, as they have omitted all mention of it, when enumerating the collec- 
tions of Statutes in tins Library, they seem to have been ignorant of its 
existence. The various readings between these Statutes and those of the 
Record Commissioners' edition are many. 

1540 Gg. V. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing 385 leaves (a few of them blank) 
numbered irregularly, written in Law- French, in hands of the xvith 

Year-Book for the 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, Hen. IV., 1, 5, 9, 
Hen. v., and 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, Hen. VI. 

1541 Gg. V. 9. 

A folio, on paper, containing 161 leaves, numbered as far as 
140, many of which are blank, badly written in Law- French, in 
various hands of the early part of the xviith century, consisting of 
Law Notes, and Law Readings. 

Those readers whose names are given are Anthony Wood, 3 Enw. VI. ; 
Robert Brooke, 5 Enw. VI. [Dugd.]; Thomas Barker, Feb. 27, 1614; 
Nicholas Hyde, March 10, 1616, afterwards C. J. of the King's Bench; and 
Richard Hodzer, 15 James I. [Dugd.] ; all of the Middle Temple. 

1542 Gff- V. 10. 

A quarto, on paper, containing 1 57 leaves, partially numbered, 
with about 40 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand 
of the XVI th century. 

Yeak Book from Hilary Term, 40 Edw. III. to Mich. 
Term, 45 Edw. III. 

X543 Gg. V. 11. 

A quarto, on parchment, in good preservation, containing 169 
leaves, with about 35 lines in a page, written in Latin and French, 
in a hand of the xvth century. 

Statutes of Edward III. and Richard II. 

These Statutes differ somewhat from those printed by the Record Com- 
missioners, and from those in Gg. v« 7, in their number and order, and in 


the division of the chapters ; there are also many variations in the text. 
The first page of the Statutes of Edw. Ill, and the first page of those of 
Rich. II. are beautifully Uluminated in gold and colours; the initial letters 
of the Statutes throughout the volume are illuminated ; and the chapters 
are marked with coloured paragraphs. This collection, like that of Gg. 
V. 7, appears to have escaped the notice of the Record Sub-Commissioners. 

At the beginning of the volume, on the inside of the cover, is a genea- 
logical table from Roixo, the first Duke of Normandy, to Hexky II. of 
England. And at the end, upon the last three folios, in a difierent hand, is 
a copy of the Letters Patent of Hex. VI. (not in Rymer) directed to the 
Abp. of Canterbury, the Bishops of Winchester and Exeter, the Duke at 
Clarence, the Earl of AFarwick, and others, appointing them a commission 
for the conservation of the peace; ending ' Teste meipso apud Westm. xv. 
Decembri, Anno ab inchoatione regni nostri quadragesimo nono, et readep- 
cionis nostre regie potestatis Anno piimo ;' signed ' Bagott' 

1544 Gg. V. 12. 

A quarto, on parchment, much worn at many of the comers, 
and in places discoloured by damp, but legible throughout. It 
contains 193 leaves, with about 29 lines in a page, and is written 
in French, in a nearly contemporary' hand. 

The Law Treatise kxowx as ' Brittox,' written in the 
REIGN OF Edward I. 

Ends, after the text, ' Icy finist le livr de Brectoun.' 
It was printed without date in the early part of the xv th century by 
Rob. Redman, and in 1640, edited by Edm. Wingate. See Ff. ii. 39, Cat. 
VoL n. 

1545 Gg. V. 13. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 179, in double columns 
of 38 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

' Opus Imperfectum in S. Mattheum,"* ascribed to S. Chrys- 

Begins (f. 1, after the preface, 'Sicut referunt Matheum...') : 

Liber generationis &c. Liber est quasi apotheca graciarum... 
Ends (f. 152): 

...stantem in loco sancto. Explicit liber Ciisostomi de opere im- 

The rest of the MS. is occupied by an index. 



Opp. vr. 741—972, ed. Paris, 1836. 
See Dd. ix. 66. 

At the end is the name Georgius Britton : and on f. 62 6 a note from 
Erasmus, with the date 1579. 

1546— Gg. V. 14—17. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1550 Gg. V. 18. 

A folio, on paper, containing ff. 385, with from 20 to 30 lines 
in a page. 

A Collection of Historical Tracts of the xviith Cen- 

1. ff. 1 — 64. '-4 discourse of passages bettaeem the Earles 
of Essex, Somerset, and Northampton, the Countess of Essex, with 
theire risings andfalles : together with divers other Affaires as they 
occurred during the late raigne of King James. And also of the 
DuJce of Buckingham his first comeing into favour e.'' 

Begins : 

Of the condition of the State of England and the relation it had to 
other Provinces. Howsoever every kingdome and commonwealth. . . 


...which yet remaine untryed. 
This is divided into sections, each with a separate heading. 

2. ff. 65 — 105. ' The Proceeding in the Starr-Chamber 
against Sir John Hollis and others for speeches u^ed by them to 
Weston at the tyme of his Execution at Tyburne, about the death 
of Sir Thomas Overbury, the \^th of November, 1615, in the \Zth 
year of our late soveraigne lord King James. In Camera Stel- 

Begins (after the list of the Court) : 

There was brought to the Barr Sir John Hollis (now Lord 

Ends (f. 91) : 

...therefore should not bee proceeded against in this manner. 

This gives a very full report of this trial. See the State Trials, ed. 
1809. Vol. II. coll. 1022 — 1034. It b followed by a collection of notes of 
trials in the Stai-Chamber in the reign of Henry VII. 


S. ff. 110—180. 

' TJie manner and forme of proeeedinge at the tryall of Dovr 
nald Lord Bey^ and David Ramsey Esquire^ upon Monday the ISth 
of November^ anno domini 1631.^ 
Begins (after the list of the Court) : 

The painted chamber on the back side of the Parliament howse... 

...and soe the whole business was shutt upp and concluded. 
This is a very full account of the trial. See Sanderson's Life of Charles I. 
pp. 164-173; State Trials, ed. 1809. T. m. coll. 48.'>— 519; Rushworth's 
Historical Collections, ii. pp. 112 — 128. 

4. fF. 182—192. 

' The Waie of Duells before the King.'' 
Begins : 

"VVTien upon the exhibit of the Bill in Court before the Constable... 

...the lists, barrs, seats, and other works for that spectacle. 
This will be found in T. Brown's Miscellanea AuUca, or A Collection of 
State Treatises never before published, Lond. 1702, where it forms the 6th 
Tract, and is said, p. 161, to be ' out of an old MS. of Elias Ashmole, Esq.' 

5. ff. 194 — 221. 'A discoverie of the Hollanders Trade and 
Fishinge^ and of their circumventing us therein, and the meanes 
how to maJce profit thereof; by which they have alreadie gathered^ 
and still doe gather so great a benefit; with the profit, honor, 
and securitie that will redound unto his Majestie and all sortes of 
subjects within hi^ three kingdoms thereby.^ 

Begins : 

Noe man is soe void of reason that knowes not... 

. . .to make them profittable members, to a common wealth. 

6. ff. 224—260. ' A Treatise of State Merchant and of 
Merchandizing State, consistinge of Commerce, Trade, and Traf- 
fique, and uphelde by the King 6"$ Boy all Exchanger s office. 
Written by William Sanderson, Gentleman, Cittizen and Mer- 
chant of London. Anno Domini mdc' 

Begins (after the dedication to the king, and the list of ' particulars 
handled in this treatise'): 

First of Commerce in general. Commerce properly taken is the 

o 2 



All which I humbly leave to your majesties most grave and judi- 
cious consideration. 

This is most probably by the same author as the Histories of the lives 
of Mary and James Vl., and of the Life of Charles L In the dedication, 
which is headed * a second present to the kinges most excellent memorie,' 
he speaks of having written a former treatise on Exchange. 

7. ff. 264 — 350. ' Certaine observations omitted in ffistorie, 
which happened unto England^ since before the yeare of our Lord 
God^ 1558. Wherein is also sett forth the reason and forme^ and 
by whom principally the remit of Holland hath bene originallie 


Queene Mary of famous memorie... 

...not to perish in their enemies destruction. 
Part of this consists of * Collections gathered out of a Booke written by Sir 
Itoger Williams and printed 1618,' i.e. The Actions of the Lowe Countries, 
Lond. 1618. 

8. ff. 354 — 385. ' The charge delivered by the Earle of 
Essex, and nine other Colonells, at the Councell Table, against the 
Viscount Wimbledon, Generall of the last Gales Voyage, with his 
Answere; containing a full relation of the Defeate of the same 

Begins : 

First wee humblie present unto your Lordshipps considerations... 

...but defendants may be best excused. Wimbledon. 
Sec Rushworth's Historical Collections, Vol. i. p. 196. 

1551 Gg". V. 19. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing 138 numbered leaves, 
with 40 lines in a page, written in Latin, in a neat hand of the 
xvth century. Many of the initial letters are wanting, having 
been left to be supplied by the illuminators, which was not sub- 
sequently done. 

Registrum Brevium. 

At the beginning is a table of writs upon paper, in a later hand. It has 
been often printed with alterations and additions. 


1552 Gg. V. 20. 

A narrow folio, on parchment, containing 198 leaves, with 
from 60 to 70 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand 
of the xivth century. 

Yeau-Book from Hilary Term, 3 Edw. II., to Trinity 
Term, 18 Edw. II. 

1553 Gg. V. 21. 

A quarto, on paper, of 60 pages of writing, in good preserva- 

'The foundation of the Uxiversitie of Cambridge with 


Benefactors, of the Colledges, publike Schooles and Librarie, 
now extant in the same. And the names of all the present M", 
and ffellowes, of everie particular Colledge. Together with the 
number of Magistrats, Grovemours, and officers, thereunto belong- 
ing, and the totall number of Students now therein residing. 
Collected Anno Domini 1621."' 

This is followed by a dedication to Thomas Paske, D.D. Master of Clare 
Hall, by John Scott. The legendary account of the foundation of the Uni- 
versity by Prince Canteber is given next, followed by the accounts of the 
several colleges, ending with Sidney Sussex College, each headed by the 
emblazoned coats of the founder and the college ; the Schools, Library, Ma- 
gistrates and officers of continuance, Councellors at Lawe for the Universitie 
and the King's Publike Professors and Lecturers, each headed by the per- 
sonal arms of the founder, of the then incumbent, of the office, or of the 
office impaling those of the incumbent. 

Afterwards there is a list of Officers daylie imployd by the Universitie, 
Degrees of all orders and sciences of Scholars in the Universitie,' and a list 
of the Masters of Clare HalL 

Then follow copies of two letters ; one addressed by the senate to king 
James I. and dated, *4° Nonas Febru. 1616;' the other, the king's answer, 
dated 'quatuor Kallendas Martias,' a.d. 1616. They are attested by John 
Scott as a Notary Public and ' Registrar Coll. sive Aulae de Clare.' They 
are printed in Cooper's Annak of Cambridge, in. 113 and 114. 

On the back of the title is a coat bearing Clare Hall impaling Paske. 
Quarterly, argent and sable ; in the second and third quarters three fleurs- 
de-lis in pale of the first ; a martlet sable for a difference in the first quarter. 
The coat of the supposed foimder of the University is blazoned, azure, three 
cawwns or. 


The founder of Magdalen College is stated to have been ' Edward Staf- 
ford last Duke of Buckingham/ and his arms are given. 

From the heading of the page on which the letter to the king commences 
we learn that the author of the book ' published to divei-s perticular Col- 
ledges' copies of it. 

Dr Woodham has made much use of the copy of this book preserved 
at Jesus College in liis Application of Heraldry to the illustration of various 
University and Collegiate Antiquities. Cambridge, 1841. 

The following is written upon a piece of paper pasted in at the beginning 
of the book : 

24 May 1656. a. w. w.... 

John Scot who set out this MSS, book, A° 1621 caused the same to be 
set out imprinted in single sheets in y^ yeare following A" 1622 where- 
in is wanting the Description of the foundation of Cambridg, where- 
with this book beginnes, as likewise the names of the M" and fellows 
of diverse CoUedgs w'=*' are herein set downe, likewise the Lers between 
K. James and the Universitie at y* end of this book are in the printed 
edition wanting. 

This same John Scot in the same year 1622 set forth likewise the 

description of the Colledges of Oxford universitie in like manner as he 

did of Cambridge w'^'' are printed in loose sheetes w**' y' armes of every 

Colledg as in this, but not in colours. 

Dr Woodham learned that this John Scott was the deputy of Camden, 

Clarencieux King at Arms (Appl. of Heraldry, p. 76). The printed copy 

has not been found. 

1554 Org V. 22. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1555 Qg. V. 23. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 30, regularly paged, with 
40 lines in a page. Date, about 1700. 

'A practical Discourse concerning the Magnitude of God's 
Mercy written originally in Latin by Erasmus, and done into 
English by Robert Warren, Student of Christ's College in 

Begins (after the dedication in Latin to Bp Moore) : 

Since I intend this day, most dearly beloved brethren... 

...all praise, glory, honour, might, majesty and dominion now hence- 
forth and for evermore. Amen : the end. 
R. Warren became D.D. in 1716, and Rector of St Mary, Stratford Bow. 


1556 Gg. 7. 24. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 300 in double columns, 
with 39 lines in each column. Date, the xvth century. 


The first 6 leaves contain the Kalendar, the Exorcismus salis et aqus 
begins f. 7, and the Missal begins as usual with the office for Advent Sun- 
day, after a prayer for the dean and other officers of the church to which 
the MS. belonged, the name being carefully effaced. The Canon is inserted 
f, 130 in its usual place; the Proprium Sanctorum begins f. 191 with St 
Andrew as usual, and the Commune Sanctorum in f. 251 b. After the 
Common follows in f. 285 the Officium pro defunctis, and in f. 292 the Ordo 
trigintalis Sancti Gregorii, [as in Ff. n. 31], the whole of this last being 
scratched through ^vith a pen. The MS. ends f. 300 a with the Missa pro 

1557— Gsr. V. 25—30. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1563 Gg. V. 31. 

A quarto, on parchment, 171 leaves of about 45 lines each, 
tolerably well preserved ; handwriting of the early part of the 
xvth century. 

Sacred Poetry, in early EngUsh. 

1. Explanation of the service used at mass, without title or 

Begins (foL 1 a) : 

Ye worthieste thyng mast of gudnes 

In yis worlde yan es y^ messe 

In all ye bokes of haly kyrke 

Yat haly men yat tj-me gune wyrke. 
It professes to be in the main translated from St Jerome, * a deuote man 
and a relygius.' 
EndsCfol. 5 6): 

Nomen scribentis benedicat lingua legentis 
_ Nomen scriptoris benedic Deus omnibus horis. 

2. ' Expositiones super Dominicalibus per annum^ a course of 
metrical Sennons on the Gospels throughout the year, with scrip 
tural and legendary' ' narrations.' 

After a prologue (fol. 5 6 to fol. 7 b), wherein the author gives his reasons 
for writing in the vernacular language, he commences at Advent Sunday : 


Ar Criste God sune of tyme was come 
Sathanas alle folk had niime 
For man kynde in prison he hclde 
Wouten help w*outen belde. 
This extract will suffice to shew the close affinity between the present 
series and one already noticed Dd. i. 1, § 4. In this case the language is 
still more strongly marked by Northumbrian peculiarities. 

The last of the Dominical Gospels here explained at length is that for 
the 23rd Sunday after Trinity, which ends fol. 13G h. But some other ho- 
milies are added, one for ' St Peter and St Paul/ reaching to fol. 149 a : 
And Peter and Paule yat he slew 
Her both now in blys i-nogh 
Tyll yat blys he bryng vs 
Our Lord dere swet Ihesus. Amen. 
3. '■ Passio Domini nostri Jesu GhristV (fol. 149 to fol. 171). 
Begins (fol. 149 a): 

Lystcnys now I wyll 30we tell 
Of mykell pyte I may 30W spell. 
For other copies, see Dd. i. 1, § 1. 

156*— Gff. V. 32, 33. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1566 Gg. V. 34. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 134, with 23 lines 
in a page. Date, the xiiith century. A leaf is lost between 
ff. 60 and 61, and the MS. is imperfect at the end. 

1- ff. 1 — 60. S. Anselmi Monologion. 

Begins (after a letter to Lanfranc, the preface, 'Quidara fratres...' and 
an index of chapters) : 

Si quis unam naturam summam... 


...solus deus ineffabiliter trinus et unus. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1853, i. coll. 141—224. 

The letter to Lanfranc is Epist. iv. 103, T. 11. col. 262. 

2. ff. 61 — 117. 'Ejusdem Liber cur Deus Homo.' 
Begins (after the index of chapters) : 

Sepe et studiosissime a multis rogatus sum... 

...Deo non nobis attribuerc debemus qui est bencdictus in sccula. 
Ibid. I. coll. 3G1- 432. 



3. ff. 118 — 134. DiALOGus ixTEB Gentilbm et Ghbis- 
TiANDM : imperfect. 

Begins : 

Maiestas dirina cur ad dolores mortalis nature Insuper et usque ad 
opprobria crucis se humiliavit... 


...est et hac vita iam multa qules data Sanctis... 

Towards the end of the dialogue the ' Gentilis' confesses himself con- 
vinced by the arguments of the * Christianus,' and they are afterwards styled 
' Discipulus' and ' Magister.' 

It is given as S. Anselm's in Dd. i. 21, § 24, but does not appear in the 
editions of his works. 

1567 Grg. V. 35. 

A quarto, on parchment, 454 leaves, 81 lines in each page 
(neglecting interlineations) ; for the most part well preserved, 
handwriting not earlier than the xith century (cf. fol. 440 a) : 
defective in one or two places and at the end. Once belonging 
to the monastery of St Augustine, Canterbury, 

Miscellanea, chiefly theological and in Latin. 

1 . ^Ars Jwenci presbiteri optimi poete et orator is, vel rethoris^ 
urhis Rome^ exametris vergibus de Evangelio Domini nostri Jesu 
Christi pens ad verhum translata'' (fol. 1 to fol. 53). 

See above, Ff. rv. 42. The present MS. contains very frequent glosses, 
some of which are Anglo-Saxon. 

2. ^Paschale Carmen Sedulu rethoris noui et veteris Te^a- 
mentr (fol. 53 to fol. 85 b) : with glosses as before. 

See above, Ee. vi. 38, §§ 1 — .3. The hj-mns there mentioned are also 
found in the present MS. 

3. '• Aratoris suhdia/:oni aecledue Romae Historia Apostolica* 
(fol. 86 h to fol. 127 «) : with copious Latin glosses. 

Printed in the Biblioth. Patrum, ed. Galland, xii. 95 sq. This MS. con- 
tains also the addresses to the abbot Florian and pope Vigil ius (fol. 8-5 6 to 
fol. 866); together with verses in praise of Arator (fol. 127), which are 
printed for the Caxton Society, ed. Giles, 1851, pp. 67 — 69. 

4. ^ Prosper i Epigrammaia super dicta 8. AugusiinV (foL 
127 i to fol. 147'./) : ' capitula cvi'' with a few Latin glosses. 

Printed among Prosper's Work^, fol. 161 sq. ed. Colon. 1565. 


5. ^ Tironis Prosperi Exortatio ad Vxorem'' (fol. 14-7 a to 
fol. ]49rt). 

Printed, as above, fol. 177 sq. and conjecturally attributed to Paulinus, 
Bishop of Nola- 

6. ^Prudentii Psichomachia' (fol. 14:9 a to fol. 16oa) : with 
copious glosses. 

Printed among the Works of Prudentius, pp. 356 sq. Hala?, 1703. 

7. ^ Ejusdem Tituli de Historiis ueteris et noui Testamenti 
per metrum quod Grece dirocheum ml tetrasticon uocaiur, hoc estj 
opus quattuor uersuum'' (fol. 165 a to fol. 168 a). 

Printed, as above, pp. 491 sq. 

8. ' Libellus de Fenice^ Pamdisi (ut fertur) hahitatrice^'' here 
ascribed to Lactantius (fol. 168 a to 170 5) : a few glosses. 

See Lactant. 0pp. p. 531, Basil. 1503. 

9. ' Boefii ex consule ordinarii patricii Philosophiae Conso- 
latio'' (fol. 171 to fol. 210 h) ; with very frequent glosses. 

Often printed. 

10. '■ Bahani Mauri de Laude Sancte Gruels' (fol. 210 6 to 
fol. 263 a). 

Printed entire as early as 1603. After the prologue this copy has an 
' Intercessio Albini [Alcuini] pro Mauro' (fol. 211 6) ; and twenty-eight illus- 
trative plates. 

11. A prose treatise on Music ; no title nor author's name. 
Begins (fol. 264 a): 

[A]d musicse initiamenta quemlibet ingredi cupientem... 
Ends (fol. 277 a) : 

Ego sum ueritas ct uita. alleluia, alleluia. 
It is incorrectly ascribed to St Augustine in the table of contents prefixed 
to tliis volume by a later hand. 

A gap, extending to three folios, occurs in the MS. (fol. 277 to fol. 281). 

12. ^ Althelmi [Aldhelmi] de Laude Uirginitaiis'' (fol. 281 
to 319 J) : in Latin verse, with some few glosses. 

This copy contains the ' Prjefatio ad Maximam Abbatissam.' The whole 
is printed among the Works of Aldhelm, pp. 135 sq. ed. Giles, 1844. 

13. *^ Eiusdem de Virtutum pugna cum uitiis'' (fol. 3196 to 
fol. 327 a) : in Latin verse. 

Printed, as above, pp. 203 sq. with the title, De Octo principalibus VUiit. 


14. * Liber Milonis monachi de Laude Pudicitie vel sobrie- 
tatis' (fol. 327 a to fol. 362 a). 

The prologue, addressed ' Glorioso regi Karolo,' begins : 
Principibus priscis uatum placuisse camenas 
Nouimus et sumptos tali pro munere honores. 

15. '■Versus de xii. Lapidihus pretiosis'' (fol. 362 a). 
Printed, among other Anecdota, for the Caxton Society, 1851, ed. Giles, 

pp. 66, 67. 

16. Verses on AU Saints" Day: without title. 
Begins (fol. 362 ft) : 

Aula supema poli reboet modulamine dulci. 

17. Verses addressed to a clericJc: no title; full of Grsecisms 
and other peculiarities, which are explained by an interhnear 

Begins (foL 3G3 h) : 

Clerice dj'pticas lati ne dempseris umquam. 

18. Ttco Hymns, without title, beginning 

(1) O Dee cunctipotens anime dator, O Dee Christe. 

(2) Omnipotens solus regnas qui trinus et unus. 

19. ^ Trrisio cuiusdam Scolastici contra Calms'' (fol. 367 a). 
' Responsio Hughaldi de Laude Caluorum^ 

Both printed for the Caxton Society, as above, pp. 70 sq. 

20. ' Versus de Filomda ' (fol. 369 a). - 
Printed, as above, p. 69. 

Annexed are a few verses De Septem Diebus, also printed as above, p. 65. 

21. '■ Enigmata EusehiV (fol. 370a) : with glosses. 
Printed, as above, pp. 54 sq. 

22. ' Enigmata Tautuini [Tatwinij ' (fol. 374 h) : with glosses. 
Printed, as above, pp. 25 sq. 

23. ' Dogmata Alhini ad Carolum Imperatorem'' (fol. 378 a). 

24. ' Distica eiusdem ad ewtdem regeni' (fol. 379 1). 

25. ' Versus cuiusdam Seoii de Alfaheto'' (fol. 381 a). 
Printed for the Caxton Society, as above, p. 36. 

26. ' Bonifacii Enigmata de Virtiuiibm'' (fol. 382 a). 
Printed, as above, pp. 18 sq. 

27. ^De Acerbissimis Malts'' (fol. 385 a). 
Printed, as above, pp. 38 sq. 


28. A Hymn (fol. 388 i), commencing 

Sancte Sator, Legis Lator. 
Printed, as above, pp. 4G, 47. 

29. *■ EpitapUum AlcuinV (see his Works, Vol. i. p. Ixix.). 

30. ' Enigmata SimphosW (fol. 389 a) : with glosses. 
Begins : 

Hec quoque simphosius de carmine lusit inepto. 

31. '■Althelmi Enigmata mille uersibm currentia'' (fol. 394 a) : 
with copious glosses, some of which are in Anglo-Saxon. 

Printed among Aldhelm's Works, pp. 248—273, ed. Giles. 

32. 'Cato,'' his distichs, with the ' Epistola' prefixed (fol. 
407 a). 

Sie Smith's Diet, of Greek and Roman Biog. i, 634, G35. 

33. ' Versus Columhani abbatis de Bonis Moribus observandis'' 
(fol. 412 J). 

Printed among the Works of Columbanus, Max. BihL Pat rum (Lugdun. 
1G77), XII. 35. 

34. * Versus Bede de Die ludicii'' (fol. 416 a). 
Printed in Bede's Works, i. 99 sq. ed. Giles. 

35. '■ uEnigmata,'' in the table of contents attributed to Bede 
(fol. 418 J) : with copious glosses. 

Begins : 

Nil herebo melius celo sic peius habetur. 

36. After two pieces in the Greek language, but written in 
the ordinaiy characters, are two metrical versions of the Lord's 
Prayer in Latin (fol, 421 a). 

Printed for the Caxton Society, as above, pp. 47, 48. 

37. The Gloria in Excelsis (Greek), and the Nicene Creed 
(Greek, with Latin interlinear version), are followed by Verses on 
the Creed in Latin (fol. 422 a). 

This last is printed, as before, p. 49. 

38. Short enigmas in Latin (fol. 422 b). 

39. Latin Verses on the Te Deum (fol. 423 a). 

40. ' Bibliotheca Magnifica^ (fol. 423 b) : a series of enigmas. 
Printed, as before, pp. 60—63. 

41. A prose treatise on Medicine (fol. 425 b) : no title. 

[]Q1ui vult potionem solutionis accipcre, hoc modo id fuciat... 


42. Lyrics in honour of the emperors of Germany during the 
first half of the xith Century (fol. 432) : in double columns, 
damaged here and there. 

Printed in Eccard, Feter. Monument. Leips. 1720, and more recently in 
Hoffmann's Fundgruben fur Gesch. Deutscher Sprache, pp. 16, 340. Several 
marks of chronology are furnished by this portion of the MS., making it 
highly probable that the date of composition was the reign of Henry III. 

43. A short collection of Hymns (fol. 444), mutilated at the 
end, where a considerable gap occurs in the paging. 

44. Certain medical prescriptions (fol. 452 b) : without title ; 

Judging from the table of contents prefixed to the volume, it formerly 
contained some Oratums of Cicero. 

1568 Gg. V. 36. 

A small quarto, of 380 pages, with red marginal ruling, with 
about 31 lines in a page. 

A Collection of State Papers of the Reigns of Mary 
AND Elizabeth, illustrating the Spanish War. 

The date appears 1590. The compiler s name does not appear. 

1. pp. 1 — 20. 'A Memorial of the matters to be intreated 
at the CoUoquie to be holden at Burges, betwixt the Commission- 
ers of her Majestye, that is, the Viscount Montague, Mr Doctor 
Wotten, one of her Ma'"^ privye Counsell, and Mr Haddon, Master 
of Requests, of the one part, and the Commissioners of the Kinge 
of Spayne on the other, made at Westminster the xi of March, 
1564, in the seaventh yeere of her Ma*** raigne.' 

Refers to the complaints of the Netherlanders, Camden, p. 71. 
Begins : 

First the Commissioners for her Majestic... 

...if those lowe Countreyes should not be graunted. 

2. pp. 21 — 25. ' Instructions given the viii of June, 1575, 
to Daniel Rogers, being then dispatched into Holland to the 
Prince of Aurange, by her Ma''* order."" 

A Complains of the restrictions on trade, and expostulates concerning his 

™^ design of alliance with the French king. Camd. p. 208. 


Begins : 

First you shall declare unto him... 
Ends: deale with the sayd Prince. 

3. pp. 26, 27. * A letter from the Lordes and others of the 
Counsell, with a memoriall of instructions sent to Sir Humfrey 
Gilbert and the English in the Lowe Countreys, by — Pyckraan, 
one of her Ma*'* ordinarye Captaynes at Barwicke.'' 

Recommends Sir Humfrey to maintain strict discipline. 
Begins : 

After our harty commendations... 
Ends : 

...any thinge that reasonably wee may for our weale. 

4. pp. 28 — 32. ' A Memoriall for Pickraan, one of her 
Ma*'® ordinarie Captaines at Bar wick. ■" 

Begins : 

You shall with all speede. . . 

...otherwise that letter is not written but for that purpose. 
These instructions seem to hare been occasioned by the English reverses. 
Camd. p. 206. 

5. pp. 33 — 39. ' Instructions given by her Ma"® the — of 
May, 1575, to Daniell Sylvester, beinge then sent to the Emperour 
of Eussia.' 

Explains certain misunderstandings. 

After the deliverie of our lettera you shall... 
Ends : 

...this our answere toucliinge the sayd pointes. 

6. pp. 40 — 50. ' Instructions given to Sir Henry Cobham, 
Knight, the — of July, 1575, beinge then sent from her Majestic 
to the King of Spayne.' 

See Camden, p. 208. 
Begins : 

You shall at your first accesse unto the Kinge... 

...upon flatt deniall thereof re tumc home. 

7. pp. 53 — 64. ' Instructions given the 29th of October, 
1575, unto Robert Corbett, Esq., beinge then sent from her 


Majestic to the Governor of the King of Spaine, in the Lowe 
Countreys [Requesens],' 
See Camden, ibid. 
Begins : 

First you shall declare unto him before your departure... 

...with victuaUs and all other necessaries. 

8. pp. 67 — 75. ' Instructions for John Hastings, sent into 
Holland to the Prince of Aurange, the 29 of October, 1575."' 

See Camden, ibid. 
Begins : 

After that you shalbe well informed... 

...before any resolution can be taken. 

9. pp. 77 — 85. ' Instructions for William Davison, sent 
into the Lowe Countreys the xxix"* of March, 1576, given by 
her Majestie.' 

Begins : 

After the deliverie of our letters to whome you shall finde... 

...Allegations of the refiisalL 

10. pp. 87 — 95. * Instructions given by the Queenes Majestic 
to her trusty and welbeloved servant, Thomas Randolphc, Esq., 
sent in speciall Ambassage to the French Kinge, the second of 
Aprell, 1576."' 

These instructions answer to Camden's account, p. 213. 
Begins : 

After conference had... 

. . .forbeared to take order in that behalfe. 

11. pp.96 — 98. * Instructions given by the Lords of her 
Majestie's Privj-e Counsell to Mr Robert Beale (Clerk of the 
Council), dispatched to the Prince of Aurange the xi of Aprell, 

Camden, p. 214. 

You shall immediately e upon your arrivall at Flushinge... 

.. .as it is by us signed. 


12. pp. 100 — 104. 'Instructions for our trustye and wel- 
beloved Sir Amyas Poulet, Knight, appointed to be our Ambas- 
sador resident with our good brother the French Kinge." 

These relate to trade, and the protection of the Huguenots. 
Begins : 

Forasmuch as wee have alreadye determined... 
Ends: best able to informe you in that behalfe. 

13. pp.106 — 111. 'Instructions given to Mr Dr Willson, 
sent into the lowe Countreys to the States there, the xxii^ of 
October, 1576.' 

Camden, p. 214. 
Begins : 

Forasmuch as wee finde yt very necessarye in the present trouble- 
some and broken state of the lowe Countreycs. . . 

...and the furtherance of our service. 

14. pp. 112 — 125. ' Instructions given to S"" John Smyth, 
Knight, beinge sente from us to our good brother the Kinge of 
Spayne, for oure affaires, the xxviii*"* of November, 1576.' 

Camden, p. 214. They relate to the wai-s in the lowe Countreye, and 
require him, failing other means, to use intimidation. 
Begins : 

You shall at your first accesse unto the Kinge... 

...our merchants and subjects in any place of his dominions what- 

15. pp.126 — 134. 'Instructions given by her Majestie to 
Edward Horsey, Esquire, the xiiiith of December, beinge sent to 
Don John, D. Austria.' 

Camden, p. 219. To demand redress, as well as to offer assistance against 
the French. 
Begins : 

After the deliverie of our letters of credytt... 

...our sayd subjects in that behalfe. 

16. pp. 136 — 141. ' Instructions given to Phih'p Sydney, 
Esquier, beinge sent to the Emperourthe vii"' of Februarye, 1576.'' 

On the death of Maximilian. As Camden, p. 216. 


Begins : 

^Vee thinke yt very convenient in your way... 

...home to our presence with convenient speede. 

17. pp. 142 — 144. 'Instructions given by her Majestie to 
Edmund Huggins, sent to the Kinge of Maruccos and Fesse, the 
— of Aprell, 1577.' 

Concerning trade, and exportation of artillery and ammunition. 
Begins : 

After the deliverie of our letters to the Kinge... 
Ends: him and his people convenient. 

1 8. pp. 146 — 149. ' Instructions given to Mr William Davi- 
son, Esquier, beinge sent to reside as her Majesties Agent in the 
lowe Countreyes, the second of August, 1577.' 

To counteract Don John. 
Begins : 

Being given to understand that the troubles... 

...and which of them stands neutral!. 

19. pp. 150 — 152. ' Instructions given to Mr Dr Rogers and 
Mr Jenkinson, beinge sent to Embden to treate with the Kinge 
of Denmarks Commissioners.' 

Complaints of restrictions on trade. 

Whereas upon the traffique of our merchants into Russia... 

...full satisfaction of our good brother the Kinge. 

20. pp. 1 54 — 1 57. ' Instructions given by the Queenes Majes- 
tie unto her right trustye and right welbeloved cosin and Counsel- 
lor, the Earle of Bedford, Keeper of her pri^-y scale, and her right 
trustye and welbeloved the Lord Fitzwaters, being presentlye sente 
as her Honourable Ambassadors to the Prince of Spaine, for the 
purpose ensueinge, the xii**" of March, 1553.' 

This document relates to the intended marriage of Philip and Mary. 
Begins : 

Our sayd Ambassadors after the deliveiye of our letters... 

. . untill his cominge hytiier. 
VOL. HI. p 


21. pp. 158 — 161. ' Instructions for the same.' 

This paper seems displaced ; probably it should follow the next. It 
relates to Scottish irruptions. 
Begins : 

Wheras many informations... 

...for the payment of the rest. 

22. pp.162 — 165. ' Instructions for Sir Thomas Challenor, 

sente to the Dowager of Scotlande, in February, 1 555."' 

Begins : 

The said Sir Thomas takeinge with him... 

Ends : the sayd chardge commytted unto him. 

23. pp.166 — 169. 'Instructions given to our trustye and 
welbeloved servant, — Shelley, sent to our good brother, the King 
of Romans, for the purpose ensueinge, delivered at West' the xi"' 
daye of December, 1557' (sic). 

Concerning the Queen's intended marriage with Philip. 
Begins : 

First our sayd servant shall passe to such place... 


...the emperor's pasporte for your goeinge and comeinge through 

24. pp. 173 — 179. ' Instructions given by the Queen's Majes- 
tic to her trustye servant Henry Kelligree, beinge sent into Almaine 
to Fredericke the Count Palatine, for these things ensueinge at 
Hampton Courte, the 26 of Januarye, 1568.' 

Concerning the protection of Protestants. 

Begins : 

Whereas the sayd Coimte Palatine sente unto us... 


...whereof wee praie yow to have good regarde. 

25. pp. 181 — 185. ' Instructions for Henrie Kelligree, Esq., 
beinge sent into France to supplie the place of Francis Walsing- 
ham, Esq., her Majestie's Ambassador with the French Kings 
duringe the time that the sayd Walsingham shalbe absent from 
the Courte of France to recover his health from such infirmities 
as presentlie he is troubled withall, the — Anno 1571.' 


These concern the Queen of Scots' disturbances, and Elizabeth's treaty 
of marriage with the Duke of Anjou. 


You shall repaire to our Ambassador, Francis Walsingham..- 


. . in nature to doe for our selfe, and in duetye for our Realme. 

26. pp. 194 — 211. ' A short Discourse, wherein is sett downe 
the very trueth of the Kinge of Spaine his designe against this 
whole Isle, by the Master of Gray, 1589.'' 

The object of this discourse is to warn the Scotch against the practices 
and intrigues of the King of Spain. In the peroration the matter is arranged 
imder 14 heads. 

Begins : 

The wiser sorte and men best broken in afiayres of all ages- 

. . .he would performe in case he were present himselfe, 26 Feb^. 1590. 

The remainder of the volume is blank. 

^569 Gg. V. 37. 

A small quarto, of the xvth century, chiefly on parchment, 
but in the latter part paper has been used with the parchment. 
It contains 161 leaves, with about 34 lines in a page. 

1. ff. 3 — 105a. ' Epistolakes Quedam formule quas 
coRRECTORiA vocAXT."* ' Extracto ex majorum literarura mis- 
sivarumque colectorio Scolaribus Louvanii in pedagogio Lilii lec- 
tarum exemplorum gratia."* 

The date (1475 — 80) of this collection may be ascertained by a reference 
in one of the last letters, * Me pie subjiciens vigUantissimo pastori nostro 
domino Thome QRotheram], Dei gratia Lincolniensi episcopo hujus alme 
universitatis totiusque regni meritissimo canceUario.' The letter is dated 
from St Michael's house in the University of Cambridge. 
The heading of the first is, 

Intimatur amico impletio sue petitioms quoad collectionem episto- 
The dating, &c. of the last letter (addressed to Richard Duke of Glou- 
cester) are as follows : 

E Cantabrigia vn Idibus Aprilibus. Et congregatione regentium et 
non regentium Cantabrigiensis. Subscriptio. Principis invictissimi Glou- 
cestrie duci et inclitissimi exarata hec benignissimo offerantur aspectui. 



2. ff. 107— 160 a. 'Egidius DE Ubinis.V 
See Ee. ii. 20, § 12. 

The poem is accompanied with copious notes in prose. 
Beginning : 

In prima parte incipit autor dare tres expositiones. . . 
Ending : • 

. . .et caloris mitigacio. 

3. ff. 160 5 — 161. A Medical Tract on Planetary 


Begins : 

Prima secimdum sententiam Ptolemei in suo sentilogio... 
Ends: mediocriter vero mediocris est, &c. 

There is the commencement of a contemporary table of the letters in the 
first section, on the first fly-leaf. 

1570 Gg. VI. 1. 

A small quarto, on paper, of three several sizes, containing 
244 leaves, many of which are blank. 

1. The Note Book op an Attorney (whose name does 
not appear, but who probably resided in Essex), on 145 leaves, 
badly written in a contemporary hand. 

With the exception of a very few references to the Statutes and to re- 
ported cases, it consists of notes of actions in which the writer was engaged, 
in which are given the names of the plaintiff and defendant, the nature of 
the action, statement of the case, amount of damages, plea of the defendant, 
names of the witnesses on his own side (which is noted) with the points 
which they were to prove. In hardly any case is the verdict given. It 
contains also lists of the actions at the Essex Assizes (lield at Chelmsford, 
Witham,and Brentwood,) from August, 1633, to March, 1GG9 — 70, at wliich 
it frequently gives the names of the Judges. The number of cases at an 
assize sometimes exceeds 80. The Judges are, Justice Mallet, K.B., Francis 
Bacon, K.B., Serjeant Cressheld, (afterwards J.C.P.), Serjeant Keble, for 
Peter Phesant, C. P., sick, Serjeant Greene for the same, Baron Gates, Ed- 
ward Atkins, C.P., Baron Rigbey, John Puliston, C.P., Peter Warberton, 
C.P., Richard Aske, K.B., Oliver St John, Ch. C.P., Serjeant Newdigate, 
Baron Pepys, Serjeant Steele (Recorder of London), Sergeant Crooke, Ser- 
jeant Hill, Matthew Hale, C.P., Chief Baron Widrington, Orlando Bridge- 
man, Ch. C. P., Samuel Browne, C.P., Jolm Keeling, Ch. K. B., Serjeant 
Browne, and William Morton, K.B. 


2. A Guide to Courts Leete and Courts Baron. 

Written in a very small neat hand, in the reign of Elizabeth, on 24 
leaves, with about 60 lines in a page. On the first page was written, in a 
contemporary hand, ' John EUease,' to which an r has been added in a dif- 
ferently coloured ink, making the name ' EUeaser.' It is divided into the 
following chapters : 

* The causes why court leete and courte baron were ordeyned' 

' The manner of keeping y^ veito of /rank pledg' 

' Le precepteJ' 

' The entry of the court rok.' 

' An exortation to y^ inqueste in courte leete.' 

'An exhortation to y^ inqueste in courte baron.' 

' An exhortation to the inquest in court leete and court baron.* 

These exhortations are quaint and interesting. They are of some length, 
and treat of the duties of piety and virtue in the various relations of life, 
abounding in illustrations from the Sacred Scriptures, as well as from Plato, 
QuintUian, and other moral writers. In the last, the assembly is exhorted 
to do good in imitation of Abraham, Daniel, and the Apostles; and that 
' the ready way to doe this good is to eschew three things, 
Envye j f i i Love 

Flattery e & ?< and to cleave to? I Just dealing & 
Briberye •' ' ' 'A cleare conscience.' 

' JTie Articles of ye charge in courte leete! 

'Authoritye ofy"- stewarde' 

' In what place and at what time y^ leete shall be kept.' 

' XII shai be of the inquest in leete, otherwise the presentments not tra- 

' Bilawes.' 

' The articles ofyt charge in court Baron.' 

' The oth ofy'- Reeve or Baily.' , 

' The oth ofy Greve, Hay war de, or Beadle. 

' The oth del desnier.' 

' The oth of y^ Assizors.' 

' The oth of Fealty.' 

' The oth ofy« Aletastor.' 

' The oth ofrf Constable.' 

' The oth ofy' Forman." 

After 8 blank leaves are 

Six Addresses of a similar nature, and evidently intended for a like 
occasion, as the ' Exhortations' above noticed. They are written in a simiLir 


though not identical hand, of the same date, and extend to IG leaves. The 
last ' intreates of Judgment and Justice,' and begins : 

* Masters, I have shewd you your duty toward God, your duty to- 
ward prince and country, the duties of superiors and inferiors'... 


* When, sayth the Evangelist, they shall shine as the sunne in the 
kingdom of their father. (Matth. xiii.)' 

After many blanks is a page containing the commencement of a charge, 
with erasures and interlineations, followed by two pages of unconnected 

3. ' Les divisions del title destates,' and ' Les divi- 
sions DE LE TITLE DE DisTRESsE eu le grande Abridgment de 
Mr Brooke.' 

The latter does not go beyond the first division. The two occupy six 
leaves, in a handwriting of the xviith century. 

4. Forms op proceedings in actions of Trespass, Re- 
plevin, AND Assise of Novel Disseisin. 

These occupy 8 leaves, in a handwriting of the xviith century, in Latin 
and French. 

157X Grg. VI. 2. 

A small octavo, on vellum, containing 205 leaves (excluding 
blanks), each page containing about 30 lines neatly written in a 
small distinct hand of the xvth century. The capital letters are 
illuminated in gold and colours and are manifestly of French work. 


Begins (fol. 1): 

Urbis Rome (Lib. x. Praef.)... 

Ends (fol. 203) : 

...supplicio coegit (Lib. ix. c. 16). 

After these follow the Capitula, being 82 in all, the MS. ending thus : 
'Expliciunt capittula ix. librorum Valerii Maxirai.' On the first leaf is 
written : * A Brodcau S'. dc la Chastiere.' His name and also that of J. B. 
Hautin are written inside the cover. 

1572 Gtg. VI. 3. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing 382 leaves, besides 18 
fly-leaves. The writing is of various hands, but all of the xivth 



Many of these are imperfect. Few have been printed. The leaves arc 
much displaced by the binder. 

The first 80 leaves contain chiefly the Treatises and Tables of John Man- 
duth (see Tanner, p. 506), with Tracts on the Catha conjuncta, and Catha 
^ disjuncta, and rules, &c. assigned to Campanns, Gfebir, Ptolemy, and others. 

After 10 blank leaves, fF. 90 — 138 contain 9 Canons for the calculation of 
Eclipses, Fig:ures of Constellations, Almanacks, and Tables. At f. 139 begins. 
Liber Mgri Rogeri de Hereford de Judiciis siderum et Astrologie (Quoniam 
regulas artis Astronomice...), see Tanner, p. 641. £ 1546 begins. Liber Zael 
in Astronomia et Judiciis. f. 201, Tractatus de Sphera editus a Mj^stro 
Roberto de Grosteste (see Ff. vi. 13, § 2). ff. 206—229, Astronomical Tracts 
and Tables, f. 230, A Tract on Squaring the Circle, by Campanus, printed 
in Margarita Philosophica, Basil, 1535, p. 1239, concluding with the verses 
* Rem novam mirabilem.' See Ee. ni. 61, § 21. Following this are tracts with 
figures, giving the elements of the epicyclic orbits of the superior planets, by 
John de Lineriis. f. 273, Tractatus novi Quadrantis, and of the instrument 
Albyon. See Ee. ni. 61, § 2. f. 309, Tracts on Mensuration and Trigono- 
metry, f. 323, On the Instrument called Semissis. £ 378, An incomplete- 
work, wanting its commencement, on Arithmetic. There are also several 
Trigonometrical Tables. 

The writing and compilation are very careless, and parts of the volume 
are nearly Ulegible through &ding of the ink. 

1573 Gg. VI. 4. 

See Catalogrue of Oriental MSS. 

1574 Gg. VI. 5. 

A quarto, on parchment, of 135 leaves of 29 lines. The writing 
is of the XV th centurj-. 

Liber de Bestiis et aliis rebus. 

This work is that published with the above title under the name of 
Hugo de S. Victore \_Opp. m. p. 9, &c. Migne]. The arrangement in the 
present MS. is very diflferent from that of the printed edition. It contains 
the first three books, and a lai^e appendix on trees. There are many refer- 
ences in the work to S. Isidorus, Etyrn. lib. xii. which do not appear in the 
printed copies. The illustrations are curious. 

The book has formerly belonged to George Wiliiams, in whose writing 
there is a ^Velsh inscription on the first fly-leaf, ' Gwithred yellifir lium a 
berthin ve thangos natyriathe,' &c. 


1*75 Gg. VI. 6. 

A moderate-sized octavo, on paper, in bad condition, consist- 
ing of 200 leaves, a few of which are blank : number of lines in a 
page very various: written in a neat small hand of the xviith 

1. 'M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammaton liber primus: ab 
altero Constructiones.' 

Contains a paraphrase of a great many epigrams of Martial. 

2. ' Ad genus omne scriptionis preceptiones et exempla 
servato ordine rerum quae in vita geruntur.' fol. 158. 

Begins : 

Initium ducetur a colloquio proci cum puella. 
The work contains 23 chapters. 

3. * CoUectiones ex M. T. Cicerone de Officiis ; Terentio et 
Seneca ; Ciceronis libro de araicitia ; MartiaU ; Velleio Pater- 
culo ;** aliisque scriptoribus. fol. 1 70. 

Contains a multitude of small extracts, without notes. 

1576 Gg. VI. 7. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing 151 leaves (the 
last 8 of which are blank) partially numbered, with 33 lines in a 
page, written in Law- French and Latin, in hands (with the ex- 
ception of No. 9) of the xvth century. The initial letters 
through about half the volume are in gold and colours. 

Law Tracts. 

1. A Book of Tenures, in French, extending over 9 leaves, with a con- 
tinuation, upon 2 leaves, in Latin. This is the same as that in Gg. vi. 44. 
It was printed in London, in 1532, by Rob. Redman, under the title of * The 
old Tenures.' 

2. * Brevia originalia et officialia Judicialia,' in French. 

This title is supplied from the colophon to the same Tract in Gg. vi. 44, 
No. 4, where it is attributed to John Stafford, of Tolston, in the county of 
York. It was several times printed anonymously by the early i)rintor8. 
Richard Pynson (who issued more than one edition) so printed it m London 
in 1528, with additions, under the title of ' Natura Brevium.' 

It commences with a table of writs, and is preceded by 2 leaves con- 
taining notes on Dower and other legal subjects, verses for remembering the 
common-days in Banco, and a list of Return-days in the Common Bench. 


3. Forms of Petitions, in French, occupying 37 leaves. 

4. ' Proprietates Narracionum,' in Latin, 6 leaves. ! 

5. ' Notabilia Statutorum, et de Danipnis,' in Latin, 3 leaves, on the 
last of which are some verses headed * Ordo instructionis cartarum.' 

6. * Actus inter Henricum VI." Regem Anglie et ExceUentem Princi- 
pem Ricardum Ducem Ebor. in ultimo Parliamento tempore ipsius Regb, 
et immediate post beUum de Northampton, Anno regni sui tricesimo nono, 
apud Westmon. inter alia editus, &c.' In English, 4 leaves. 

At the end is a note, in Latin, of the succession of the kings of England, 
from 'William the Conqueror to Edw. IV., serving as an introduction to the 

7. Genealogical Tables, in medallions, of the royal family of England, 
from Henrj- III. to Edward IV., in whose reign it appears to have been 
written : in Latin, 4 leaves. 

8. ' Forme Excepcionum omnium Brevium,' in Latin, 8 leaves, on the 
last of which is a note, ' Essonie calumpniande,' and * Statutom de Emptoii- 
bus terrarum.' 

9. A table of the kings of England, from Alfred to Edward VI., with 
the number of years of their reign. Written in the reign of Queen Mary. 

1577 Gg. VI. 8. 

A small quarto, on vellum, containing AT. 172 in double columns 
of 37 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

The New Testament, ix the later version of Wyc- 


This MS. is marked t in Forshall and Madden's edition of Wycliffe's 
Bible, Oxf. 1850. See p. liv. It contains the ordinary prologues : the 
initial letters are illuminated. 

On a fly-leaf at the end, in a hand of the xvith century, is the Epistle to 
the Laodiceans with its prologue : the various readings of this are given in 
the Oxford edition, T. rv. pp. 438, 439. 

1578 Gg. VI. 9. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing if. 178, with about 22 
lines in a page. Written in London, in 1589. 

1. ff. 1 — 135. 'Fasti Triumphorum et magistratuum 
RoMAxoRLM ab u. c. ad Augusti obitum, additis nummorum 
descriptionibus. Ex Hub. Goltzio, opera J. C, O. [i.e. Jacobi 
Colii Orteliani] anno 1588, Antverpiae.' 


Begins : 

Primum quod ad nummos attinct, lectori sciendum est... 


...Placuit itaque cum ipso statim Augusti decessu, summam huic 
operi manum imponere. Haec H. Golzius. 
Full indexes follow. 

2. ff. 138 — 178. 'GrvECa NumismataExternobum Regum 
AC PopuLORUM descripta et exposita. Opera Jac. Colli Orteliani. 
Anno 1588. AntverpisG.' 

Begins : 

Quis cuique genti populove typus in suo nummo usui fuit... 


...Pallas dextra victoriolam cum corona, sinistra hastam tenens. 

This has also full indexes. The descriptions of the coins are arranged 
alphabetically. This work, like the former, is written out carefully for the 
press, but does not seem to have been published. 

1579 Gg. VI. 10. 

A small octavo, of 42 leaves (three both at the beginning and 
end being blank), each page containing about 14 lines, neatly 
written in a hand of the xvth century. 
' Mt^a>)X Tov ^eWou ets rrjv y^v^oynv'iav too WXnToovo^! 
Begins (fol. 4) : 

TO fi€P Xfyofifvov, 
Ends (fol. 39) : 

oJf 6eias ({)covas ravra ide^avro. 
This treatise has been edited by LinJer at Upsal, 18.54 : see Cnmhridge 
Journal of Classical and Sacred Fhilol.for 1854, p. 424; also Fabr. Bibl. Gr. 
Vol. X. p. 66. (ed. Harl.) 

X580 ^S' VI. 11. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 67, of which many 
are blank, with about 35 lines in a page. Date, about 1 G80. 

1, ff. 2 — 33. A transcript of the letters that passed between 
Dr H. More, and Mr 11. H., about the Ericheiridion Meta- 
physicu m of th e former. 

Begins : 

Honoured Sir, 

Soon after the receipt of your Enchiridion Metaphysicum... 




...I take leave and rest, dcare Sir, 

Your affectionate servant, H. M. 

These letters are dated from Aug. 1671, to March 167i. Dr More's are 
all dated from C. C. C. i. e. Christ's Coll. Cambridge. His correspondent 
writes from P. G. near London. The name has been filled up in £ 1 in the 
MS. and is apparently Ham ; but it has been run through with a pen. The 
letters chiefly contain corrections of Dr More's Latinity. 

2. ff. 36, 37. ^Iscuicus Vossius Excellentissitno Domino 
Magna Anglice CanceUario^ de lite sua cum D. Heveninghamio.'' 

Begins : 

Quod jam pridem in vobis fuit ut litis quae est cum D. Hevening- 

...causie mes sequitate apud te conseqnar gratiam. 
This letter is dated xxv Mali. 1676. LondinL 

3. ff. 39 — 48. Theological notes: in a different hand. 

These are very scanty, and concern * The general proposition to be proved 
in Mr Dod well's discourse of Schism,' ' Of Purgatory and Paradise, and the 
state and place of souls departed,' and * Of Moses* law, and whether it 
required obedience absolutely perfect.* 

The rest of the MS. is blank. 

1581 C^. VI. 12. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 60, in double 
columns of 41 lines. Some leaves are lost at the end of the 
' Dextra Pars,' between ff. 14 and 15. The initial letters are gilt. 
Date, the xvth century. It is bound up with the preceding MS. 

GnLiELMi DE Pagula * OcuLOs Sacerdotis :' imperfect. 

Begins (f. 1 in the middle of B. ii.) : fine, ideo job 27. diues cam dormierit... 
Ends (f. 5) : present! vita per gratiam in futuro per gloriam. Ad qoam per- 
ducat, &c. 
See Gg. L 13. 

This is followed by a paragraph on penitence, ' pena dampnatorum,' &c. 
headed 'Ad Thes. v,' occupying f. 59 A — GO. 


»582 Gg. VI. 13. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 54, with 32 lines in 
a page ; and many more blank leaves at the end. Date, the xvnth 

'The HisTORiE OP Dr Martyn Luther, with his life and 
doctrine described.' 
Begins : 

Martyn Luther after he was growne in yeares... 
Ends : 

...vid. the manner and forme of degradading [sic] a preist ibidem 
[i. e. Foxe's Acts and Monuments'], pag. 107, 108. 

ff. 47 — 52 are blank, f. 63 contains a letter without any signature, in 
a different hand from the rest of the MS., announcing to a lord, that the 
writer sends as a ' small toaken of his love, a choyne of Bacon, afatt Turkey, 
and two fatt geese.' f. 54 gives an attempt to defend Luther as to what he 
said of St James's epistle. The rest of the volume is blank. 

1583 Gg, VI. 14. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 41, with 19 lines in 
a page. Written out for Edward VI., whose arms and initials 
E. R. are stamped on the binding. 


propter quos Cardinalis episcopi et Abbates Scotici in eum mortis 
tulerant sententiam, cum sui ipsius vindieatione. 

Begins (after the dedication to Edw. VL, Non existimes, rex charissime... 
which occupies 6 leaves) : 

Amici cujuspiam opera, aUquot articuli propter quos Scoticus cardi- 

• ■•a tam sancta pia atque Christiana pertinacia dcflectere sinant. 
This is the same person as Sir John, or Captain Borthwike, concerning 
whom see Foxe, Acts and Monuments, Vol. v. pp. 607—621, ed. 1046, where 
both the articles against him and his answers, as in the present MS., are 
given at length in English. The MS. is mentioned by Tanner, Biblioth. 
p. 78. 

2. ff. 42 — 51. ' The manner of Adam Wallace's ACCU8A- 
cioN in the black fires [friers] of Edinbourge the 17 of July, 1550."' 



Begins : 

Ther was a scaffolde made harde to the chancerie wall of the blacke 
frires churche of £dinbourge... 

...the fire was kmdeled and so departed to God constantelie in good 
countenance in ower syght. 
This is in a diiFerent hand from the former treatise : it will be found in 
Foxe's Acts and Monuments, Vol. v. pp. 636 — 641, ed. 1846. 

1584 Gg. VI. 15. 

A small quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 506, in double 
columns, with 47 lines in each column. The initial letter to each 
book contains a miniature picture of some event in that book. 
Date, the xivth century. 


After a blank leaf and the usual prologues. Genesis begins f. .5, the 
initial I representing the 7 acts of creation. St JNIatthew begins £ 384 6, 
and the books occur iu the usual order, except that the Acts follows the 
Epistle to the Hebrews, The Revelation ends f. 473 b, and is followed by 
the explanatory index of Hebrew names, with .vhich the MS, ends f. 505 b. 

The binding is stamped with the letters E O, and has clasps. 

1585 Gg. VT. 16. 

An octavo, on paper, containing ff. 59, with 32 lines in a page. 
Date, the xvth century. 

Sebmons for Sundays and Festivals in English : im- 

Begins (f. 8) : 

Diliges dominum deum tuum m'. xxn. cap. [137] the helpe ande the 

grace of godde pat is almyghtye... 

Ends (f. 59) : 

...gapynge with his mowthe havynge thee in scharpe tethe... 

The first 7 leaves contain a sentence from each Apostle and Prophet, three 
short addresses, one on the Gospel for the first Sunday in Lent, a story of 
incest and murder fl^. 5, 6, an account of the Last Supper, &c. 

Among the sermons are inserted two on the occasion of marriage, the 
first entitled * in nuptiis sollacio,' the second ' in solemnizatione matrimonii.' 


1586 Gg. VI. 17. 

A quarto, on paper, 90 leaves, 28 lines in each page, hand- 
writing of the xvith century, 

' The vertuouse doctrine of Hoccleue vpon the Rewle of 

This is the well-known translation of JEgidius Ilomanus, De liegimine 
Principum, by Occleve : see 'Warton, ii. 251), new ed. 

1587 Gg. VI. 18. 

A quarto, on paper, the latter part discoloured by damp and 
charcoal, containing 70 leaves (a few of which are blank) written 
in the xvith century. 

1. Readings on Magna Carta, in Law- French, 

2. Magna Carta Edwardi I. Anno Regni XXVIII **. 
In Latin. 

3. Readings, in Law-French. 

* En queux cases sont apte parolls de faire choses appendaunt de passer 
par graunt le Roy, et en queux nemy.' 

' Le second livr. — Coment les parolls de cest Article del prerogative Ic 
Roy seront entend, et ou le graunte sera void dins chose append.' 

* Coment et en queux cases un felon ou fugyty ve perdra ses biens, et en 
queux nemy.' 

' Lecture 1, 4° die Augusti 6 Edw. VI. — Queux discentes et morrant 
seisie toUerent entrees le disscisie et ses heires par le comnien Icye.' 

'Queux discentes et morant seisie tollent entr nient obstant Icstate, et 
queux nemi.' 

'Queux persons serront remedies per cest estatute nient obstante le 
morant seisie et le discent, et queux nemye.' 

* Le tierce livr en iij vacacon, A°. 1653. — En queux cases home serra d' 
felon par son act demeasne sans ascun chose prender' 

' De ingressibus manuforti in terris ct tencmcntis, ct de rcmissione partis 
in posscssione ejusdem.' 

1588 Gg. VI. 19. 

A small quarto, on paper, of 194 pages, (of which two are 
numbered 83) and a large genealogical table at the end. The 
title is " La Anatomia de Espanna, 1598." 


The title-page is illuminated at the margins, and lias cmhlazoned there 
the shields of arms of the chief states of old Spain, tlie following words 
inserted under each coat being severally its supporter ; viz. Bastardia, Homo- 
cidia, Tirania, "\'svrpacion, Hipocresia, Perfidia. 

It contains an elaborate attempt to prove that the Austrian Kings of 
Spain had no claim to that dignity, and seems especially directed against 
Philip II. The genealogical tables are very full, amply illustrated by 
Heraldry, and neatly executed. On page 292, there is the device of a 
peacock standing upon a pomegranate with its tail expanded. On each 
feather one of the shields claimed by Philip is blazoned. The device is 
ingenious and well executed. 

The Manuscript commences : 

* Ann que los Eniperadores, Reyes, y Monarchas, cuyos setros se estienden 
sobre todo el universo, an de ser sagrados, por quanto nos representan, &c.' 

And ends as foUows : 

' Contra este perfido Felipe, gran Hipocrita, yncestuoso Rey, nefando 
Homecida, Ynjusto Usurpador, detestable Tirano, y Monstruo Castellano. 
Laus Deo.' 

1589 Gg. VI. 20. 

An octavo, mostly on paper, though with some parchment 
leaves, containing ff. 143, with 32 lines in a page. Written in 
the xvth century. 

1. ff, 1 — 115. 'Thomas Waleys de Modo componendi 

Begins (after the preface, ' Reverendo, &c. Theobaldo de Ursinis, &c. 
Desiderium vestrum. . .') : 

Cum predicacionis officium sit pocius angelicum qnam humanum . . . 

Ends (f. Ill b) : me insuper fratre Galfrido Schale misso peccatore exoro quod 
preces pie porrigat uti ad summum gaudium ipsum et me deus omni- 
potens precibus sue matris ac sancti doctoris augustini patris nostri 
finaliter perducat. Amen. Finis. 
Galfridus Schale was probably the scribe of the MS. 
This is followed by a sermon on the text 'Redde quod debes. Matt, 
xviu. [28].' 

Thomas Waleys or GuaUensis died in 1840. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 750, 
who refers to this MS. 

2. ff. 116 — 127. A Theological Treatise on various Vices 

and Virtues: imperfect. 


De Superbia. Vesica inflata dum ungitur... 



...amicos invenit alium quern... 

3. ff. 128 — 143. An explanatory index of things alphabetically 

Angelas. Punis in natura. . . 
Ends: cadaveribus sociatur, pedibus libentcr graditur. 
This consists chiefly of several properties of each word that is explained. 
In £ 115 occurs the name W. Worde. 

1590 Gg. VI. 21. 

A quarto, on paper (with two leaves of parchment at the 
end), in good preservation, containing 181 leaves, with from 32 
to 35 lines in a page, written in hands of the former half of the 
xvth century; the initial letters, through nearly all the book, are 
blue, ornamented with red, and the paragraphs are marked in red 
and blue. There are * signatures' nearly throughout, upon the 
left-hand corner of the leaves, in sets of alternate sixes, as in a 

Wilkins collated the Constitutions in this volume, and refers to it as the 
MS. Elien. n. 285, it being at that time in Bishop Moore's Library, and 
bearing that number in Moore's Catalogue *. He lias for the most part no- 
ticed the variations as far as No. 21 in the following description. 


1. ' Constituciones provinciales in concilio Oxon celebrato edite i>er dnm 
Stephanum QLangton]] Cantuar. Archicpiscopum Anno Dni mccxxii., et 
Anno Regni Regis Henrici, filLi Johannis, octavo.' 

2. * Constituciones dni Bonefacii Archiep. Cant, in concilio Westmon.' 

3. ' Constituciones seu declaraciones de Redj'ng edite ibidem per fratrem 
Johannem Peccham Cantuar. Archiep. a.d. mcclxxix. super ccrtis articulis 
prius editis in conciliis Oxon.' 

4. ' Constituciones provinciales dni Roberti Wynchelsey Cantuar. Ar- 
chiep. apud Merton edite a.d. mccclx.' 

Only 4 Articles are given here. Wilkins assigns 1305 as the date of tliis 
councU, but does not note the variation. 

* In Cat. Vol. I. p. 390, it was erroneously said that Dd. ix. 38, was the MS. 
which Wilkins collated and referred to as above. 


5. ' Constituciones de Lameth per dnm Stcphanum Cantuar. Archiep. 
edite, et in quibus libris habentur iste constituciones ante constituciones de 
Merton de mode dandi mortuarium.' 

Spelman and ^Vilkins ascribe these Constitutions to Stephen Langton, 
but Johnson ( English Laws and Canons) gives reasons for assigning them to 
Simon Langham. 

6. • Constituciones Fratris Johannis Peccham Cant Archiep. apud Lam- 
eth edite, a. d. mcclxxvi.' 

In the last article of these Constitutions they are dated vi. Id. Oct. 
MccLxxxi., which date is given in the printed copies. 

7. 'Constitucio Johannis Peccham, secundum aliquos libros, de mu- 
tando crbmate singulis annis.' 

This is the second of certain statutes of Peccham, dated 1280, given in 
Wilkins (ii. 48) ' ex MS. Colleg. Baliol. Oxon.' 

8. ' Constituciones dni Simonis Mepham Cant. Archiep. in concilio pro- 
vinciali apud S. Paulura London celebrato, a. d. iicccxxviii.' 

9. 'Constituciones provinciales, secundum libros aliquos, Johannis 
Stratford Cant. Archiep. edite London in concilio pro\-inciali xx" die Octobr. 


Wilkms gives Oct. 10 as the date of these, but makes no note of the 

10. ' Celebratum concilium apud Westmon. tempore Ricardi Archiep. 
Cant. A.D. MLxv.' 

Wilkins gives as the date of this council, 1175, and notes the variation 
firom this MS. It is a manifest error on the part of the writer of the MS , 
as Stigand was Abp. of Canterbuiy in 1065. 

11. * Constituciones provinciales Sti Edmundi Cant. Archiep.' 

12. ' Constituciones provinciales dni Stephani Mepham Archiep. Cant, 
edite apud Lameth.' 

The scribe has committed another palpable error here. Mepham's name 
was Shyion, and he is so called in an earlier part of this MS. AV'^ilkins 
ascribes none of these Constitutions to Mepham. The first six he attributes 
to Abp. Raynold, mentioning in a note that Spelman and the Lambeth MS. 
give them to Mepham; and in reference to this MS. he says, 'Codex Eli- 
ensis, n. 235, autem Stephano (Langton) Archiep. Cantuar. attribuit.' ^\'il- 
kins was evidently led into this mistake by the scribe having A\Titten Stephen 
for Simon, and he has supplied Langton in brackets, as if the Christian 
name only had been given in the MS., whereas Mf-pham is plainly written 
both in the text and in the mai^n. 

13. 'Constituciones Roberti de ^Vynchel3ey, et secundum quosdam, 
Simonis Yslep, Archiepiscoporum Cant.' 

Only one article is given, ' Quid parochiani invenire debeant, et quid 

14. * Constituciones dni Simoms Yslep quondam Cant. Archiep.' 



15. ' De juramento sacerdotum et obedientia rectoribus et vicariis pre- 
standis, etc., ex constitucione dni Roberti Wynchelscy Cant. Arcliiep. 
facta in visitacione, a.d. mcccv.' 

16. * Constituciones Johannis Stratford Cant. Archicp. edite a.d. 
McccLxxx. die Marc. QMercurii] proxima post festum Sti Edwardi, in 
ccclesia Sti Pauli London.' 

Wilkins gives 1342 as the date of this council, but makes no note of 
the variation. 

17. * De coUacione officii aquebaculatus' [holy-water beadle]. 

This is the 29th article of the Synod held at Exeter, April 16, 1287, by 
Bishop Quivil. See Wilkins, ii. 147. 

18. * De deciinis lactis solvendis a priino tempore innovacionis, et aliis 
tarn de proventibus boscorum warennorum quam artiticiorum.' 

This is not in Wilkins. Johnson, following Lyndwood, ascribes it to 
Abp. Winchelsey, and gives it as the sixth article at Merton, a.d. 1305. 
Spelman assigns it to Abp. Mepham, a. d. 1332. 

19. ' Constitucio dni Roberti Wynchelsey Cant. Arcliiep. de stipcndiariis 
presbyteris, innovata per dnm Courtenay Cant. Arcliiep.' Et * Litera di- 
recta ad exequendum dictara constitucionem.' 

20. ' Constituciones provinciales per reverendum in Christo patrem 
dnm Thomam [Arundel] Cant. Arcliiep. in concilio Oxon edite, a. d. 


Wilkins gives 1408 as the date of these Constitutions, and notes the 

21. ' Constitucio dni Simonis Islep Cant. Archiep. de stipcndiariis pres- 
byterorum perochialium.' 

This is the re-enactment of the Constitution at Gloucester by Abp. 
Sudbury, 16 Nov. 1378. 

22. * Constitucio dni Rogcri Walden Cant. Arcliiep. super indiccione 
festorum David, et Cedde, et Wenefede, et commemoracione Sti Pauli.' 

23. ' Constitucio dni pape Urbani [VLJpro festo Ste Anne matris Marie 

24. ' Constitucio facta pro festis celebrandis.' 

This is dated at Lambeth 18 Dec'. 1362, that is, in the archiepiscopate of 
Simon Islip, to whom Spelman refere it; but ^^'ilkins ascribes it to Simon 
Mepham in 1332. 

25. 'Constitucio dni Roberti Wynchelsey Cant. Archiep. de abjuraciono 

26. 'Constituciones domini Ilenrici Chichele Cantuar. Archiep. facte 
in concilio provinciali celebrate London in ecclesia Sti Pauli Ql* die] monsis 

Octobr. A.D. MCCCCXIV.' 

Wilkins records this Synod (ex Reg. Chichelcy, f. 120), but docs not 
speak of any Constitutions passed in it. Some of these articles he gives as 
emanating from Chicliclcy in other yoai*s. 



1. ' Extravegans Bonifacii VIII. Quod nullus locus auctoritate ordi- 
naria vel delegata supponatur ecclesiastico interdicto pro debito pecuniario, 
nisi de Apostolice sedis licencia speciali. Dat. Au^inon die Ascensionis Do- 
mini Pont, nostri, anno viu.' 

2. ' Extravegans Urbani IV.' Ad evitandas lites et contenciones inter 
rectores ecclesiarum super decimis animalium. 

3. 'Extravegans Johannis Pape XXII. De secundis nupciis.' 'De 
numero sacramentorum.' 

Upon the back of the f. on which the last named article ends is a list 
of six cases in which absolution can only be obtained by dispensation firom 
the Apostolic See. Also ' Modus celebrandi Synodus/ in 6 lines. 

Upon one side of a fly-leaf which follows is, 

' De Absolucione Solemni et ejus forma.* 

The last two are in a different handwriting, but of aboat the same date 
as the body of the book. 

Then follows an Alpliabetical Table of the principal matters in the 
Constitutions, upon 18 leaves, in a different handwriting, and paler ink, at 
the end of which is written in the same hand and ink, * Ex* QexplicitJ in 
vigiL Ste Anne A° Dni mccccxxxii. 

G[loria] D[eo] S[oli].' 

III. 'Canones Provixciales de Penitkntiis et Remis- 


IV. ' Tabula Johannis Aton super Constituciones 


Aton (de Aton, or de Athon) was a canon of Lincoln about the close of 
the xinth century, and wrote a Gloss upon the Legatine Constitutions (to 
which this is the Table), which has been often printed. 

V. ' Abticuli in qdibus Archidiaconi habent inqui- 


VI. De Absolucione. 

VII. De Abbate, Abathia, et Abatissa. 

Gg. VI. 22. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 125, \\"ith 28 lines in 
each page. It had illuminated initials, but they are mostly cut 
away. Date, the xvth century. 

Psalterium cum Canticis, Vigili^ Mortuorum, &c. 
The Psalter begins f. 1 with Ps. i. 2, *et in lege ejus med[itabitur],' half 
the leaf being cut away with the initial letter, and ends f. 88 ; then follow 



the Canticles and Litany. In f. 102 begin the Vigilije Mortuorum, in f. 114 
' Commcndatio aniinarum/and in f.ll5 'Incipiunt matutinc do sancto spiritu ;' 
after which, f. 123, the MS. enda with a prayer in English in a later hand, 
*0 the moder of God, the virgyn of virgynse, scheu to me thy moste 
swettest sone,' &c. 

A leaf is lost between ff. Ill and 112. 

1592 Gg. VI. 23. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 177, in double 
columns of 27 lines. There are catchwords after every 8th leaf. 
Date, the xvth century. 

The Epistles, Acts, Catholick Epistles and Apocalypse 
IN Wycliffe's later version, with the usual prologues. 

It is defective at the commencement, beginning Rom. viii. 35, ' or perel 
or swerd as it is writen.' A hand of the xvith century has supplied from 
2 Thess. ii. 10 to Acts vii. 17, a considerable portion of which is on paper. 

At the end, in a hand of the xviith century, is written : ' Memorandum 
that I tooke M' Jones vi' in pawne for this book, to be paid agaync when I 
bring him to his shoppe agayne, & I to pay him j'' a daye so long as I have 
him, the xxi" of June. Richard Jones.' 

See Forshall and Madden's edition of WyclifFe's Bible^ Oxon. 1850, T. i. 
p. liv. 

1593 Gg. VI. 24. 

A small quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 293, in double columns 
of 30 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

' Petri Comestoris Historia Scholastica.'' 
Begins (f. 1) : 

Imperatorie majestatis est in palatio... 
Ends (f. 289) : loco magis honorabili scilicet in catacumbis. 
The remaining four leaves arc occupied by an index. 
First printed Reutlinga?, 1473. It is in Migne's Patrol ogia. Par. 1855. 
A former possessor was William >V^alker, S.T. B. 1G2G. Sec f. 289. 

1594 Gg. VI. 25. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 141, with 16 lines in 
each page. It has a few illuminated initials and borders. Date, 
about 1400. 


The Kalendar occupies fF. 3 — 9, and the Hours begin as usual f. 10, the 
Penitential Psalms follow f. 62, the 15 Psalms f. 74, Litany f 78, Vigiliae 


Mortuoram t 88, and the Commendatio animaram £ 104, with which the 
MS. ends f. 140 fl. 

In the Kalendar are notices of the marriage of Thomas Derham with 
Isabell Pagnell, whose father was John Pagnell, Esq. and mother the daughter 
of Phyh-ppe Tylney, the births of their children, their deaths and of others 
of the Pagnell family, in the reigns of Henry VII. and VIII. 

On f. 2 is written, ' ¥st liber iste mei Frederici de Tilney/ and on the 
fly-leaves at both ends are accounts relating to lands in a hardly legible 

1595 Crg. VI. 26. 

An octavo, chiefly on paper, though with some parchment 
leaves, containing ff. 167, with from 27 to 61 lines in a page. 
Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 118a. SeRMONES DOMINICALES. 

Begyis : 

Tria debemus domino deo nostro persolVere... 

...tenetur sibi restituere pietatem. 

This is followed on f. 118 i by a list of the titles of our Lord, and a letter 
of Alexander VI. 1493. id. April, pontif. anno primo. 

In f. 16 is a form of a letter of commendation from one rector to another 
of a member of his flock, stating that he and his wife had confessed once in 
Lent, and paid his tithes in full. On f. 22 is an exhortation to confession 
in a very minute hand in English. On f. 28 6 is a testimonial to a pUgrim, 
with the date 1494 in a lat«r hand; f. 104 gives the * Wylys of kyng fer- 
rowe' in English. 

2. ff. 119—153. Gesta Romanorum. 
Begins : 

Anselmus in civitate romana regnavit... 

. . propter que relinquimus et pervenire ad etemum bravium pote- 
rimus ad quod, &c. 

This is the ' English' Gesta, which though frequently printed in English, 
is still imprinted in Latin. See Dunlop's History of Fiction, ii. p. 170. 

3. ff. 155 — 166. Another series of ' Gesta Romanorum.' 
Begins (after the ' Tabula") : 

Damacenus in civitate romana. . . 
Ends (imperfect) : 

...viderunt et homo imperatori nunciavit... 
The last leaf contains a paragraph about 3 masses being celebrated * in 
natall domini,' and other scribbling; and on f. 4 is the memorandum of a 
former possessor of the MS., ' Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johannes 


Dolmotte dc Icwes in com. Sussex dedi concessi et hac present! charta con- 
finnavi Johanni Dayme in donum xx" lib.' 

1596 Gg. VI. 27. 

A 12mo, on paper, containing ff. 91 numbered, with 11 lines 
in a page. Date, the xviith century. 

' OuRiEUSEs RECHERCHEa trcs ueccssaires a ceux qui veulent 
S9avoir ce qui est remarquable en l'estat de France.'* 

Begins : 

Le Royaume de France autrefoys democratique... 

...le poitral, le troue de la queue. 
An index follows. 

This gives short accounts of the government and country of France, 
apparently written out for a child's instruction. 

1597 Gg. VI. 28. 

A small quarto, on parchment, 113 leaves, 30 lines in each 
page, handwriting of the early part of the xvth century, defective 
both at the beginning and the end, and damaged elsewhere. 

1. Fragment of a metrical Romance, in French. 
Ends (fol. 8 a) : 

Priom hore donz Ihu que tote rien poet fere, 

Qe il nous doyne sa grace taunt com sumus en terrc ; 

Cele veye a tenir e cele part a trere, 

Qe venir pussom an pays ou james ne auera guerre. 


2. ' Le Ordre de Chiualers.'' 

Begins (fol. 8 b) : 

ladis estoyt en Paynye 
Vn roy de mout graunt seygnurye. 
On Caxton's translation entitled The Boke of the Ordre of Chyvalry 
[1 1484], see Dibdin's Ti/pog. Antiq. i. 221 sq. 

3. A poem, without title or colophon, in some respects not 
unUke the Image du Monde, above noticed, Gg. i. 1, § 22. 

Begins (foL 16 b) : 

Li sage gens iadis csteynt 
De grant sauer s'entrcmctcrent, 
E mult estreitcment onquistcrent 
Lcs choses dount U plus cscritrcnt. 


4. An Itinerary of Jerusalem : without title, in prose. 
Begins (fol, 52 a) : 

Ki dritement veut aler en lerusalem primerement deit aler... 

5. The Customs of the Saracens, a report furnished by the 
Latin patriarch of Jerusalem at the request of Pope Innocent 
[i. e. III.] : in prose. 

Begins (fol. 57 a): 

Li apostle de Rome Innocent vout sauer les custumes de la tere de 

6. Description of Jerusalem : in prose, written during its 
occupation by the Latins. 

Begins (fol 61 b) : 

La terre de lerusalem est assise en un liu le mund, ceo est a sauer 
en nn liu la terre ke est habitable... 

7. The Legend of the Seven Sages ; in French prose, mu- 

See above, Dd. i. 17, § 21. 

1598 Gg. VI. 29. 

A quarto, on paper, containing 152 leaves (many of which 
are blank), numbered irregularly, with about 46 lines in a page, 
written in Law- French, in a hand of the beginning of the xviith 

Law Eeports from 36 to 40 Elizabeth. 
At the end is a very incomplete index of subjects, according to which 
they are partly arranged. Most of these cases are printed in Croke and in 

^»|- Gg. VI. 30-41. 

See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1611 Grg. VI. 42. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 236, with 26 
lines in a page. Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 211. A Theological Treatise composed of 


here called ' Abbas Cyrencestrensis,"' in three books. 


Prefixed is un epistle from one Galfridus, beginning : 

Sol melduuensis et cinthia lux inonachorura 
Suscipiat tua queso novum dignatio carmen 
Quod tibi Galfridi devotio simplicis offert. 

The treatise begins : 

Festiva solempnitas lucis hodierne... 

...refugium nostrum, adjutor noster, spes nostra, xps ihs, qui &c. 

The titles of the works whence the extracts are taken are written in red 
in the margin throughout. fF, 67 — 70 contain extracts from Necham's 
poem 'Laus divine sapientie :' and in f. 71 the second book begins 'in quo 
agitur de misericordia et de suggillatione quorundam viciorum.' 

A leaf is lost between fF. 91 and 92, where probably a third book begins. 
There are other extracts in verse in the body of the treatise, and at the end 
are 12 lines beginning : 

Hunc pater et domne tu videris hie liber omne... 
Ending : 

...Et bona cuncta deus det tibi domne meus. 

Almost all Necham's works, as given in Bale and Tanner's lists, seem to 
have been used. 

f. 3 contains figures of St Francis and 3 monks, very well executed. 

2. ff. 213 — 221a. 'Epistola magistri Galfridi monu- 


Begins : 

Coegit me Alexander lincolniensis presul nobilitatis tue dilectio pro- 
phecias Merlini de britannico in latinum transferre... 


. . .et sonitum intra sidera conficient. 

This forms one of the books of the ' Historia Britonum.' See ed. Giles, 
Lond. 1844, pp. 119 — 130. It was published separately at Frankfort, 1608. 

3. f. 222. * Versus magistri Petri Blesensis de com- 


Begins : 

Felix ille locus quem vitis amenat amena... 

...Quam tibi cum potu de.furfure fercula dcna. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1866, coll. 1166, 1166. 


4. f. 222. ' Versus RoBEBTi DE Bellafago de commex- 



Eloquio dulci remans ct voce serena... 


Donee subveniat morbo &ix sire lacena. 
, These do not appear to have been published. The author was a Cuion 
of Salisbury in 1190. See Bale, c. in. 36. 

5. ff. 222 5 — 223 a. 'Responsio magistri Petri Bles- 



Scribo set inritus ravitat enim grave ritis. .. 


Jocunde admittas et sine felle jocum. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, coll. 1157, 1158. 

6. ff. 223 — 231 a. 'Versus magistri Alexandbi nbquam 

DE vixo,"" in 3 books. 


Dum corpus curas studeas subducere curas.-. 


Ipse deus perpes gloria rera quies. 

Prefixed is an epbtle ' Magistri Alexandri domino T. Abbati Claudie,' 
beginning : 

Numus set munusculum tibi mitto thoma... 


...Recreent ut celicum sentias aroma. 

It consists of 20 lines, all with the same rhyme. See Tanner, Biblioth. 
p. 540, who refers to this MS. 

7. ff. 2316— 233. Ejusdem 'Nevus Ani ANUS.' 

Begins : 

Vincere quos leris nequit exhortatio rincit... 


Si conferre potes omnibus ergo tibi. 

8. f. 234. A short poem containing anagrams on the name 
Roma, headed 


Begins : 

In dabit absque mora celsus rome tibi mora... 


Ends : 

Te facit insignis cultu sapientia dignam. 

9. ff. 234 — 235 a. 'De vase aureo in quo continetur 
EucHARisTiA,' followed by anagrams on the words vires, labo- 
ravi, &c. 

Begins : 

Non manus artificis non auri gloria dignum . . 

...Hie hinnulus li. est filius cerve in gallico foim. 

10. f. 235 5. A poem in a later hand consisting of prophe- 
cies respecting the state of Europe. 

Begins : 

Cesaris imperium per tempora longa latebit. 

11. f. 236. A poem ' De passione Salvatoris.' 

Begins : 

Splendor patris fons sol ares... 


...Et cum ipso coronemur. 
This is divided into portions varying from 8 to 24 lines, the same rhyme 
in each being continued throughout the portion. 

1612 Gg. VI. 43. 

A small quarto, on paper, consisting of 82 leaves, excluding 
blanks, each page containing about 32 lines, neatly written in a 
hand of about the end of the xviith century. 

''A^tXetoJS (sic) AXe^avopeu)^ Tariou twi> eiri AevKiTnrtjv 
Ktti KXeiToCpuJvTa.'' 
Begins (fol. 1) : 

2tbav eVi BakaTTD TToXts... 

Ends (fol. 81) : 

. , ,(Trav(K6(lv tts to BvCnvriov. TtXos tS>v ntpl \fVKi7nrr)v Koi KXfcro- 
(^wvra ipa)TiKU)V TT\a(TyiaT<xiv. 

The handwriting very much resembles that of H. Wanley. Sec Dd. v. 29. 


1613 Gg. VI. 44. 

A small square book, on parchment, containing 169 leaves, 
with about 24: lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand 
of the XV th century. The initial letters and the heads of the 
chapters are rubricated. 

1. A Book op Texdres. 

This was printed in London in 1532, by Rob. Redman, with the title of 
' The old Tenures,' and is like that in Gg. vi. 7. 

2. A short Fresch Accidence and Vocabulaby. 

3. ' Curia Baronis, et eciax Bbgalis.'' 

The former contains some account of the proceedings in Courts Baron ; 
the latter contains instructions for pleadings in the superior courts. 

4. 'Brevia originalia et officialia Jcdicialia, per 
JoHANXEM Stafford de Tolstox ix comitatu Ebor.' 

This title is supplied from the Colophon. The Tract was several times 
printed anonymously by the early printers imder the title of * Natura Bre- 
vium.' See Gg. n. 7, where it occurs also anonymously. 

161* Gg. VI. 45. 

A 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 538, in double columns, 
with 52 lines in each coliman. There are a few illuminated initials. 
Date, the xivth century. 

BiBLiA Vulgata Saxcti Hieroxtmi. 
After 4 blank leaves and the usual prologues. Genesis begins f. 8, the 
initial I representing the creation in 7 miniature compartments. St Matthew 
begins f. 391, and the books occur in the usual order except that the Acts 
comes after the Epistle to the Hebrews. The Revelation ends f. 490 b, and 
is followed by the explanatory index of Hebrew names. The leaves are 
numbered throughout, and a list of the books with reference to these num- 
bers is inserted at the end of the MS. 

1615 Hh. L 1. . 

An octavo, on parchment, with a few leaves on paper, contain- 
ing ff. 77, wth 25 lines in each page. It has red and blue initial 
letters, and musical notes. Date, the xivth century. 

A mutilated miss ale, formerly belonging to the church of 


The original MS. begins, f. 9, in tlic middle of the Canon : 
Quam oblatlonem tu olens in omnibus... 
a later hand having inserted on paper, fF. 6—8, the earlier portion of the 
Canon, In f. 21 the same hand begins on paper the ' Officium pro defunclis 
in prxsentia funeris,' the parchment MS. beginning again f. 29. The rest 
of the MS. is occupied by the offices for various saints' days and other feasts, 
the last being ' in die omnium sanctorum,* which ends f 68. 

On the fly-leaves, at the beginning and end, are various documents re- 
specting the church of Rykel, the 'Condicio fratrum presbiterorum,' ' Regis- 
trum benefactorum,' a list of the persons belonging to the guild (bruderscap) 
of St Anne, mostly in Dutch of the xvith century. 

At the foot off. 74 it is stated, that on Feb. 18, 1621, while the exequies 
of Henry Stultetus were bemg celebrated, a loud voice was heard crying 'ad 
modum morbi sancti Egidii/ though no one could be seen in or out of the 

1616 Hh. I. 2. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 80, with 16 hnes in 
each page. Date, the xiith century. 

Daniel Propheta Vulgate editionis cum glossa in- 
terlineari et marginali. 

Begins (f. 1 «) : 

Danielem prophetam juxta Ixx interpretes domini salvatoris ecclesie 
non legunt... 

Ends (f. 80 a): 

...Explicit Daniel propheta. 

The text of Daniel is for the most part \vritten in large hand down the 
middle of the page, with the interlinear gloss between the lines, and the 
marginal gloss on either side. The gloss is the ' glossa Ordinaria.' 

On f, 1 is the name Sampson Rennard, and on f. 49, Edward Johnson. 

1617 Hh. I. 3. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing 367 leaves, in double 
columns, with 52 lines in each column. The initial letters are 
alternately red ^nd blue. Date, the xivth century. 


On three fly-leaves, at the commencement, are written part of a sermon 
on Christian duties in English, of the xivth century, and on the same i>age 
reversed a mention of an edict of Gregory X. ' in the ])ride 3er of his pojiehcd, 
at fe conceyl of Lugdunc,' 1272, resjK'cting tithes: various extracts from the 
works of St Augustine, the Creed with each sentence assigned to one of the 


Apostles, and the corresponding prophetical allusion, a note *de ymaginibus 
ecclesie,' and the ' venalitas in quibusdam ecclesiia.' 

The Bible begins, f. 4, in the middle of the prologue : 

. hoc legem deputant [sic]: nee scire dignantur quid prophete... 

Genesis begins f. 6 ; and the books occur in the usual order of the Vul- 
gate. Maccabees ends f. 2686, and the whole of St Matthew and St Mark as 
far asc. ix. 22, 'possibilia sunt credenti," is torn out ; there is also a gap from 
1 Cor. X. 14, ' Propter quod karissimi milii. . ,' to 1 Tim. iv. 1, [' daemo]niorum 
in ypocrisi loquentiura mendacium.' The Acts occurs after the Epistle to 
the Hebrews; the Revelation ends f. 316/>. The index of Hebrew names 
occupies ff. 319 — 336. There are many scholia in a minute hand, and in the 
Psalms, many of the ecclesiastical hymns arc written in the margin with 
the dates prefixed when they ai-e to be used. 

2. MiSSALE. 

The canon Missae is inserted immediately after the Revelation, the 
' Te igitur...' being preceded by the Invocations to be used on particular 
days, beginning with that in Xativitate domini, and ending with the 
prefatio de Trinitate. The directions in the canon are very full, and differ 
from all given by Maskell. The offices begin as usual with Advent Sunday, 
'Ad te levavi...,' f. 336 a ; they are written in 3 columna, after which each page 
contains 2 columns only. 

The Kaleodar occurs, ff. 350, 351, occupying 3 pages after the offices for 
the Sundays after Trinity ; that for the vigil of St Andrew begins the Sanc- 
torale, f. 352, which ends with St Katharine, f. .360, when the Commune 
Sanctorum follows, ending, f. 3676, with the 'Officium de beata virgine 
maria in tempore paschali.' 

In f. 350 ff is written in English a recipe to make 'god ynke.' 

1618 Hh. I. 4. 

An octavo, on paper, containing ff. 98, with 35 lines in each 
page. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 15 a. ' Passioxarium.' 

Inspice et fac secundum exemplar quod tibi in monte monstratum 
Ends: devocio sanctamm Theoriarum ministrabit. Explicit passiona- 

This is 'The History of our Saviour's Passion, divided into 65 parts or 
sections, with a short prayer between each, referring to and grounded upon 
the various details.' 

See Maskell's Monumenta Ritual EccL Angl. i. p. ciii. 


2. ff. 51i — 58. ' Omelie beati Eusebii [Gallicani] de 

Begins (f. 61 ft) : 

Exulta celum et letare terra... 
Ends (f. 68 ft): 

...domine nos gratie semper commendemus. 
See Magn. Bibl. Vet. Pat. Col. 1618, T. v. Pars i. pp. 656 sqq. The 
MS. does not, however, give all the homilies ia the printed collection, and 
also contauis some that are not there. 

3. ff. 39 — 62. ' S. AuGusTiNus de Tribus Habitaculis.' 

Begins : 

Tria sunt sub omnipotentis dei manu habitacula... 


...Deum omnipotentem benignum raisericordem cujus est honor etc. 
S. August. Opp, Par. 1837, Vol. vi. App. coll. 1443—1450. 
See Ee. v. 32, § 5 ; Dd. xi. 83, § 3. 
fiF. 63 and 64 are blank. 

4. ff. 65, 66. ' Sermo Bernardi de spoxso et sponsa.' 

Ibo ad montem mure et ad colles libani... 

...quanto magis mundum fiigiendo deo appropinquare incipimus 
tanto magis in unum congregamur. 
This sermon, here ascribed to St Bernard, was written by Hugo of St 
Victor. It will be found in Vol. ii. of Migne's edition of his works, Paris, 1854, 
colL 987—994. 

5. if. 66 5 — 86 a. ' Liber Soliloquiorum beati Isidobi.' 

Begins : 

Venit nuper ad manus meas quedam cedula... 


...tu mihi supra vitam meam places in secula seculorum. Amen. 
S. Isidori Hispalensis Opp. ed. Areval. Rom. 1802, T. vi. pp. 472 — 523. 

6. ff. 86 i — 89a. 'Sermo Augustini de bbato latbone/ 

Begins : 

Deus erat in Christo mundum reconsilians sibi. . . 


...memento mei domine cum veneris in regnum tuum. 

7. ff. 895— 97 5. 'MoNiTA sancti Basilii Capadocie 



Begins : 

Audi fill admoniciones patris tui... 

..-nee in cor hominis ascendit que preparavit deus diligentibus se. 
Opp. S. Basil, ed. Paris. 1618, Appendix, pp. 208 — 216, where it is called 
'Admonitio ad spiritualem filium.' 

8. ff. 97 i — 98. *Sermo beati Adgdstini de imagixe."" 

Begins : 

Quanta dignitas humane condicionis... 
Ends : 

...qui mirabiliter ad similitudinem suam in primo adam condidit mi- 
rabilius in seculo refomiavit. Amen. 

This will be found in S. Ambrosii Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1845, T. i. P. 2, 
coL 1015. 

1619 Hh. I. 5. 

A moderate sized octavo, partly on vellum, partly on paper, 
consisting of 192 leaves, mostly in double columns (except from 
fol. 149 — 156, which seem to be written by another hand), each 
column containing between 40 and 50 lines neatly written in a 
hand of the xivth centurj', which however is often difficult to 
decypher from the great number of contractions. The capitals 
are rubricated, and occasionally ornamented, but in a bad style 
of art. Various marginal notes occur up and do^vn the MS., 
wliich is on the whole in good condition. The first three leaves 
are reversed, and contain scraps about the alphabet, &c., and 

(also a precis (in a contemporary hand) of the contents of the 
volume. The titles of the works are mostly taken from their 
colophons, and from the precis. 
1. ' Memoriale Jimiorum, auctore Thoma de Hanneya.' 
(See colophon and precis.) — fol. 4. 

Prefixed is a table of contents occupying five leaves of three columns 
each : at the end of which occurs the following note, ' Expliciunt intitula- 
ciones hujus tractatus, quem de quatuor partibus grammatice compUavit 
Thomas de Hanneya. Inchoavit autem Ulum apud Tholosam, duodecimo 

^Kal. Mayi anno gratie 1.313, et consumma^-it eimdem apud Lewes ad in- 
stanciam Magistri Johannis de Chelesya rectoris scolarium loci illius, quarto 
KaL Decembris eodem anno, favente Domino, cui est honor et gloria in 
secula seculorum. Amen.' 


Begins : 

In qualibet arte diifusio fastidium procreat... 

This work is mentioned by Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Inf. Lat. s. v. Tho- 
mas de Hanncia. 

2. ' De cognitione generum nominis secundum [Johannem] 
L[eylond];— fol. 95. 

Begins : 

Omnia nomina tenninata (?) in a in nominativo.... 

The title is so given in the precis. Tlie colophon calls it Tractatiis ge- 
nerum. The name of Johannes Leylond occurs in some verses after the 
colophon : and in a foot note. This work is mentioned by Pits, de ill. Amjl. 
Scr. p. G12. For a notice of this once famous grammarian (who died 1428) 
see Fabr. Bibl. Med. et Inf. Lat. s. v. None of his works seem to liave been 

3. ' Pratum florum.'— fol. 98. 

Begins : 

Gram mat ice flores presens liber insinuabit. 

This work, the body of which is in prose, is divided into five parts: and 
a table of contents is added. At the foot of fol. 129 1» is a note almost obli- 
terated: ' Johannes Huls(?) Canonicus(?) de Wyrkesopp assidue...(1)' The 
title occurs several times, but the author's name is not added. 

4. ' De nominibus Etheroclitis ( Heteroclitis) secundum 
Leylond; (Precis.)- fol. 130. 

Begins : 

Quot modis fit etheroglisis {sic).... 
The colophon has merely, ' Expliciunt etheroclita.' 

5. 'De regimine casuum secundum Leylond.' (Precis and 
colophon.) — fol. 131. 

Begins : 

Secundum Catholicon in quinta parte.... 

6. 'Libellus parvulorum.'' (Pr^is and colophon.)— fol. 

Begins : 

Ut artis metrice cognitio iuuenibus elucescat.... 
After it follows a postscript, or appendix, beginning, * Ad habendam 
rithmicam scientiam, fol. 148, having its own colophon, ' Explicit.' 

7. ' De declinationibus nominum secundum L, (i. e. Ley- 
lond,) ' (Precis.)— fol. 149. 



Begins : 

De declinationibus.... 

The colophon runs thus : 

Cy finyst les declenysons solonc lusage doxenford. 

8. ' De preteritis et supinis verbonim secundum L[eylond]/ 
(Precis.) — foL 157. 


Prima coniugatio.. . . 

9. ' De difiicultatibus questiones auctore Ricardo Henbury.* 
(See 'Tabula; fol. 171)— fol. 160 J. 


Ego Ricardus Henbury, deo dante, difl&cultates... 

The colophon (fol. 171) nins thus : ' Explicit tabula libelli vocati Hem- 
byry tradita per ^^^Ulelmum F[[orster.3' Possibly this is the same author 
as the ' Hentisberius ' of Bale (Cent. iv. fol. 171), who WTote Sophismata 

10. ' Boetii de disciplina scolarium, liber qui a commentariis 
speculum scolarium nuncupatur."* (Colophon.) — fol. 171 b. 


Vestra novit intentio... 

Very copious notes and interlineations accompany this treatise. The 
true author is Thomas Brabantinus. See Smith's Diet. Gr. and Rom. Biog. 
s. V. Boethius, Fabr. Bibl. Lat. Suppl. ad Ed. iv. p. 649. It was printed in 
1492 by Jacobus de Breda. 

11. ' De concordantiis grammatice secundum magistrum 

Job. Leylond.'— fol. 186 i. 

Begins : 

Quot sunt concordancie in grammatica.... 

12. 'De impersonalibus auctore Ricardo Henbury,' (Title 
and colophon.)— fol. 187. 


Fortis ad bella.... 
Apparently only a fragment 

13. * De comparatione."" — fol. 188. 

Begins : 

Quid sit comparatio.... 
On the comparison of irregular adjectives : a table is given at the end. 

14. ' Libellus de dubio accentu editus ab Ugucone,' — fol. 



Begins : 

Sapientis est desidie non succumbere... 
Unless this be a portion of his Dictionary, the present work of Uguccione 
is unnoticed by Tiraboschi (Storia d. Lett. Itul. Lib. ui. c. 14). 

15. ' De pronominibus sibbilicatis aiictore W. Forster.'' (See 
title and foot-note.)— fol. 191 h. 

Consists of a series of declensions of pronouns^ beginning with egomet. 

The following note occurs at fol. 3 h. 

Orate deuote pro anima Wilh, Forster in grammatica magistri, quondam 
recepti in canonicum et confratrem nionasterii prioratus de Wyrkesopp 
Ebor. dioc, qui paulisper scolatizans Oxonii mortahtate preventus habitum 
reg^larem se non induit, qui legavit istum librum canonicis dicti prioratus 
Deo servientibus. Anno Domini mcccci""". 

»«20 Hh. I. 6. 

A small quarto, partly on paper, partly on vellum, consisting 
of 1 57 leaves, each page containing about 25 lines, written in a 
hand of the xvth century. 

* Liber Ethicorum Aristotehs secundum novam trans- 


Begins (fol. 1) : 

Cum omnis ars omnisque doctrina.... 

Ends (fol. ult.) : 

...legibus et moribus. Amen. 

The colophon supplies the title. 

An ample commentaiy written in a very small character accompanies the 
first 36 leaves. Nasmyth ascribes it to Thomas Aquinas, but the edition of 
Remigius (Venet. 1563) has a very different text. 

:i62i Hh. I. 7. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing 227 leaves (a few of 
which are blank), the number of lines in a page varying from 
14 to 45, written in Latin, in various hands of the latter part of 
the xvth century, some of them bad and hardly legible. Two 
leaves at the beginning and end are partly destroyed, and the 
tops of the leaves throughout are discoloured by damp. The 
capital letters are slightly rubricated. At the beginning is a 
table of contents, from which some of the titles in the following 


description have been taken. In the margin of the first page of 
the first Tract is a shield bearing these Itahan arms, Party per 
pale, az. and ar., a pile reversed counterchanged. 

A Collection of Tracts, chiefly historical. 

1. ''Johannis de Castalino, Episcopi Papiensis et comitis^ 

mmmi ponti/cis ad Imperatorem in Dieta Nove civitatis legati, 

exhoHacio in turckos^ die xxii Marcii^ Anno 1422.' 

Begins : 

' Supervacuum puto sive Imperator. . ' 


...'benedictus in secula seculorum, Amen.' 

2. ' Or ado in facto ihurcorum? 
Begins : 

*Si michi, Reverendissimi patres, nobiles ac magnifici proceres...' 


...* desperanda victoria satis fuerit esse locutum. Amen.' 

3. ' Oracio hahita in nova Civitate coram Imperatore Fride- 
rico Tercio pro facto Turchorum^ per Johannem Episcopum Vara- 
duemmn, Ecclesie Cancellarium, tunc unum ex oratorihus Regis et 
Regine Hungarie^ Vicesima iercia Marcii, Anno domini Millesimo 
Quadringentesimo Quinquagesimo quinto.'' 

This title is taken from the colophon. 


'Pulsatis merore publico animis....' 


../tecum una quiescant in pace.* 

4. * Replicado facta per eundem comitem eodem loco et anno 

ejusdem quinta die post precedentem oracionem^ hoc est, vicesima 

septima mensis ejusdem.' 

Begins : 

'Serenissime princeps et excellentissime Imperator...' 


...'et sollicitudinis condiment© peragetui.' 

5. ' Oracio Petri Luder de Pillaw, habita coram tota univer- 

sitate almi studii Heydelhergen^ Idus Julii 1476, die viz. Jovis 

17 mensis. De commendacione artium humanitatis.'' 


'Posteaquam ab iufancia pene duris sub preceptoribus...' 




...'cum salute longa sit ct vitam tribuant sempitcrnam.' 

6. In a fresh handwriting. 

* Oracio equitis ad summum Pontificem' 
Begins : 

'Cum multa sunt, beatissime pater, que pro salute...' 

...' Romano populo honesta et profutura esse prospexerim, etc. etc' 

7. ' Oracio Ferrarie a Magistro Hieronymo ad Federicum 
tertium imperatorem ediia et expleta MCCCCLIII^ 

Begins : 

* Nichil hac die, Serenissime Cesar...' 


...'claves promptissime offert et tradit. — Laus Deo.' 

8. * Oracio Nicolai Petrotti in Adventiim Federici Au- 
gusti Inviciissimi Imperatoris Bononeam, vii Kal. Fehruarii 

Begins : 

' Si qua fides veri perferri, maxime Cesar...' 


. . .' Dii michi dent, et tu quod volo, si mereor. — Dixi Bononie.' 

9. ' Versus Nicolai Petrotti extempore recitati cum post hahi- 
tam oracionem Imperator eum laurea coronasset.'' 

Begins : 

* Cinxisti viridi, Cesar, mea tempora lauro, 
Ecce meas omat sacra corona comas...' 


...' Ast ego quo tanto tibi sim pro munere gratus, 
Cantabo laudes dum michi vita tuas.' 

10. * Exemplum literarum Reverendissimi in Christo patris et 
domini domini Cardinalis Ruteni, de expugnacione Constantino- 
politane urbisJ* 

Begins : 

'Isidorus, miseracione divina, sacrosancte Romane Ecclesie Epis- 


...'magnam banc coronam a Deo dignemini suscipere. — Dat. Crete, 

8 Julil, MCCCCLIII.' 

11. * Pogii oracio ad Bomanos in ludis puUicis.'' 



' Si vellem, Quirites, recensere principia ludomm../ 


...* quern et vos altissimus conservet.* 

12. Ephtola Poggii *de eleccione virtufum et (upemandis 

Begins : 

' Poggius plurimam salutem dicit Cosmo de Medicis...' 

. . .' juxta veteres sentencias qui in paucioribus deliquerunt Vale.* 

13. Episiola Poggii *^de detraccione animi erga studia^ et ex- 
liort(u:io ad ea^ 

Begins : 

* Poggius plurimam salutem D. Francisco de Padua...' 

...'omnibus imperils anteferendamjudicabis. Vale, et me at soles 

1 4. * Epistola Francuci patricii Senensis de animi natural 

Begins : 

' Franciscus patricius Senensis AchiUi Petrucio s. p. d...* 


...* Vale. Ex Corphinio idibus Febmariis, iterum vale.' 

1.5, ' Ploggiits] P\etro\ de Movie de disputacione rei uxorie."* 

Begins : 

* Recepi una cum muneribus tuis literas quoque jocundiores...' 

...'aliquod dignum conjugio moliemur. Tu vale et mei memor.' 

1 6. ' P\oggius] plurimam salutem dicit Leonardo extensi wr- 
tviis cultori epistolam de studio humanitatis!' 


' NonnulHs facttmi est occupacionibus meis ut tardius...* 

. . .' et tu de tua industria comparastL Vale et me ama.' 

17. * P\oggius\ plurimam salutem dicit Leonardo Aretino."* 


* Liberarius mens jam dudnm vacat a scribendo...' 

. . /diligencins com se offert &cultas. Vale, manu velocL' 


18. ^F[opgii] Guarino Verommi [epistola] incitatoria ad 
nova opuscula conjicienda.'' 

Begins : 

'Philippus tuus Archipresbyter Veronensis reddidit michi abs te 

Ends : 

...* Alexandrum itabonum appello, ut nullum malum facinus nul- 
lum, etc' 

This is printed in the edition of Poggio, Basil, 1538, page 308, where the 
* &c.' of this MS. is expanded into 6 lines. 

19. Epistola Poggii ' excusatoria ah officio scribendV 
Begins ; 

'Pogg^us plurimam salutem optimo Candido suo cum ex Fer- 

Ends : 

../scripsit enim q^ue sue dignitati et communi utilitati apta vide- 

20. ' Epistola Poggii Francisco de Padua^ pontificis cubicu. 
lario, retractoria a curia pontificis.'' 

Begins : 

' Scripsissem ad te antea ex nostra amicicia, mi Francisce...' 

...'tu cura ut continuo valeas. Aluero insuper vestram mecum 

21 . ' Congratulacio super nato Poggii.'' 
Begins : 

' Cincicius [? Cincius] Poggio S. D. N. pape Secretario Salutem plu- 


...'exterminandum esse censui, fortasse eandem ingraciamprofitebor.' 

22. ' Poggius Francisco Barhero s. p. d. de bono pads per 
evm facte.'' 

Begins : 

* Postea quam a nobis recessisti nichil de te intellexi...' 
Ends : 

...* non ut eloquenter sed ut amice videat scripsisse. Vale.' 

23. ' Poggius Francisco Barbero s. p. d. de nomine Jesu.'' 
Begins : 

'Jam tandem gaudeo te factum esse Christianum...' 



../vale, mi Francisce, me araa. Rome, die xviii Decembris.' 

24. '' Poggim Leonardo Aretino s. p. d. Deteitacio ducordie 


' Reddidit michi Cosmos noster literas tuas quas legi...' 

Ends: • 

...'nichil michi jocundius esse poterit tuis literis. Rome, xvii" kal. 

25. ' Poggius Leonardo Aretino^ viro clarissimo, 8. p. d. contra 

epistolam detractoriam^ 

Begins : 

* Oblata est michi nuper, mi Leonarde, insnisi ac ridiculi...* 


...'cepit ad te destinaverit. Vale. Ferrarie, pridie Kal. Aprilis.' 
This, with some verbal variations, is in Poggio's printed Works, p. 330. 

26. A fresh handwriting. 

'■Poggius Johanni Splembergen^ — episiola brevis hremtatem 

' Confisus dudum non eloquencia, que nulla in me est...' 


...'parabo interim aliqua que ad te deferantur. Vale.' 
In Poggio's printed Works, p. 332, where the letter is addressed to Spel- 

27. ' Poggius plurimam salutem dicit Chmrino suo. De 

Begins : 

' Hodie accepi a te litteras, et simul a doctissimo viro Jo. Spelember- 


...* pocius pauca scriberem quam nichlL Vale, mi suavissime.' 

Printed Works, p. 332. 

28. ' Poggius pluriinam salutem dicit Cincio Bomano, asecretis 
Pontijicis, viro clarissimo. De educandis Jiliis.'' 

Begins : 

'Cum essem nuper ruri spud patrios lares reddita est michi epis- 

...* quicquid sors tulerit equo animo feremus. Vale.* 


29. ' Epistola [? Poggii] pro Johanne Decrivellls.'' 

* Memini me recommendasse tibi dum hie eras...' 

...'vale, et me ama. Rome, die vii" Marcii, lv.' 

SO. In the same handwriting as the greater part of Poggio's 

* Oracio coram domino Calisto facia per dominum Eneam [Syl- 
mum — Pius //.] in obediencia^ nomine Gesaris.'' 
Begins ; 

* Solent plerique omnes, beatissime maxime pontifex...' 

...•cum tue pictati videbitur lacius exponemiis.' 
This Oration, delivered in 1455, was printed by Planck before the end 
of the xvth century. See Dibdin's Biblioth. Spencer. It is also to be found 
in Reusner, Vol. ii. p. 9, printed at Leipsig in 1596. 

31 . A fresh handwriting, and very illegible. 

' Copia litere diffidacionis regis Aragonie contra Floreniinos? 

' Rex Aragonie utriusque SicUie. . .' 

Ends : 

...* die ii mensis Junii anno a Nativitate Domini mcccclii.' 

32. ' Oracio cujusdam militis Senensis ad Fredericum Ro- 
manorum Imperatorem in introitu ejusdem civitatis Senarum.'' 

Begins : 

'Jam ad tumulum summi gaudii...' 


...*et vestre serenissime majestatis gloriam.' 

33. ' Pogius in laudem legum.'' 
Begins : 

* Si quis ea esset facultate doctissimi...' 

...'manuac pedibus sive jure ac legibus decertabit. — Rome, xxvi. 
Augusti, 1422.' 

34. In a better handwriting. 
* Poggius in laudem medicine.'* 

Begins : 

' Vellem, patres prcstantissimi, tantam esse in me dicendi copiam...' 



...* assumptus in cetum vestrum quibus me humiliter recommendo.' 

But few of the writings of Poggio Bracciolini contained in this volume 
are to be foimd in his printed works, the most complete edition of which is 
that of Basle, 1538. Many of his unpublished letters are said to exist in the 
Ricardi Library at Florence, and in other Continental collections. See To- 
neUi's translation of Shepherd's Life of Poggio. 

35. ' Oracio pro laudibus nupciarum Imperatoris et uxoris.^ 
Begins : 

'Optarem impresenciarum, invictissime Caesar...' 


...'queque in posterum accidunt sub stellato solio gubemantur.' 

36. Badly written, but some portions are in a better hand. 

*■ Fahula de Tancredo principe et ejus Jilia, in Latinum ex 
Bochacio per Leonardum Aretinum conversa? 
Begins : 

'Tancredus fuit princeps Salamitanus...' 

...*in eodem sepulcro sepelire ambo fecit. Finis.' 
This is a translation of the first novelle of the fourth day in Boccaccio's 
Decameron, and was repeatedly printed towards the close of the xvith cen- 

It is preceded by an 'exordium' by Leonardus, in the form of a letter 
addressed to Bindasius Ricasolanus (whose name is variously spelt in the 
printed copies,) dated xv Jan. 1436. 

37. ' leronimm de honorandis parentibus.'' 

* Parentum meritis subjugans filios omnipotens Deus...' 

...'cum patribus a domino coram angelis coronari. Finis. Deo laus. 
— Rome, secunda Septembris, A** lv.' 

This is followed by five short extracts from leronimus, the first of which 
is : ' Sapiencia hujus mundi est cor machinacionibus tegere, sensnm verbis 
velare, falsum verum ostendere, et verum falsnm demonstrare.' 

38. ' Oraciiincula ad principem pro commendacione pero- 

Begins : 

' Alirari poteris fortasse, dux indite, justissime princeps. . .' 

. . . ' et genitorem menm commendatum facio. Deo laus.' 


39. ' Ephitavium Aide virginis^ 
Begins : 

' Hie quacunque via tendis, studiose viator, 
Disce graves casus [et] miserare meos...' 


...'Sic mens in tenues evasit spiritus auras, 
Ossa renianserunt nostra inhumata feris. 

D[eo] IQaus]. Rome.' 
This is followed by Virgil's 

' Nocte pluit tola, redeunt spectacula mane,' etc. 

40. A fresh handwriting. 

* Quinque historie Rome in capella domini Nicolai pape quinti^ 
in capella ejusdem in dorsali quodam sacri textus.'' 

The fii-st begins : 

'Octavianus, Romanorum Imperator, rexit imperiura cum An- 
Ends : 

../veneno mortua est, anno vite Augusti xxxiii, Imperature xii, 
Monarchie anno primo.' 
The second begins : 

'Octavianus, Imperator Romanorum, cum asset tante pulchritu- 

...'in capitolio anno vite sue Ixiii, Imperature xlii, Monarchie anno 
The third begins : 

'Octavianus Augustus Imperator fuit forma corporis eximius...' 


...* qui obiit anno vite sue Ixxvii, Imperature Ivi, Monarchie xliiiL' 

The fourth begins : 

'Quodam tempore Trajanus, Romanorum Imperator, ritu paganus 
sed autem justicie cultor...' 


...'in lignea sua percoluit, pie creditur contigisse.* 

The second part of this history is placed before the first, as is explained 
in a note. 

The fifth begins : 

' Hertrinbaldus, vir magnificus prepotens et illustris...* 


...'ad aures Christo fidelium pro vigilia mea deduxit. 
Rome, xi Septembris, Liii. M. Ramung. D[eoj L[^au8].' 


41. A fresh handwriting. 

* Oracio Jordani Ursini habita pro universitaie Juristarum 

Padue ad Fredericum III. Romanum Imperatorem.'* 


*Si quos decet, invictissime Cesar, colere sanctissimum numen...' 


../ orbe pacato ferrea belligeri claudentur limina.' 

This is followed by four unconnected Latin verses. 

42. ' Oracio Jordani Ursini ad S. D. N. [Nicolawnfi] papam 

ytum •> 


'Quum animsidverto, beatissime pater, apud inclitos.-' 


...'nullum laboris aut dif&cultatis genus recusabo.— Acta Rome, 


43. A fresh handwriting. 
' Panormita ad Lamolum.'' 

Begins : 

* Desine me placida verbis abducere terra, 
Desine me domina dissociare mea...' 


...'Ergo vale, et nostro si scribis quodque Gwarino, 
Quum salvum nostro nomine redde meum. 

Rome. Finis. D[eo] L[au8].' 

44. A fresh handwriting. 

* Epistola Enee Silvii de miseria vite curialis^ 

Begins : 

' Eneas Silveus salutem plurimam dicit domino Johanni de Aich...' 
Some leaves, which contained the latter part of this and the beginning 
of the next Tract, having been cut from the book, the MS. abruptly ends : 

...* Nunc vitandos lapides nunc sagittas timendas.' 

45. The former part of this Tract is wanting, for the reason 
just assigned. The title here given is taken from the table of 

* Epistola Invectiva contra Stephanum^ in peccantiis sacrilegii.'' 

Begins abruptly : 

* maximi Jacobo maximi cognatus Nicolao de galis...' 


Ends : 

...'tu ipse me ex corde commenda. Vale iterum, ut me soles ama. — 
Ex urbe, Yd. Januarii, mccccliii.' 
This was repeatedly printed by the early printers. 

46. ^Ad Sigismundum Cesarem Augustum Oracio Leonelli 
Estensis, iiii ydus Septemhris, in fontis porticu^ dum Ferrariam e 
Roma divertisset.^ 

Begins : 

'Cum tui celeberrimi nominis splendor atque gloria, serenissime 

...'claves suppliciter offert et in manibus collocat ttus.' 

47. ' Ejusdem oracio ad pulckerrima hahita in protestacione 
sihi facta a M. D. dum esset capltanius Florencie.'' 

Begins ; 

'Cum hoc temporis quo mihi a nobis hie honoratissimus locus..' 

...* hunc mihi diem faustum et felicem.* 

48. ' Epistola ducis Venatorum [ Venetiarum in the table of 
contents] Summo pontifci domino Nicolao V. destinata^'' in de- 
structione Constantinopolis. 

Begins : 

'Quamque existimemus, beatissime pater, jam literis Reverendi 
patris domini Archiep. Saragosiensis...' 

...'opem feramus, ac votis omnibus vestris brevissime morem gera- 
mus. Ultima Junii, anno liii".— Scriptum Rome prima Augusti, anno 
1453, per me Mathiam Ramung.' 

49. * Carmen Cesaris Augusti per quod rumpitur testamentum 
Virginia in quo mandahat ipse Virgilius sua opera igne destrui, 

cum nondum forent per ipsum correcta Rome.'' 
Begins : 

' Ergo ne supremis potuit vox improba verbis...' 

...' Laudetur vigeat placeat relegatur ametur.' 

50. ' Carmen Moreti Virgilii.^ 

' Jam nox hibemas bis quinque peregerat lioras...' 

...' Atque agit in segetes et terre condit arairum.' 


51 . ' Virgilii Maronis Puhlii^ poete clarissimi, de viro bono 
et prudenti.'' 

Begins : 

* Vir bonus et prudens qualem vix repperit ullum...' 

../Offensus prarus dat palmam et premia rectis. 

Finis. D[eo] LQaus^. Rome.' 
This, and the other poetry in this volume, is occasionally interlined with 
various readings and verbal explanations. 

52. ' Oracio domini Leonardi habita coram Rege per domi- 
num Jnlianum de antefatis^ 


' Si ad alium principem veneremus, gloriosissime rex..' 

...* que alias cum locus tempusque dabitur referemus. Finis.' 

53. ' Oracio Petri de Monte Veniti pro sapientissimo viro 
Johanne^ et funebris.'' 

Begins : 

* Luctuosam accerbamque provinciam clarissimi Patris ad me. . .* 

...*si posteriorum etati clara et Lnsignis perpetua futura est.* 

54. ' Oracio facta in presentacume ad examen.'' 

Begins : 

' Insigne ac amplissimum dierum mortalium...' 


...'dignissimo rectori et vobis domino preposito famose urbi doctores 
tales et talis et ego pariter presentamus.' 

55. Oratio. 
Begins : 

* Si quis fructus est, patres amplissimi, quem ego judicem...' 

...'consecutus sum, non premium mihi fuisse virtutis, at studii docu- 
mentum, etc' 

56. Epistola. 
Begins : 

' Scis enim quantus angor in componendis versibus meis...* 


...*ut uno die mnltomm dierum leticiam acceperim, etc' 

57. ' Oracio facta principi ob tenacionis conimodum desti- 


Begins : 

' Nulla fere dies illucescit qua non aliquid novum virtutis pericU'* 

...'id est virtute precellentibus bene mereri. Feliciter vale, etc/ 

58. ' Relacio graciarum pro nato Jilio facta altissimo.'' 
Begins : 

'Desiderio magno desideravi, vir indite et generose Marchio...' 

...'Deo gracias age, qui tecum graciam suam sic partire dignatus 

59. ' Oracio Thobie de matrimoniali contractu.^ 
Begins : 

' Non eram nescius, viri magniiici ac cives omatissimi...' 

. . / ambo pares, ambos ergo Deus longevos servet in annos,' etc. 

60. ' Oracio domini Petri, legum doctoris, Padue exposita 

coram serenissimo domino Buperto de Bavaria, Romanorum rege 

semper Augusio, anno Domini MCCCC., die dominica, xaf" mensis 



' Clari tui nominis, principnm serenissime, sola fama...' 


...'ad laudem individue trinitatis tueque majestatis. Amen,' 

61. * Oracio nupcialis7 

' Magnum et singulare munus hodiemo die suscepisse me...' 


. . .* hunc diem carminibus, ludis, ac coreis concelebranto, etc. etc etc,' 

62. ' Doctrina ut auditores nobis assenciant ;'— prsecepta rhe- 


' Si quid rhetorice dicere volumus, atque auditoribus ita suadere ut 
nobis assentiant...' 


...'periculosissimo bello nemini vestrum jam dubium esse arbitror.' 

At the upper corner of the first page is written, in a hand somewhat 
later than that of the tract itself, ' Manu Petri Luder.' 

63. ^ Epistola Petri Blesemis [Archidiaconi Bathoniensis] de 
miteria vite Curialis.'' 

> Dubium.' 



' Dilectis domlnis et amicis Clericis de Capella domini Regis...' 

...'quorum non erit intermissio neque finis.' 
In the margin of the first page is written, in a later hand, * Epistola 
sequens scripta est manu domini Mathie Ramung. Episcopi Spirensis.' 

64. ' Epistola Petri Blesensis in laude vite Curialis : Re- 
sponsio cuidam qui vitam Curialem dampnabatJ' 
Begins : 

* Magistro Radulpho Belnarensi Petrus Blesensis salutem.. ' 

...* et adolescentie vestre florem in rebus nugatoriis expendistis.' 
This is followed by a recipe * Contra Raucedinem,' of the efficacy of 
which the writer seems not to have been satisfied. It begins : 
'Jejuna, vigila, parce bibe, sepe labora, 
Calidum te serva, si vis vitare Reumo. 
Upon the last leaf are written some remarks upon the education of 
youth, in which Peter Luder is quoted as an authority, which begin : 

*S. P. Q. R. adulescentes, vicio juventutis flagrantes, cum a studio 
literarum optimis quoque moribus aversos conspexisset....' 

* ...verbis Esopi respondeatis, dicentes, Stolido nil sapit ista seges.* 

1622 Hh. I. 8. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 328, with 17 lines in a 
page. Date, the end of the xvth century. 

1. 1 — 3 a. ' Baptiste Mantuaxi ad Divam Virgixem 


Begins : 

Ad tua confugio supplex altaria virgo.... 

Fiat et hec nostre causa salutis erit. 

Printed at Paris, at the end of the 1st part of the Parthenice of Baptista 
Mantuanus, by Jehan Petit, Paris 1489, where it occupies the last 5 pages : 
and in 0pp. ed. Antv. 1 576. Vol. n. 

2. ff. 4 — 14 a. *In augustissime virginis Marie sextum 

rosarium Hermanxi Buschii Monasteriexsis Meditatioxes 

in tres Hecatosticas partite.' 

Begins : 

Cum deus astriferis dim ventums ab oris.... 



Te videam : superos inveniamque polos. 

Printed in a small 8vo, published at Cologne without date, but said to 
be 150G, with the title 'De saluberrime fructuosissimoque dive viiginis 
Marie Psalterio triplex Hecatosticon Hcruianni Buscliii Monasteriensis cum 
quibusdam aliis carminibus.' It contains 12 leaves. 

3. ff. 14a — 16a. 'Ejusdem Hermanni Bdschii Sapphi- 
coN ad divam Virginem.' 

Begins : 

Stirps Palestini generosa sceptri.... 

Dextera cymbam. 
Printed, Ibid. 

4. f. 15. Ejusdem ' Elegiacum ad eandem.' 
Begins : 

O genus ethereum virgo sidusque salubrc... 


Tunc expiranti pacis oliva veni. 
Printed, Ibid. 

5. 15 h, 16. 'Ejusdem Choriambicum ad divam Virgi- 

Begins : 

Virgo magna nimis edita regibus... 

Ends : 

Cum Sanctis maneant luce fruentibus. 

Printed, Ibid. 

g ff 17 19 a. 'Tacii Cecilii Cypriani Chartaginensis 

Episcopi eloquentia simul et martirio gloriosi de ligno saluti- 
FERE cRucis carmcii heroicum."' 

Begins : 

Est locus ex omni medium quem credimus orbe. . . 


Hoc lignum vite cunctis credentibus. Amen. 

Printed, Ibid. And also by Aldus in one of the volumes of the Foette 
Chrigtiani. Venet. 1602. Sign, gg vi, vii. 

7. ff. 19 h — 24. ' Nbnia Philippi Beboaldi de domim'ce 
passionis die.^ 



Venit mesta dies : rediit lachrimabile tempus...- 

Auxiliumque feras miseris mortalibas. Amem 
Printed by Ascensius. Paris, 1503. 

8. ff. 25 — 26 a. 'Elegiaca collaudatio divi Sebastiani 

martiris. Sebastianus Brant/ 

Begins : 

Pahna tibi merito temis depicta triumphis . . . 


Brant : rogo presidio gaudeat ille tuo. 
Printed in Varia Sebastiani Brant Carmina. Basil. 1498. Sign D. i., ii. 

9. ff. 26a — 31a. 'Ode Dicolos tetrastrophos ex Saphico 
endecasyllabo et adonio dimetro ad divum Sebastianum Mar- 
tyrem. Sebastianus Brant.' 


Quid tuas coner pner imperitus... 


Nos precor audi. 
Ibid. Sign. C. vii— D. i. 

10. ff. 31 b — 40 5. *De manna celesti et de ingratitudine 

omnium illud edentium. Se. B.** 

Begios : 

Sorte sub hac populi : Justus deus : et miserator... 


Quos proprio redimis sanguine : morte : cruce. 

Ibid. Sign. C. ii— C. vi. 

11. ff. 40 5 — 54i. ' Vita SANCTissiMi ONOPHRH. S. B.' 
Begins : 

Nostris caiininibus precor.... 

Cuncta abolevit. 

Ibid. Sign. D. ii— E. ii. 

This is in various metres, all which are specified as in the printed edition. 

12. ff. 545 — 56. ^JoHANNis Pici Mirandule depbeca- 



Alme deus summa qui majestate verendus.... 

VOL. III. 8 



Non dominum sed te sentiat esse patrem. 
Printed in Ilanutius Gherus' (i.e. J.Gruteri) Delitia; CC. Italorum Pocta- 
rum. 1608. Pars altera, pp. 203—206. 

13. f. 57. ' Ad imaginera Salvatoris Crucifixi Elegia Jo- 
ANNis Flammingi presbitcri Boppardiensis.' 

Begins : 

Hen quam deflendum quam lamentabile corpus... 

Et tristes elegos perlege corde pio. 
The next two leaves are blank. 

14. ff. 61 — 125. 'Baptiste Mantuani Carmelite Theo- 
logi Terne Parthenices : ad illustrissimam Isabellam Mantue 

Begins : 

[Q]uis novus iste furor veteres qui turbine tanto... 

Curia : et nostro requies non cognita mundo. 

The parts of the Parthenice are headed f. 61 ' DomLne Margarite £igon' ; 
f. 82 'Agathes agon'; f. 92 'Lucie agon'; f. 103 ' Divae Apollouia agon'. 
These form the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth parts of the Parthenice, as they 
appear in Opp. ed. Antv. 1576. T. ii. 

15. ff. 127 — 149. ' Magni Basilii Cesareae majestatis 
archiepiseopi ad nepotes suos pulchrum de legendis libris sbcu- 


Begins after ('Leonardi Aretini ad Collutium Salutatum prefacio : in 
magni Basilii librum ad juvenes.' Do tihi hunc libruni, Colluti,ex media, ut 
aiunt, Grecia...) 

Vera sunt filii que hortantur me ad ea vobis consulenda. . . 


...quod vos non patiamini, nunc recta consilia aspemantes. 

This translation of S. Basil's Homil. 22 (ed. Gamier. Par. 1722. T. ii. 
p. 173) was published at Brescia 1485, Bologna 1497. See Mehus* ed. of 
Leonardo Aretino's Epistt. Praef. p. Ixx. 

16. ff. 151 — 201. 'Petri Paulf Vergerii Justinopolitani 
ad Ubertinum Carariensera de ingenuis moribus."' 

Begins : 

[F]ranci8CU8 senior avas tuus cuius ut extant 



... nisi te ipsum videri defuisse. 

Printed in 4to, sine uUa nota. [It is in the Library AB. 4. 46]. Several 
other editions are mentioned by Maittaire. It has been attributed to Leo- 
nardo Aretino. See Mehus* Preface to his edition of Leonard! Aretinl 
Epistolee. Flor. 17-41. p. Ixi. 

17. ff. 203 — 238. 'DiALOGDs Plattne de vera nobili- 
TATE ad amplissimum Ursinum Archiepiscopum Tranensem.' 

Begins (after the Prohemlum [Mjirari ego persepe mecum soleo, am- 
plissime pater...); 

Ursinus. Quid circumspicis qaeso Platyna ?. . . 

...qui ob difficilem collis ascensmn non nihil sudamus. 

Printed at the end of Platina's Treatise *X?g Vitis summorum Ptmtijicum.' 
Colon. 1540. 

The next two leaves are blank. 

18. ff. 24] — 266. 'Platixe dialogds contra amores ad 
Ludovicum Stellam Mantuanum."' 

Begins : 

Stella. Salve Platina. Pin. Hem Stella qncmam et undel... 

Ste. faciam hoc et quidem sedulo. 

Printed, IMd. 

19. ff. 269—328. 'Divo Sixto 4 Pon. Max. Platyxe Dia- 
LOGus DE FALso ET vERo BONO.'' The first two books only, 

Beg^ (after the Prologue, Dici non potest Beatissime pater quam 
vehementer interdum...) : 

Quid agis Platyna 1 quid est quod ita mestus .. 


...eo die presertim exquirito. 

Printed, Ibid. 

All the treatises or poems have interlinear glosses and marginal scholia. 

1623 Hh. L 9. 

A small quarto, on paper, consisting of 256 leav&s (of which 
a few are blank), the number of lines in a page verj' various, 
neatly written in a small rimning hand of the xvith centurj'. 

1. ' Compendium sive Breviarium PBiiri volumixis 
Ghronicordm sive Annalium Joannis Tritemii, Abbatis 

s 2 



Begins (fol. 4) : 

Scripsimus, adjuvante Domino nostro Jesu Christo.... — (fol. 4.) 
(Trithemii Opera Hist. p. 1, Ed. Franc. 1601.) 

Ends (fol. 95 b) : ostia Rheni 61 continentur. — (Id. p. 62.) 

Prefixed is the letter of T rithemius to Laurentius, bishop of Wirtzpurg ; 
beginning ' Reverendissirao in Christo patri,' and ending ' commendatum. 
Anno 1515,' which is also printed in the edition above cited. 

2. ' P. CoRNELii Taciti equitis Romani be situ moribus 
ET popuLis Germanise libellus, a prodigiosis mendis re- 


Begins (fol. 98) : 

Germania omnis .. (Tac. Germ. c. 1.) 
Ends (fol. 132) : medium relinquam. — (Id. c. 46.) 
An account of the MS. used by Rhenanus and of his labours may be 
seen in Valpy's Delph. Class. Taciti Opera, p. 4518 and pp. 4521, 4522, (re- 
printed from Ed. Bipont. 1792). 

3. The Bucolics of Baptista Mantuanus, but without 
his name. 

The first verse of the collection is : 

Fauste, precor, gelida quando pecus omne sub umbra.— (fol. 134.) 

The last is : 

Figite in antiquis iterum magalia campis. — (fol. 216.) 

The titles of the Eclogues are as follows. 1. Faustus. De honesto amore 
et felici ejus exitu. Collocutores Faustus ot Fortunatus. 2. Fortunatus. 
De amoris insania. Coll. Faustus et Fortunatus. 3. Amyntas. De insani 
amoris exitu infelici. Coll. Faustus et Fortunatus. 4. Alphus. De natura 
mulierum.Coll. Alphus et Janus. 6. Candidus. De consuetudine divitum 
erga poetas. Coll. Candidus et Sylvanus. 6. Comix. De disceptatione rusti- 
corum etcivium. Coll. Comix et Fulica. 7. Pollux. De conversione juve- 
num ad religionem. Coll. Alphus et Galbula. 8. Religio. De rusticorum 
religione. Coll. Candidus et Alphus. 9. Falco. De moribus curiie Roniante. 
Coll. Faustulus et Candidus. 10. Bembus. De fratrum obscrvantiuni et non 
observantium controversia. Coll. Candidus, Bembus, Batrachus, Myrmix. 

These poems are accompanied with copious notes : one on Kcl ix. 
fol. 199, says : ' Notantur maxima cum detestatione mores curiee Romance.' 


They have been printed separately, * Opera Barth Laurentii,' with various 
scholia. Lond. 1676. Sec also Biogr. Univ. s. v. 

4. 'Epistola Rabbi Samuelis Israelite oriuxdi de 


Syxagog^, qu^ est in Subiulmeta in regno pr^dicto.' 

Begins (foL 219) : 

Confirmet te Deus.... 

Ends (fol. 255 b) : 

...ut corruptus homo penitus et ignorans. 

A treatise in defence of Christianity. 

At the end is this note : 

Nota quod iste libellus videtur fuisse occultatus per Judaeos ultra ducen- 
tos annos et triginta : quod conjicitur ex hoc : quia, cum iste doctor Samuel 
scriberet Rabbi Isaac solum dixit fluxisse mille annos a tempore quo per 
Titum expugnantem sanctam civitatem Judsei sunt dispersi : et ideo videtur, 
quod statiin post illos mUle annos captivitatis et dispersionis Judaeorum 
iste liber fuerit conscriptus...qui translatus est sub annis Domini 1239. 

See Steinschneider, Jewish Lit. p. 127, Engl. Transl. 1857 ; and Anton. 
BiU. Hisp. Vet. T. ii. p. 3. The book has been printed several times. Trans- 
lated about 1338 by Alphonso Buen-hombre, a Spanish Dominican, accord- 
ing to Antonio, p. 157, who assigns the conversion of Samuel to the year 

At the end is the date of the MS. 'Anno 1523 sexto Kalendas Octobris.' 

1624 Hh. I. 10. 

A quarto, on parchment, 93 leaves, 26 lines in each page, 
written by an Anglo-Saxon scribe in the xith century: imperfect 
at the end. 

-^LFRic's Latin Grammar, derived from the works of Do- 
natus and Priscian. 

The Glosses, which are for the most part wanting in the present copy, 
were published entire at the end of Sumner's Dictionarium Saxonico- 
Laiino-Anglicum, Oxon. 1659. 

The following entry occurs at the commencement of this MS. : * Sum 
Academiee Cantabrig. quem olim fraude abreptum e Bibliotheca Publica 
restitui curavit Abrahamus Whelocus.' 


1625 Hh. I. 11. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 136, with from 19 to 
39 lines in a page. Written in various hands in the xvth century. 
A Collection of Theological Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 8 and 13 — 44. The Incarnation and Passion of 
our Lord^ divided into chapters, translated into English from St 

Begins : 

Of the incarnacion of Ihu and first ofpe annunciation. 
Whanne plente of tyme of gi-ace was come... 
Ends, the last chapter being Of \>e sendynge don <Sf J)« comynge of^e holi 
goste : 

...lyuej) and regne]) vn\> outen ende. Amen. Soli deo honor et 
Two pages, beginning *Ave domine ihu...' and ' Precor te piissime do- 
mine...' follow. This contains chapters 1 — 5, and 57 to the end, of St Bona- 
vcntura's ' Vita Christi.' 

2. ff. 9 — 12. '■ Missa de nomine Ihu officium.'' 

Begins: _ 

In nomine ihu omne genu flectatur. . . 


...tota mentis iutencione promoveant. Per eundem. 

This is followed by a promise of indulgence to all devoutly celebrating it 
from Pope Boniface IV. and from four bishops, viz. Robertus Halham episco- 
pus Sarum, Cornelius Archiepiscopus Turmensis, Joannes Elphmensis epis- 
copus, and Johannes Landavensis episcopus : and the Nicene Creed. 

3. ff. 45 — 53. A dialogue between Wysdam and the Disciple 
on the Sacrament. 

Begins : 

Wysdam. When J>" comest up to the wurschipell auteer... 

...a blessed hens passynge to lyfe everlastynge. Amen. 

4. f. 54. A Prayer on the seven words of our Lord on the 

5. ff. 55 — 60. A Meditation on the Blessed Virgin. 

Begins : 

If fou wilt devoutely heile |>i3 gloriouse virgine... 
Ends : 

...good lady schewe to us after pis exil ihu crist oure Saviour. Amen. 


This is chapter xix. of St Bonaventura's Stimulus Amoris, P. iii. Opp. 
Mog^nt. VII. pp. 231 — 233. The praj-er, ' O bone ihu ' follows. 

6. ff. 61 — 68. ' A Sovereign comfort for a soule dAshesyd^ 

Begins : 

Sine fide impossibile est placere Deo. For as mechil as ])e apostle 

. . to worschepe of fat lord. Qui vivit... 

7. ff. 69—99. Meditations m Psalms 90, 91. 
Begins : 

Qui habitat in adjutorio, &c. Alio men fat wll levyn cristenliche... 

. . .in all goode and sowereyn goodnesse. Quiche is blissed with owtyn 
ende. Amen. 

8. ff. 100 — 116. On paper, ' A souereyn a7id a notable sen- 
tence to comforte a person that is in temptacion.' 

Begins : 

Oure merciful lord god chastyseth hese childim... 

...God for his goodnesse on me sinful have mercy. Amen. 
In this tract, f. 112, is a legend of a squier lu3te John Homeleis^ who 
was met by an angel in a wood. 
The next leaf is blank. 

9. ff. 118 — 120. On paper. ^ Specttlum Peccatoris'' Hicsadi 

Begins : 

Quonimn karissime in huius via vite sumus... 

...novissima tua prudenter provideas. quod ipse nobis, &c. 
S, Aug. Opp. ed. Paris, 1837. vi. Append. colL 1433— 1442. 
The next leaf is blank. 

10. ff. 122— 127. On paper. A life of S. Elizabeth. 
Begins : 

On a day as sejTit Elyzabeth... 

...ony of hem J)t ben nntrewe, &c. 

11. ff. 128 — 132. A sermon on the assumption of our Lady. 
Begins : 

To declare to 30W at ])is tyme sum what of thys excellent fest... 



. . .to divine vysion in quyche scyntys have here fruicion. Amen. 
The next leaf is blank. 

12. ff. 134 h — 136. ' The viijoyes ofowyr lady seynt inary^ 
The ' sorwes ' follow, but are unfinished. 

1626 Hh. I. 12. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 1 27, with 28 lines in 
each page. The titles of the chapters are throughout in rubrick. 
There are catchwords after every eighth leaf. Date, the xvth 

A Manual of Private Devotion, divided into chapters, 
compiled from the Fathers, and the Stimulus Amoris of S. Bona- 
ventura ; imperfect at the beginning and end, and thus without 
chapters 1, 35, 36, and parts of 2 and 34. 

Begins, after the ' Kalendar that maketh mencyon of alle the chapetells 
jMit ben in fe booke,' 

...])• ye love togider as I have loved yow... 


...the lake of clennesse ])e stere of virginyte and in. .. 

The contents, as given in the 'Kalendar' on the first two leaves, are 
as follows : 

1. How a man or a woman of symple kunnynge shall make his preier 
to almyghty god. 

2. A prologe of J)e pater noster with \& vii askynges of fe pater noster 

3. The Ave Maria. 

4. A prologe of pe byleve with })e xii articles of fe feithe folowynge. 

5. A prologe of \q comaundementis and J^e x comaundementis 

6. A confession which is also a preyer y Seynt Brandon made. 

7. How a man shulde lyve perfitely. 

8. Of the charter of oure heuenly heritage. 

9. Of goostly bataylle and how a man shuld fyght a3ens ]>e flesch his 

10. Of )je peynes of helle and of )>€ peynes of [purgatory. This word 

11. Of the Joyes of heuen. 


12. How a man shulde have the name of ihu in mynde and of |)e 
werkenges therof. 

13. Anofer of J>e same name ihu with iii degrees of love. 

14. How mekenes is pe grouade of ]>e love of ihu with vii tokynnes of 
fe love of crist. 

15. How a man shall stere hym selfe to love god and to kyndell his 
herte in his love. 

16. How a man shall 3eue his herte gladly to god. 

17. How a man shall ordeyn his foujtis y he myght have euer god in 
his mynde. 

18. How a man may stere hym selfe to fe service of god. 

19. How a man shall ordeyne hym ]>* he my3t perfitely love his lorde 

20. How a man shuld knowe what crist suffryd for hym. 

21. Of ])e tokynnes and werchynges of love. 

22. How goostly love is turnyd into flesshely love. 

23. How a man shulde leme to love god. 

24. What love is. 

25. WTiere is love. 

26. How I schall love verrily god. 

27- How ])" aught knowe y |)° were in love and charite. 

28. In what state a man may most love god. 

29. How y aUe men y bene in holy habite bene not holy as J>ei semen. 

30. Of y hertily turnynge to oure lorde ihu crist. 

31. Of iiii })inges y is nedefal. The firste is what |>inge makith a man 
foule : The secunde what makith hym clene. The fridde what holdith hym 
in clennes. The fourthe what f inge draweth hym to ordeyne his wille to 
godys wUle. 

32. Of a meditacion of Seynt Austyn of J>e mercy of god. 

33. Of marye maudeleyn and martha hir sbter by whom is undirstonde 
contemplatif lyfe and actife lyfe. 

34. Of Salve Regina in englisch. 

35. Of a songe of ]>e love of oure lorde ihu crist. 

36. Of a songe of fe love of oure lady seynt marie. 

The rubrick before chapter 15, fol. 80 6, states that it consists of 'diuerse 
chapiters of a treatise callyd ]>e prikk of love ' [^stimulus amoris^ of S. Bona- 
ventura, translated into English by ' maister waltir hilton chanon and gouer- 
noure of pe house of Thurgarton biside Newark.' Chapter 34 is Cap. xix. of 
Part 3 of the Stimulus Amoris. See Hh. i. 11, § 5, 


»«^7 Hh. I. 13. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 73, with 20 lines in 
each page. Date, the xvth century. There are catchwords after 
every 8th leaf. 

' Speculum Christiani.' 
Begins, with an illuminated initial (fol. 1) : 

Hieronimus. In principio cuiuslibet operis premitte dominieam 

Magna diflferentia est inter prcdicacionem et doctrinam... 
Ends (fol. 71) : 

. . .nullum sacrificium ita placet domino sicut zelus animarum. 
This is followed by two paragraphs, the latter headed * Do tribus vocibus 

Printed by Jehan Petit. See Ff. i. 14, § 4. Both these MS. have a num- 
ber of English verses inserted in the treatise, which are not in the printed 

On fol. 1 is written, 'Sum Ben : Jonsoni liber.' 

1628 Hh. I. 14. 

A foHo, on parchment and paper mixed, containing ff. 128, in 
double columns, of 40 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

' Jacobi Januensis Tabula super Sanctas Sceipturas.' 
Begins (fol. 1) : 

Abstinencia raro donatur... 
Ends (fol. 125): hie finis libelli hujus, quamobrem laus et gloria xpo. Amen. 
The last 4 leaves are occupied with some paragraphs on Accidia, Ava- 
ricia, Misericordia, Peccatum, Penitencia, Resurrectio, and Sacra Scriptura, 
compiled from the Fathers. 

See Gg. 1. 23. 

1629 Hh. n. 1. 

A folio, on paper, containing 241 leaves, numbered as 256 
(the leaf after f. 102 being without a number, and 15 leaves 
having been cut out between ff. 165 and 181), the lines in a page 
varying from about 35 to 50, written in Law-French, in hands of 
the latter part of the xvith and former part of the xviith centu- 


1. Law-Readixgs. 

ff. 1 — 26. Froweke's, upon the Statute 17 Edw. II. on the King's Prero- 

The writer has erroneously called this Statute the 10 Eliz. Sir Thomas 
Froweke (or Frowycke) was Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in the reign 
of Hex. VII. and one of the arbitrators between the University and Town 
of Cambridge, (Cooper's Annals, i. 259). 

ff. 28—45. Nine Readings of John Denishill, Serjeant-at-law, upon the 
Statute 4 Hen. VII., beginning with the Second Reading. 

Denishill (or Densell) was called to the degree of Serjeant-at-law 
23 Hen. VIII. {Dugd.) 

ff. 46 — 55. Six Readings of Mr Anslowe, upon the Statute 32 Hen. VIII. 
c. 36, on Fines. 

Richard Onslow (who, it is presumed, is here intended) was Reader in 
the Inner Temple, 4 Eliz, (Dugd.) 

ff. 57 — 69. Seven Readings of Ambrose Gilbert, upon the Statute 34 
and 35 Hen. VIII. c. 5, on Wills. 

Gilbert is not mentioned in Dugdale. 

ff. 71 — 80. Eleven Readings of Mr Blanchard upon the Statutes 32 and 
34 Hen. VIII., on Wills. 

Blancher was Reader in the Middle Temple, 23 Eliz. (Dugd.) 

ff. 107—119. Eight Readings of Mr Bell, upon the Statute 21 Hen. 
VIII. c. 19, on Avowries. 

The names and arguments of some of the Moot-men (Fleetwood, Far- 
mer, and NichoUs,) are given. 

Robert Bell (afterwards Chief Baron of the Exchequer) was Reader in 
the Middle Temple, 7 Eliz. (Dugd.) 

ff. 121—126. Five Readings of Mr Dyer, upon the Statute 34 Hen. 
VIII., on AVUls. 

James Dyer (afterwards successively Chief Justice of the King's Bench 
and Common Pleas,) was Reader in the Middle Temple, 6 Edw. VI. {Dugd.) 

2. Eepobts of cases adjudged between 24 Eliz. and 
4 Charles I., chiefly in the King's Bench, a few in the Common 
Pleas, Exchequer, and Star-Chamber. 

Between the Readings of Blanchard and Bell (ff. 83—106) are some cases 
adjudged between 27 and 33 Eliz., amongst which is Chudley's case, and 
that of Harris v. Winge. The latter is reported at great length, with the 
arguments of Counsel, Sir John Popham, Attorney-General, Sir Thomas 
Egerton, Solicitor-General, Coke, Evans, and Whight. 

Most of these cases are printed in the Reports of Coke, Croke, Popham, 
Rolle, Hutton, Palmer, or Latch. 


1630 Hh. II. 2. 

A folio, on paper, much injured by damp, containing 184 
leaves partially numbered in pages, with about 60 lines in a page, 
written in Law-French, in a hand of the xviith century. 

Reports op Cases adjudged in the Common Pleas and 
Exchequer from 7 to 13 James I. 

Some of these cases are printed in Coke, Croke, and Brownlow. 

1631 Hh. II. 3. 

A folio, on parchment, in bad condition, the former part 
much injured by damp, containing 78 leaves, illegibly numbered, 
with 64 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the 
xivth century. 

Year Book for 15 and 16, and 19 and 20 Edw. IIL 
It was originally two books, the former ending with 16 Edw. Ill, 

1632 Hh. n. 4. 

A folio, on parchment and paper, containing 274 leaves of 
the former and 35 of the latter, exclusively of 2 or 3 fragments 
of leaves, the blank part of which has been cut away. It is of 
several different sizes, the number of lines in a page varying from 
45 to 72, written in Law-French, in hands of the xivth cen- 
tury, a few of the leaves in double columns. Much of it is in 
bad condition, particularly the paper portion at the end, no en- 
tire page of which is legible. 

Year-Book for part of the reign of Edw. III. 

It begins abruptly in the middle of Easter Terra, 3 Edw. III., and goes 
on regularly to the end of the 7th year, then come the 1st and 2nd years, 
and Hilary and the first part of Easter Term of the 3rd year; we have then 
the 12th to the 17th inclusive, the 19th, 23rd, to Trinity Term in the 24th, 
and the 36th, the last being upon the paper portion. 

Between the 24th and 36th years are cases decided by the Justices Itine- 
rant at Nottingham, 3 Edw. III. Also before William de Herlc (Chief 
Justice of the Common Pleas) and his Associates at Derby, about the same 
period. (See Foss, Lives of the Judyes, in. 442,) 


1633 Hh. n. 5. 

A folio, on parchment, containing 95 leaves, with about 60 
lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the xivth 

Year-Book from Mich. Term 39, to Mich. Term 45 
Edw. III. 

1634 Hh. n. 6. 

A folio, on paper, containing 266 leaves (a few of which are 
blank) numbered irregularly, with about 36 lines in a page, 
written in Law-French, in a hand of the beginning of the xvith 

Law-Re A DixGS. 

ff. 1—27. On Magna Carta. 

flF. 29—38. On the Statutes of Merton, 20 Hex. III. 

flf. 39—99. On the Statutes of ' Marlebrigge,' 52 HexV. III. 

fF. 100—115. On the First Statute of Westminster, 3 Edw. I. 

ff. 128—150. On the Statutes of Gloucester, 6 Edw. I. 

fF. 152—269. On the Second Statute of Westminster, 13 Edw. I. 

Upon folio 58, in a handwriting of the same character as the rest of the 
MS., are two sets of satirical verses on the times. They have a striking re- 
semblance to the style and conceits of Skelton, in his * Maner of the world 
now a dayes,' and in * Colin Clout,' though in a different measure, but are 
not to be found in his published works. The latter part of the longer one is 
diverted from satire, and gives instruction to ' Who so wille be wise in pur- 
chesyng lond.* 

»635 Hh. n. 7. 

A folio, on paper, containing 172 leaves, with about 42 lines 
in a page, written in Law-French, in hands of the xvth cen- 

Year-Book from 40 to 46 Edw. IIL, with the exception 
of the 42nd year. 

At the end are two leaves inserted, in a handwriting of the beginning of 
the xvnth century, containing an alphabetical index of subjects in the year- 
books, and in Fitzherbert's Great Abridgement, from 33 to 50 Edw. III., 
and from 1 to 3 Hex. VI. 

Between the 40th and 41st years are 16 leaves containing the mode of 
proceeding in the Court op Hustings, in the City of London. This is to be 


found in a small quarto printed in 1647, entitled ' The City-Law, or the 
course and practice in all manner of juridicall proceedings in the Hustings 
in Guild-Hall, London. Englished 'Out of an ancient French Manuscript.' 
Our MS. commences in the printed copy at the bottom of page 21, and 
there is some difference in the arrangement. 

«366 Hh. n. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing 141 leaves (two of them towards 
the end being of parchment), irregularly numbered, with about 
40 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in hands of the xvth 
century. It is in bad condition, and imperfect both at the begin- 
ning and end. 

1. Law-Readings. 

Upon the Statutes of Merton, Marlborough, Gloucester, and Second of 
Westminster, with a table of subjects. 

These are preceded by some forms of Appeal, in Latin, and a few notes. 

2. Part of a Year-Book, for Trinity Term, 2 Rich. IL, 
Trinity Term, 2 Hen. V., and Mich. Tenn, 2 Rich. IL 

**^^ Hh. n. 9, 

A folio, on paper, containing 440 numbered leaves (a great 
many of which are blank), written in Law- French, in neat hands 
of the xviith century. Ff. 8, 16, 79, 334, 335, 410, and 411 (all 
blank) have been torn out. At the end a slip is pasted in, num- 
bered 444, containing the case, ' Gresham et Digby.' 

Reports of Cases in the King's Bench, Common Bench, 
AND Court of Wards, between Mich. Term 13 and 14, and 
Trinity Term, 30 Eliz. 

It contains also, at the beginning, one case in the 7th, and one in the 10 
and 1 1 Euz. And on f. 285 is * A Coppie of an exemplification of an act 
of parliament, 50 Edw. IIL, exemplified anno 13 Eliz. and 29° die Novemb. 
touchinge the Charters of the tinners in Devon.' 

Most of the cases in the earlier years are anonymous: in the later years 
nearly all of them are printed in Croke. 

1638 Hh. II. 10. 

A folio, on paper, containing 1 45 leaves irregularly numbered, 
with from 27 to 42 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in 
hands of the xvth century. 


Year-Book fob 31 Edw. III. and 22 Hen. VI. 

At the end the name of Thomas Bromley is written twice, in a hand of 
the xvith century. He was Lord Chancellor, and died in 1586. 

1639 HI. n. U. 

A small folio, on parchment, containing 95 leaves, with 31 
lines in a page, written in Latin, in an excellent, hand of the 
xivth centurj-. The initial letters are mostly coloured yellow, 
and the pages are ruled. 

Registbum Brevium. 

At the end, upon a fly-leaf, now pasted to the cover, is a memorandum 
written in a court-hand by ^Valter Aclond, dated 3 August, 24 Hex. VIIL, 
that he had received of John Awdelet, of Abyngdon, the sum of £117 in 
Angells, &c., £17 in Uocatts, £161 in old Crownys, and £5 in new Crownys, 
and that the bond for the repayment of the said sum remained * in papiro 
in cista.' 

1640 Hh. n. 12. 

A folio, on paper, in bad condition, containing 216 leaves (a 
few of which are blank), vnth from SO to 40 lines in a page, 
written in Law- French, in hands of the xivth and xvth centu- 
ries. It is made up of portions of old 


which are arranged in the following order : — 3 Hen. IV., 1 Hen. 
v., 2 Hen. VI., 5 Hen. V., 1 Hen. VI., 2 Hen. V., 19 Hen. 
VL, 21 Edw. III., 11 Hen. IV. 

In diflFerent places in the book are scribbled the names of Robert Stele, 
William Pnidhom, Thomas Denton, and Thomas Marrowe. 

i«*i Hh. m. 1. 

A folio, on paper, containing 57 leaves (a few of which are 
blank), with about 52 lines in a full page, written in Law- 
French, in a hand of the xviith century. 

*Un breife Collection de touts tiels decrees fait in le 
Court de Gabds, queux decidunt ascuue doubte in ley, ou autre- 
ment expresse ou explaine ascim matter necessary pur ester conus 
daver lexperience de mesme le court. Les queux decrees remaine 
encorde et enter in les livers appell les hvers de decrees del dit 


court, hors de queux livers est fait cet collection, Et cest coppie 
est escriete hors del raesme collection, (jue fuit escriet par L"'author, 
John Hare, que fuit escriet par sa maine proprie 12° Julii 1581. 
Incipiunt Termino Trin. Anno Regis Edwardi VI". VIIV 

It comes down to the 20 Eliz., but on the last page is a note, in the 
same handwriting, of a grant made by K. James to Lord Wallingford. 

1642 ' Hh. ni. 2. 

A folio, on paper, containing 283 leaves (many of which are 
blank), with about 40 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in 
a hand of the early part of the xviith century. 

Readings op Sir Francis Moore in the Middle Tem- 
ple, 5 James I., upon the Statute 43 Eliz. c. 7, an Act to 
redress the misemployment of lands, &;c., given to charitable 
uses, — in 8 divisions. To them is prefixed, ' My speach at the 

These Readings appear to be throughout in the handwriting of the 
author, and were edited (abridged by himself) in 1676 by George Duke, 
of the Middle Temple, Esq., who has erroneously dated their delivery 4 
James I. Moore was in Parliament in the 43rd year of Elizabeth, and is 
said to have drawn up the Act which is the subject of his Readings. He 
died in 1621. See Wood's Athence Oxon. 

At the beginning of the volume are two leaves of curious notes by Moore, 
in which he says he ' began his Readings on Moudaye, 3° August, 1607, 
Anno 5° Jac, and ended them the 14 August, in respect the plague much 
increased, the certificate beinge 77.' He gives the names of the Benchers 
who were his assistants, amongst whom was Sir Henry Montague; the 
names of the ' Cubbardmen ' assigned to him ; of the utter barristers called 
by him; of the stewards of his feast; of those admitted to the house in his 
Readings, amongst whom were his eldest, second, and third sons; of the 
lieaders in the other Inns of Court; of the preachers upon 8 August, 'the 
daye of the Kinge's delivei-y from the treason of Earl Gowrey in Scotland.' 
He enumerates the Gifts at his Readings, with the names of the donors. 
These consisted of 6 hoggesheads of wyne, at the cost of £6. 5s. per hhd. ; 
£44 in money, in sums varying from £10 to 20#. ; 26 loaves of sugar; 24lb8 
of pepper; 3 firkins and 2 keggs of sturgeon; 7 swannes; 4 cakes of salmon; 
13 trowtes; 6 marchpanes; 22 chickens; 68 capons; 14 pullets; 16 tirkeis; 
22 partriges; 1 fesant; 1 pehenn ; 6 geese; 26 quails; 5 dosen pigeons; a 
fatt shepe; a fatt lanibe ; a banbury cake ; and 18 cheses. 

Upon a slip of paper found loose in the book, and now pasted in at the 
end, is a memorandum that the writer, ' Thomas Pacy the elder, had dely- 


vered to Wyllyam a Powell the deeds of two houses in Bristow, held of 

the Abbot and Convent of Tewkysbery, he (Pacy) being so byssy that he 
was unable to apere by for the uramage at the Corte : dated 4 Dec Qblank 
year] Hen. VIII.' 

1««3 Hh. m. 3. 

A folio, on paper, containing 20 leaves, with from 30 to 40 
lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the xvth 
century: 18 leaves of coarse paper have been bound up with it 
to give thickness to the book. 

Part of a Year-Book for 12 Edw. IV. 

16«« Hh. m. 4. 

A folio, on paper, injured by damp, containing 64 leaves, 
written in Latin in the middle of the xvith century. 

Copy of the Rolls of the Court Leete axd Court 
Baron of the Manor of ' Seynt Jamys juxta Bristoll,' 
before Nicholas Poyntz, Knt., Steward of the Priorj' of St James 
(Eobert Cysseter being Prior), from 27 to 88 Hex. VIII. 

Interspersed with these are records of the 

Pleas in the Court of Pie-Powder, before the same 
Steward, from 30 Hex. VIII. to 3 Edw. VI.—' Placita Curie 
Dni Regis Pedis pulverizati Ville Bi-istol, secundum usum et 
consuetudinem ejusdem ville tempore quo non exeat memoria,' &c. 

16«9 Hh. m. 5. 

A foUo, on paper, containing 173 leaves, with from 34 to 40 
hues in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the xvth 


for portions of the reigns of Edw. II., Edw. Ill,, Hen. IV., 
and Hen. V. 

»•*« Hh. m. 6. 

A folio, on paper, containing 111;^ leaves, with about 30 hnes 
in a page, written in Law- French, in hands of the xvth and 
xvith centuries. 




1. Litilton's, in the Lent vacation, on the Second Statute of Westmin- 
ster, c. 12, of Appeals. 

This was Richard Littleton, son of Sir Thomas. See Brooke's Biblioth. 
Leg. Aug. 

2. Anonymous, on the Statute of Merton. 

3. Anonymous, on the Second of Westminster. 

4. Anonymous, on the same Statute. 

fi. Frowyck's, delivered in the autumn, 10 Hen. VII. 

6. Thomas Marowe's, in Lent, 18 Hen. VII. *De pace terre et Ec- 
clesie, et conservacione ejusdera : Westmon. primo, capitulo primo.' 

Marowe was called to the degree of Serjeant-at-Law, 20 Hen. VII. 

On the last leaf is a table of matters, on the back of which is a form for 
the entries in the roll of a manorial court. 

At the end are written the names of John Smythe, Robert Oliver, and 
Godfrey Johnson. 

i«*7 Hh. m. 7. 

A folio, on paper, containing 157 leaves (a great many of 

which are blank), written in Law-French, in hands of the xviith 



1 . Mr Serjeant Brampston's, on the Statute 27 Eliz. c. 4, of fraudulent 

John Brampston, afterwards Chief Justice of the King's Bench, was 
Reader in the Middle Temple 20 James I. {Dugd.) 
Mallet and Taniield argued at these Readings. 

2. Mr Davers' (who commenced his reading 8 August, 1623) on the 
Statutes 31 Hen. VIII. c. 1, and 32 Hen. VIII. c. 32, of Partitions. 

Dugdale calls him Danvers. 

3. Mr Tanfield's, on the Statute 11 Hen. VII. c. 20, of Jointures. 
Robert Tanfield was Reader in the Middle Temple, 21 James I. (Dugd.) 

4. Thomas Mallet's, on the Statute 18 Eliz. c 13, of Feetailes. 

He was Reader in the Middle Temple, 1 Charles I., and subsequently 
one of tlie Justices of the King's Bench. (Dugd.) 

5. Mr Bartlett's, on the Statute 32 Hen. VIII. c 34, of Conditions and 

He is not mentioned by Dugdale. 

I64b8 Hh. m. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing 1 66 leaves (some of which are 
blank), irregularly numbered, written in Law-French, Latin, and 


English, in hands of the latter part of the xvith and the begin- 
ning of the xviith century. 

Law Common-Place Book. 

Upon the leaves left unoccupied by the legal subjects, a later possessor 
of the book has written : 

* Jewel's Repli unto M. Harding's aosweare,' being extracts from 
^\Tiitaker's Latin translation : 

Short passages, on religious and moral subjects, from St Augustine and 
others : 

And a table of contents of some system of divinity, extending over 11 

In another handwriting, in the middle of the book, is 

' The true opinion of Devines concerning man's beginninge :' * The faulse 
opinion of the heathens conceminge man's beginninge :' and, ' Of the situa- 
cion and particion of the earth.* 


' 'WTien God in the fyrste dale of his creation had fynished heaven 
and earth, which [by reason] of the beautie and elegant forme therof 
was called Mundus...' 

The third part breaks off abruptly in the middle of the sixth line : 

— ' flowinge through Egypt, wateringe the same also with a woun- 
derfull frutfulnes, fauleth into the sea...' 

1649 Hh. ni. 9. 

A folio, on paper, containing 114 leaves (many of which are 
blank), with about 45 lines in a page, written in Law-French, 
in hands of the latter part of the xvth and the beginning of the 
xvith century. 

I. Year-Book for 45 Edw. IIL, 3 Hen. IV., and 
Mich. Term, 39 Hen. VI. 

II. ' Leyre de corona de Kente, London, Notyngham, 
Derby, et Bedforde." 

III. Law-Readings. 

1. Anonymous, in Lent, 11 Hen. VIII., on the Statute of Reliefs. 

2. The same Reader, in the latter part of Lent, in the same year, on 
the 1st Statute 17 Edw. II. c. 16, of the King's prerogative in the goods of 



3. Mr Yngelfylde's, August, 12 Hen. VIII., on the Second Statute of 
Westminster, c. 39. 

Thomas Englefeld read in the Middle Temple, and was made one of the 
Justices of the Common Pleas, 18 Hen. VIII. (Dugd.) 

4. Edmund Knightley's, in Lent, 14 Hen. VIII., on the Statute 1 
Rich. II , of Feoffments. 

He read in the Middle Temple, and was afterwards made Attorney- 
General of the Duchy of Lancaster. 

On a fly-leaf, at the beginning of the volume, is written, in a hand of 
the early part of the xvith century, the name of Antonius Gilbertus Coke : 
and, in a later hand, that of William Fletewood (evidently an autograph), 
who was Recorder of London, and died in 1593-4. See Wood's Athence 

1650 Hh. m. 10. 

A folio, on paper, in places injured by damp, containing 99 
leaves (96 of which are numbered), with from 27 to 42 lines in 
a page, written in Law- French, in hands of the xvith century. 

Law-Readings of Edmund Dudley, on the Statute 1 
Rich. IIL c. 1, and on several chapters of the Second Statute 
of Westminster. 

At the end is this colophon : ' Explicit repertorium Dudley de Gray's 
Inne, in quadragesima, Anno Regni Regis Henrici Septimi undecimo, qd 
Willielmus Colyns.' — Dudley was beheaded on Tower-Hill, August 18, 1510. 

On the first leaf are some unconnected memoranda. On the last page is 
written the name of William Fletewood, as in Hh. iii. 9. 

1651 Hh. m. 11. 

A folio, on bad parchment, and in places injured by damp, 
containing 174 leaves, numbered as 170, with about 40 lines in a 
page, written in Law- French and Latin, in hands of the xivth 
century. Two leaves at the beginning, which contain an incom- 
plete index and the titles of the chapters of the principal Sta- 
tutes, are unnumbered, as also a leaf between ff 105 and 106, 
and two leaves are numbered 167. Between ff. 115 — 116 part of 
a leaf has been inserted. The initial letters are for the most 
part red or blue. 

This MS. is noticed in the Introduction to the Statutes of the Realm, 
published by the Record Commission. 

A Collection of Statutes, and Tracts chiefly Legal. 


1. f. 1. 'Per ordinaciones novissimas apud'^ Westm. facias cartanun 
omnium dictamen et diversitas.' 

2. f. 11. * Play de la corone en cur de Baron.' 
a f. 12. ' Extenta Manerii.' 

4. f. 13. * Magna Carta Edwabdi I.' 

5. f. 15. ' Carta de Foresta.' 

6. f, 166. * Sentencia lata super duas cartas.' 

7. f. 17. 'Provisiones de Mertone.' 

8. f. 18. ' Statuta de Marleberge.' 

9. £ 21 6, ' Statutum de Bigamis.' 

10. f. 22. * Statutum de vocatis ad Warantum.' 

11. f. 226. * Statutum de Accione vastL' 

12. f. 22 6. ' Statutum de Justiciariis errantibus.' 

13. f. 23. ' Statutum de Recognicione finium.' 

14. f. 23 6. * Statutum de Conspiratoribus.' 

15. f. 24. ' Statutum de Magna Assisa inquirenda.' 

16. f, 24. * Statutum de Antique Dominico.' 
17- f. 24 b. ' Statutum novum de quo Waranto.' 

18. f. 246. ' Statuta Scaccarii.' 

19. f. 26. ' Statutum de die bisextilL* 

20. f. 26. * Composicio Monete et Mensura Anglic.' 

21. f. 26 6. ' Statutum Glocestrie.' 

22. f. 29. 'Statutum denovis Articulis.* 

23. f. 31. * Prima Statuta AVestmonasterii, 3 Edw. I.' 

24. f. 37. 'Qualiter Essonium sit calumpniandum.' 
26. £376. 'Visus Franci-PlegiL' 

26. f. 38. * Modus de Homagio et fidelitate facienda.' 

27. f. 38 6. ' Statutum de viris religiosis.' 

28. f. 38 6. * Summa Circumspecte Agatis. 

29. f. 39. ' Statuta Glocestrie.' 

30. f. 40. ' Explanaciones Statutorum eorundem Glocestrie.' 

31. f. 406. ' Statuta Wynton.' 

32. f. 41 6. ' Parvum Statutum WestmonasteriL* 

33. f. 41 6. * Statuta de Moneta.' 

34. £ 42 6. ' Statuta de Acton Bumell.' 
36. £ 43. * Statuta Exonie.' 

36. £45, 'Dictum deKenillworth.' 

37. £ 466. 'Assisa Panis et Cervisie.' 


38. f. 47. '.Statuta Regis Edwabdi facta apud VVestm. Anno regni ter- 

39. £ 67. • Fet a saver.' See Hh. iv. 1, Art. 22. 

40. f. 72. ' Dicta in Banco coram J. de Metingham, Anno Edw. 

41. f. 726. 'Dies communes in Banco.* 

42. f. 72 b. ' Dies communes dotis.' 

43. f. 73. * Statuta edita post Statutum Jud., Anno regni Envr. III*.' 

44. f. 73. ' Breve de quo jure.' 
46. f. 73 b. ' Statuta de religiosis.' 

46. f. 74. 'DeDote.' 

47. f. 76. * Statuta de Quo Waranto, edita Anno decimo octavo/ 
[Edw. I.] 

48. f. 76. ' Les encoupemens de la Corone.' 

49. f. 76 b. ' Summa de Bastardia, et vocacio ad warantizandum.' 

60. f. 776. 'Cestedytee syst Syre Wauter de Henlegh, Cheualyr, 
e aprent de housbondbye, coment homme deyt vyuere solom deu e solom le 
secle, e coment homme deyt ordyner sa vye auant mayn par rayson e par 
descressyon, iss ke par folgaster ne cheyse trop a deso3 en pouerte.' 

61. f. 83. ' Judicium Essoniorum.' 

62. f. 86. * Summa Hengham.' 

63. f. 94 b. ' Fet a saver.'— See Hh. iv. 1, Art. 22. 

64. £ 102. ' Modus et ars jactandi compotum cujusdam propositi per 
compotoria usque ad centum mille milliarium.' 

55. f. 102 b. * Recepcio Manerii.' 

66. f. 106. ' Ordo tarn tallia quam atatchiamenta scribendi et ordi- 

67. f. 106 b, ' De omni genere ponderum et numerorum.' 

68. f. 100 b. ' Modus mensurandi terram.' 

69. f. 107. ' Exposiciones vocabulorum contentorum in cartis et libris.' 

60. f. 1076. ' Assisa Cervisie.' 

61. f. 107 6. ' Lucrum Pistoris.' 

62. £ 107 6. ' Composicio facta ad puniendum frangentes assisam, for- 
stallarios, etc' 

63. £ 108 6. * Modus faciendi tallias.' 

64. f. 109. ' Summa notanda, — Parvum Ilengliam.' 
66. £113. * Cadit Assisa.' 

66. f. 1166. * Summa: — Cum sit necessarium.' 

67. £ 118 6. ' Quot modis fit domora.' 


68. f. 118 b. ' ApeU de raptu.' 

69. f, 119. * Registrum Brevium.' 

70. f. 145 6. * Processus apud Albodesburi in visitacione domini S. Ar- 
chiepiscopi Simonis [^Mephain] Cantuar. Archiep. Dat. apud Wantyng 
V" Idus Junii, a. d., et consecracionis nostre quarto.* 

It contains the articles of inquiry at the visitation of the Monastery, 
distributed under the follo%ving heads : * De personis religiosis in communi.' 
* De Abbate seu Priori.' ' De officialibus.' * De noviciis.' ' De conimunibas 
observanciis.' ' Circa officium domini.' ' Quomodo in capitulo.' ' Circa re- 
fectorium.' 'Circa infirmitorium.* 'Circa dormitorium.' 'De almeraria.' 
' De familia et debitis.' 

After a license to the Prior to eat flesh, dated Cherdestok, V" Idus Au- 
g^sti, in the same year, occurs on f. I486, in a different handwTiting, 'Ca- 
pitagium domini Abbatis, in Abbatia et in singulis suis maneriis, recitatum 
per veteres evidencias et seniores homines, 10 Rich. II. 

71. f. 149. ' Summaiia que vocatur Natura Brevium* 
T2. f. 153 b. ' Tractatus Brevium.' 

73. f. 154 b. ' Exceptiones contra Brevia.' 

74. f. 157. * Proprietates Narracionum.' 

75. f. 1586. ' Tractatus Corone.' 

76. f. 1596. ' Parvum Hengham.' 

77. f. 163. ' Summa que vocatur Bastardia.' 

78. f. 166. * Brevia judicialia de visu terrarum, et de deffiltLs ante ap> 
pareuciam et post.' 

79. f. 166 6. A Tract on ' Housbondrye.' 

80. f. 167. ' Le office de Seneschal, de Bayllif, de Provost, de Vachyr, 
de Porcher, de Bercher,' etc. 

The last two articles are written very closely, with 70 lines in a page. 
The back of the last leaf contains some geometrical instructions. At the 
beginning and end of the volume is written, in a hand of the time of Eli- 
zabeth, the name of F. Tate. He was reader in the Middle Temple, 
5 James I., and one of the Justices itinerant for S. Wales, and died in 1616. 
See Wood's Athena Oxon. Upon a fly-leaf are scribbled some Latin verses, 
the last of which is, 

' Da tua dum tua sunt, post mortem tunc tua non sunt.' 

{i692 Hh. m. 12. 

A folio, on paper, containing 140 leaves irregularly numbered, 
with about 36 lines in a page, written in Latin, in a hand of the 
xviith century. 



1. 'Praxis Francisci Clarke, tam jus dicentibus, quam 
alus omnibus qui in foro ecclesiastico versantur, ap- 
prime utilis.' 

This title (the MS. being without one) is given from the edition printed 
in Dublin in 166G, under the editorship of Dr Bladen, Dean of Ardfert. 
The Epistle Dedicatory in the MS. differs very considerably from that in 
the printed copy, and there are occasional verbal variations throughout the 
work. The index, by a blunder of the binder, is placed between ff. 24 and 
25 of the next article. 

2. Ejusdem ' Modus procedendi in Curia Admirali- 
TATis Anglie.' 

This was first printed in 1667, and has passed through several editions. 

At the end of the volume are two leaves containing a list of fees in the 
Ecclesiastical Courts; immediately preceding which, are five leaves (wTitten 
with the book reversed) containing entries of the acts of court in the case 
of Burley and Fishe. 

Upon a fly-leaf at the beginning is written, ' Liber And. Bart, Script p. 
eum. Anno Dni 1629°.' 

1653 Hh. m. 13. 

A folio, on paper, with a few parchment-leaves, containing 
ff. 113, in double columns of 45 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 8. A fragment of ' Johannis de Burgo Pupilla 


Humane condicio nature jam senescente mundo... 

...debet quilibet presbiter parochialis' a suo [episcopo]..., (Pars '2 
cap. 7). 
Printed, Paris, 1510. See Ee. v. 15. 

2. ff. 9 — 108. Sancti Bonaventur^ * Liber de Vita 

Begins (after the Prologue, 'Inter alia virtutumet laudum precoma.../ 
and the list of chapters) : 

Cum per longissima tempera... 


...utriusque decorem substantie designavit. hec Bemardus. 
Opp. Mogunt. 1609, T. vi. pp. .334—401. 


3. f. 109 a. * p" a? commmondments of god^' in English, * vii 
dedly synnes^^ ' vii lodyly dedis of mercy ^ 8ec. 

4. ff. 1095 — 110a. ^A devouiemeditacionym'ELTi^x^. 

Begins : 

Blessid lorde fat madest all fings of no3t... 

5. ff. 1105 — 111 a. Verses in Latin and English, on Mel- 
chisedech and the Sacrament. 

The Latin begin : 

Melchisedech Rex et Sacerdos panem et vinum optolit... 

And end : 

Qaos christus confactores sui sacramenti dignatus est ordinare. 

The English begin : 

Ye cristen peple baptised in the faithe... 
And end : 

As doctours declare in many sondry place. 

6. ff. 1115 — 112. ^ Alia dicta sanctorum doctontm de vir- 
tiUe altaris et de/ructu et effectu devocionis misse.'' In English. 

These are from SS. Bernard, Augustine, Chiysostom, Ambrose, Gregory, 
Jerome, &c. 

They begin : 

The Apostel Poule saith expresse 
As crist which is oure hede and govemour 
Excellith us in price and worthynease 
So doth the masse and is most dignionr. 

And end : 

Wherfor to him be glory and preisj-ng 

For our weele that so ordeyned has. Amen. 
On fol. 113 is a short sentence from Bede respecting those who have the 
opportunity of celebrating mass and do not ; and the lines, 

Quinquies ecce pater et ave mihi dicere qui vis 

Tot dilecte frater annos indulge© si vis. 

165« Hh. m. 14. 

A folio, on paper, containing 406 leaves, irregularly num- 
bered, written in Law-French, in the beginning of the xvith 
centurj*, the greater part in double coluoms. Some of the leaves 
have been injured by fire. 


I. Law-Readings. 

1. Thomas Tempest's, on parts of the Statutes of Merton and West- 

He was Reader in Lincoln's Inn in the 6 and 8 Hen. VIII. (Dugd.) 

2. Anonymous, on Magna Carta, and on the Statutes of Merton and 
Second of Westminster. 

These Readings occupy 25 leaves. 

II. Law Common-Place Book. 

1659 Hh. m. 15. 

A quarto, on parchment, injured by damp, containing 64 
leaves, with about 40 lines in a page, written in Latin and Law- 
French, in hands of the xivth century. 

A Collection of Statutes, and Tracts (with the excep- 
tion of Article 14) on Legal Subjects, 

1. * Registrum Brevium.' 

2. * Summa que dicitur Judicia Essoniorum.' 

3. ' Excepciones pro brevibus cassandis ut eciam prorogandis.' 

4. ' Parva Heyngham.' 
6. * Summa Cadit Assisa.* 

6. ' Statutum de conspiratoribus.* 

7. ' Visus Franci-Plegii.' 

8. * Articuli Corone.' 

9. * Statutum de Scaccario.' 

10. ' Districciones de Scaccario.' 

11. ' Statutum de Wyncestre.' 

12. * Statutum de BygamLs.' 

13. * De Dote,' in re Egeline, Humfredi de Bassingbum uxoris. 

14. Leonine Latin verses (without title) in which the same rhyme is 
continued at the end of every four lines, written upon the occasion of the 
author being deterred from matrimony. 

They begin : 

* Sit patri gloria, laus, benediccio, 
Johanni pariter, Petro, Laurencio, 
Quos miait Trinitas in hoc naufragio, 
Ne me permit terent uti conjugio.' 



* Post hec Angelico finite nuncio, 
Tactis epistolis et Evangelico, 
Ipsis trahentibus me de incendio, 
Respondi breviter, vobis consentio.' 
They are printed in the Camden Society's Publication for 1841 (page 77), 
among the Latin Poems commonly attributed to Walter Mapes, with the 
title ' Golias de conjuge non ducenda.' They consist of 192 lines, but in the 
printed copy they extend to 212, and there are a great many various read- 
ings. Mr \Vright, the editor, mentions several MS. copies, but does not 
notice this. A French imitation of it, of the beginning of the 14th century, 
and an English one, of the 15th century, are printed by the Camden So- 
ciety in the same volume. 

These are followed by 40 lines of verses of similar construction, which 
begin : 
«. ' Roma caput mundl, sed non caput mundum; 

Quod pendet a capite totum est immundum ; 
Trahit enim vicium primum et secundum, 
Et de fundo redolet quod est juxta fundunu* 


* Divites divitibus dant, ut sumant ibi, 
Et concurrunt munera respective sibi; 
Lex est ista Celebris, quam fecenmt scribi. 
Si tu mihi dederb, ego dabo tibL' 
These also are printed in the same volume of the Camden Society's 
Publications (page 36), with the Poems attributed to Mapes, entitled ' Golias 
in Romanam Curiam.' The MS. begins at line 13 of the printed copy, 
which contains nine more tetrastichs, and has many various readings. 

They occur also among some Latin Poems ' de corrupto Ecclesiae Statu,' 
edited by Mat. Flacius at Basle, in 1557, where they are entitled ' De Scele- 
ribus RomsE,' and begin as in this MS., but have six tetrasticlis more. 

15. * De essoniis, plegiis,' etc. 

At the end of the Verses, which was originally the end of the book, is 
written in an ancient hand, 

' Iste liber constat Thome Barton, 
Si quis sentiret quo tendit et unde.' 

1656 Hh. m. 16. 

A quarto, "On vellum, 83 leaves, 26 lines in each page, written 
at the opening of the xvth century, several fine illuniination.s, 
well preserved. 


* Le Liure de Pontus filz du ROY Thibor de Galice, et 
comment en amies et amours il souffrit moult de pestilences, de 
mauls et de douleurs,"" in French prose. 

For a descriptioa of a metrical version of the same romance, see above, 
Ff. III. 31. 

Former owner of the MS., 'James Morrant.' 

1«57 Hh. IV. 1. 

A narrow quarto, on parchment, containing 187 leaves, num- 
bered as 186 (a leaf between ff. 133 — 134 being without a 
number), the lines in a page varying from 25 to 35, written in 
Law- French and Latin, in hands of the xivth century. The 
initial lettei-s and paragraphs are red and blue. 

This volume is noticed in the edition of the Statutes of the Realm, pub- 
lished by the Record Commission. 

A Collection of Statutes and Law-Tracts. 

1. f. 1. ' Registnim de Cancellaria.' 

2. f. 63. ' Magna Carta [Hen. III. a.d. 1217] de Libertatibus Anglic.' 
Following this, on flf. 56 — 67, is a table of the Chapters in the principal 


3. f. 68. • Magna Carta' [Hen. III. a. d. 1224-6]. 

4. f. 60. ' Carta de Foresta.' 
6. f. 61 b. ' Sentencia lata.' 

6. f. 62. * Statutum de Merton.' 

7. f. 64. ' Statutum de Marleberge.' 

8. f. 67 b. ' Statutum Westmon. Primum.' 

9. f. 786. ' Statuta Glovemie.' 

10. f. 81 b. ' Statuta Westmonasterii Secunda.* 

11. f. 99. • Statutum Westmon. Tercium.' 

12. £ 99. ' Circumspecte Agatis.' 

13. f. 99 6. * Statuta de Scaccario.' 

14. f. 101 6. ' Distrinciones Scaccarii.' 
16. f. 102. ' Statuta Religiosorum.' 

16. f. 1026. 'Statuta de Moneta.' 

17. f. 102 6. ' Statuta de quo AVarento.' 

18. f. 103 6. * Statuta de Mercatoribus.' 

19. f. 105. ' Statuta de Wynton.' 

20. f. 1066. ' Surama que vocatur Magnum Hengham.' 


21. f. 118. ' Parvum Hengham.' 

22. f. 123. ' Sumraa que vocatur Fet a saver.' 

This is printed (London, 1647) at the end of the Treatise known as Fleta, 
with the Dissertation of Selden, where it has this title, 'Tractatulus vetus 
de agendi excipiendique Formulis Gallicanus, Fet Assavoir dictus.' It is 
improperly printed as a continuation of the text of Fleta. See Bp Nicolson's 
English HUtoricnl Library, ui. 148. 

23. f, 134. ' Visus Franci-Plegii.' 

24. f. 134 b. ' Modus Calumpniandi Essonium.' 

25. f. 135. ' Consuetudines et Assise Foreste.' 

26. f. 135 b. * Articuli in Itinere Justiciariorum.' 

27. f. 137 b. ' Extenta Manerii.' 

28. f. 138. ' Summa Bastardie.' 

29. f. 141. 'Judicium Essoniorum.' 

30. f. 145. ' Modus componendi brevia.' 

31. f. 148. * Qualiter homagia et fidelia capienda.' 

32. £ 148. ' Assisa Panis.' 

33. f. 149. ' Le brefs pledes.' 

34. f. 162. * Casus qui tenent locum secundum Legem Anglic.' 

35. f. 166 6. * Dies Communes in Banco.' 

36. f. 166 b. ' Modus admensurandi terram.' 

37. f. 167. ' Statutum de Antiquo Dominico Corone.' 

38. f. 1676. 'StatutaExon.' 

39. f. 170. ' De Anno Bisextili.' 

40. f. 170 b. ' Statutum de Gaveleto.' 

41. f. 171. ' De brevibus cassandis.* 

42. f. 174 6. ' Summa que vocatur Cadit Assisa.' 

43. f. 1806. 'Tractatus Corone.' 

44. f. 182 6. ' Placita Corone.' 

At the end of the book is written the name of F. Tate ; see Hh. ni. 11. 

1658 Hh. IV. 2. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing 40 leaves, numbered as 
64 (24 leaves being wanting between ff. 24 and 49), wath about 
36 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the 
latter part of the xivth century. 

Shoet notes of cases adjudged in the reign of Edw. 
III., apparently from the 12th to the 18th year, arranged under 
10 heads. 


1659 Hh. IV. 3. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff, 182, with 37 lines in a 
page. Date, the xv th century. 

1. ff. 1 — 49. Eadmbrus db Sancti Ansblmi simili- 


Begins : 

Voluntas tripliciter intelligitur... 
£nds: nobis noceant in quantum volunt. 
The title of this is given in the MS. * Anselmus de similitudinibus,' and 
' A. de viciis et virtu tibus.' 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, coll. 605 — 702. The last chapter is Cap. cxcii. 
of Migne's edition: then follows the 'Confessio infirmi vel morientis,' i.e. 
St Anselm's 'Admonitio Morienti,' Migne, i. coll. 685 — 688. 

2. ff. 49 — 50 h. ' CoNFEssio genekalis venerabilis Ax- 


Begins : 

Ante conspectum immense pictatis tue... 

Ends : 

...qui es creator omnium et dominus tibi semper omnis honor et 
gloria, etc. 

3. ff. 50 5 — 52 b. 'Anselmus de van a voluntate et 



Omnis accio laudabilis... 
Ends : 

...set que ihu x' domini nostri qui, etc. 
This is attributed to Hanipole by Tanner. See Ff. 1. 14, § 18. 

4. ff. 525 — 95 a. 'Prosologion beati Ansblmi."* 
Begins (after the prologue, ' Oraciones sive meditaciones. . .,' and the index 

of chapters) : 

Excita te, o anima mea, et erige totum intellectum tuum. 

This, which is divided into 19 chapters, b made up of different parts 
of St Anselm's works. 

The Prologue is that to the Liber Meditationum (Migne, i. col. 709). 
Cap. 1 is similar to Meditatio prima, though not the same. Cap. 2 is Cap. 1 
of the Proslogion (Migne, i. col. 226) ; the remaining chapters contain Medi- 
tationes 11, 3, 2 ; Orationes 7, 9, 22, 41, 34, 60, 61, 62, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 



C9, 71, 72, 74; as they appear in Migne's edition. Vol. i., excepting that 
St Augustine is put in the place of St Benedict, in Cap. 17 : Cap. 9 con- 
tains an 'Oratio ad proprium Angelum' different from the Oratio 62 of 
St Anselm : and Cap. 19 is a repetition of § 3, to which the MS. refers, only 
giving the first two lines in this place. 

5. if. 95 6 — 96 5. 'Axselmus ad excitandum timorem.' 
Begins : 

Terret me domine quod tam divites qnam pauperes... 
Ends: tecum esse in regno tuo qui vivis, etc. 

6. ff. 965 — 97 a. ' Meditaciones Eoberti Grostest lix- 


Begins : 

Meditari debes quia mortaliter peccaveris... 

...ubi intolerabile est apparere, etc. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 348, note A, who refers to this MS. 

7. ff. 97 a — 98 a. 'Meditacio site oracio anselmi ad 


Begins : 

Sancte et gloriose confessor christi confessor Martine... 

...idem judex et redemptor noster ihs christos qui vivit, etc.- 

8. ff. 98 a — 102 a. *Anselmus de Christi Passione/ 
partly in verse. 


Vide homo que pro te pacior; ad te clamo qui per te morior... 
Ends: benedicant te cui sit gloria, etc. 

9. ff. 102 a— 112. 

* Quo studio et quo affectio sit deus a nobis orandus.^ 

Quo studio, etc. Ex nostra miseria simul et ex conditoris miseri- 
This is by Hugo de S. Victore. See 0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, n. coll. 
977^-988. It is followed by Orationes * Ad Patrem et Trinitatem,' and ' Ad 
Jhm Christum,' ' Oratio devota ad filium Dei et ad matretn ejus,' (in verse, 
' Summa summi tu patris unice...' Opp. S. Bernard. Par. 1839, n. coll. 1781 ;) 
' Confessio generalis,' and ' Oratio de omnibus Sanctis.' 


10. ff. 113— 121. 

* Qmmodo monachus expendet tempus suum,' followed by ' Me^ 
ditaciones fforarum cum suis orationibm de passione ChristV 

Begins : 

Cadente orilogio. Mox in momento quasi in ictu oculi consurgeris. . . 

...Fac me indignum missum ad tuam pervenire visionem. Amen. 
The concluding part of this section consists of the same prayers and 
meditations as in § 9. Thus the ' Oralio devota ad filium Dei et ad matrem 
f^us,' which occurs in f. 108, is repeated again, f. 118. 
The next leaf is blank. 

11. ff. 123—134. 

'Stimulus Peccatobis secundum Willelmum Rymtoun.' 
Begins (after the Prefaciuncula versificata, Qui vacat in cella cupit hostis 
vincere bella. ): 

Memento miser homo quod cinis es et in cinere verteris. Et ut hoc 
clarius consideres... 
Ends: sic memento mei deus pro amore tuo langueo. 
This treatise consists of Meditations compiled from Scripture and the 
Fathers, chiefly SS. Augustine, Bernard and Anselm. 

The author seems to be the same as WUliam Rimston, or Remington, a 
monk of Salley, who flourished in 1390. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 633, who 
refers to this MS. 

12. ff. 135— 154 a. 

* Liber Sancti Edmundi qui nuncupatur speculum 

Begins (after a short preface. In nomine dulcissimi domini,... and a list 
of chapters): 

Videte vocationem vestram. Ista verba apostoli pertinent ad roe ho- 
mines religiosos. . . 

...quod pro nobis est paratum ab origine mundi. Amen. 
Biblioth. Vet. Pair. Paris, 1624, T. v. coll. 767—788. 

13. ff. 154 5— 156 a. 

*Epistola Sancti Macharii ad monachos."' 

In primis quidem si cepit homo semet ipsum agnoscere... 

...non poterit precepta servare spiritus sancti. 
See this in English, Ff. vi. 33, § 8, and see Oudin, iii. col. 474. 


14. ff. 156. 

^Xofa de paciencia,'' and *- Nota secundum Lincolniensemy 
[Grosteste] quod octo sunt signa humUitatis.'' 

15. ff. 157-175. 


Begins : 

Quia fratres largiente domino de vana conversacione ho jus seculi... 

...bonitatem vero orate ut vobis det Deus. Amen. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, ii. coll. 925—952. 

Two notes follow, one on Ps. cxl. 3, the other pointing out the passages 
in the Bible from which the two following lines are taken. 

Clamitat intra polum vox sanguinis et Sodomorum 
Vox oppressorum mercesque retenta laborum. 

The remaining leaves of the MS. are blank. 

1660— Hh IV 4 5 

Two quarto volumes, on paper, the first containing 491, and 
the second 438 leaves (a few of which are blank), numbered irre- 
gularly, written in Law-French, in a neat hand of the latter part 
of the xvith century. The pages are ruled in red ink. 

Law Commox-Place Book. 

The first volume commences with Damages, and ends with Mortmayn. 
The second commences with Native habendo, and ends with Waste. Each 
volume has its own index. 

In the Catalogue of the MSS. of Bishop Moore, to whom this work 
formerly belonged, it is said that ' it is believed to be made by the Lord 
Chief Justice Cooke, and to be written with his own hand.' At the begin- 
ning of both volumes is written, ' MSS* Edoardi Coke, Mil. &c.,' and, appa- 
rently in the same ink, 'Sum Antonii Irbei, 1094,' and on the inside of 
the cover of Vol. I., 'Anthony Irby, March 9th, 1694.' He was grand- 
father of the first Lord Boston; see Pishcy Thompson's History of Boston. 

1662 Hh. lY. 6. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing 206 leaves, with from 30 
to ^Q lines in a page, in double columns, written in Law-French, 
in hands of the xivth century. The initial letters and paragraphs 

VOL. III. u 


are in red and blue. The former part is in good condition ; to- 
wards the end some of the leaves are stained, and others have 
been repaired at the outer margin. 

I. The Law Treatise known as Britton. 
See Ff. 11. 39, with which this appears to correspond. 

II. In a fresh handwriting. 

A Collection of Statutes. 

1. Magna Carta Edwardi I. 

2. Carta de Foresta. 

3. Statutum de Merton. 

4. Statutum de Marleberge. 

6. Statutum de Viris RcHgiosis. 
C. Statuta Gloucestr. 

7. Explanaciones Stat. Gloucestr. 

This is the only Statute in this collection written in Latin. 

8. Statutum Westmon. Primum. 

9. Statutum Westmon. Secundum. 

10. Dbtrictiones Scaccarii. 

11. Statutum de Mercatoribus (Acton Bumell). 

12. Statutum Edw. I. de terris vendendis et emendis. 

This collection is noticed in the edition of the Statutes of the Realm 
published by the Record Commission. 

Upon the first and third leaf of 'Britton' is written (evidently an auto- 
graph) ' Ro. Cotton, 1598.' Sir Robert Cotton commenced the collection of 
MSS. designated by his name in the British Museum. 

1663 Hh. IV. 7. 

A small quarto, on paper, in good preservation. Contains, 

1. Regulations and decrees of the Court of Wards and 
Liveries. 8 pages, followed by a blank space and then 80 

2. 'A brief discourse of the descents and oenbalooies op 
ALL the Kings and Princes of England from the Conquest' to 
the reign of Elizabeth. 12 pages. 

3. ' Questions and ansvveres tending to discover the impedy- 
ments that doe hinder and decay the making and the profitts of 
the Queen's Majestie's Liveries.' 16 pages. 


16«« Hh. IV. 8. 

An octavo, on paper, containing ff. 58, with 31 lines in each 
page. Date, the xvth century. 



Reperire namque distinctionem claram inter ilia que per seriem 
sacre scripture proponuntur per modiun precepti et que per modum exhor- 


rex super omnes filios superbie. 

This goes through the books of the Old Testament and Apocrypha, with 
the exception of the books of Solomon and the Psalter, for omitting which 
the author gives his reasons in the preface, f. 2. The last book is that 
of Job. 

'•665— Hh. IV. 9 and 10. 


Small quarto, on paper, bound in two volumes of 200 and 

205 leaves respectively. 

Extracts from the Records relating to the county of 
ScRREY during the reigns extending from John to Edw. III. 

1667 Hh. IV. 11. 

A small quarto, on parchment and paper (2 leaves of each 
alternately), containing 97 numbered folios, with 28 lines in a 
page, written in English, in a neat hand of the xvth century. 
Sixteen of the pages are profusely decorated, in colours, with 
human figures, animals, flowers, foliage, and scrolls with mottos. 
The initial letters of each stanza, of seven lines, are alternately 
red and green. 

' De Regimine Pbincipum,"' a Poem by Thomas Occleve. 

It is without title and author's name ; but the former is supplied by the 
colophon, and the latter by two lines in the poem on £ 33 6. 
' What shall I calle the ? what ys thy name ? 
OccLEUE, fadyr myn, men calle me." 
' Musing upon the restles besinesse, 
■^Vhich this troubly world hath ay in honde . .' 

u 2 


' To the that all seest of love's fervence, 
And that knowith he that nothing is hyd soo.' 

Amongst the illustrations the following arms are introduced : On f. 10, 
France and Enghmd quarterly; f. 2], quarterly, 1st and 4th, ar. a chev. sa., 
2nd and 3rd, gu. a* St Andrew's cross or, on a chief gu. 3 plates ; f. 52, a 
plain sliield ar. impaled with ar. a chev. sa. betw. 3 escallop shells; f. 08 ft, 
a chev. between 2 roses in chief and a fish in base, impaled with a plain 
shield, which arms were borne by Roscarrock of Cornwall. F. 1)4, in the 
initial letter, ar. 2 chev. gu. 

Upon the first and last page is written, in a somewhat later hand, the 
name of Nicholas Roscarrocke, the arms of whose fiwnily are introduced on 
f. 686. 

Warton (Hist, of English Poetry, II. 39) calls this poem a sort of para- 
phrase of part of a Latin tract of iEgidius of Rome, bearing the same title. 
(See above, Ff. in. 3.) It has never been printed. Two copies of it are among 
the Harleian'.MSS. in the British Museum. Occleve died in 1454. 

1668 Hh. IV. 12. 

A quarto, chiefly on paper, 99 leaves, about 30 lines in each 
page, handwriting of the xvth century. 

Early English Poetry. 

1. ' Liher Catonis,'' (fol. 1 a to fol. 29 a). 
See above, Ee. iv. 31, $ 2. 

2. ' Liber Parui Catonis^ (fol. 29 b to fol. 31 a). 

Printed by Caxton : see Dibdin's Typog. Antiq. i. 200, 201. This also 
was translated by Lydgate, 

3. ' Stans puer ad memam,'' by Lydgate. 

Begins (fol. 31 b) : 

My deere son fyrst thy self enable 
With all thyn hert to virtuose discipline. 

Ends (fol. 33 b) : 

Yf awght be amisse in worde sillable or dede 

Put all defaute vpon John Lidgate. 
Printed in A Collection of Chaucer's and Ijydgate'a Minor Poerns : see 
Dibdin, i. 306 sq. and ii. 221 sq. 

4. On Tithes : without title. 
Begins (fol. 35 a): 

Like as the bybyll niukyth mencyoun 
The originall grownd of denote offeryng. 


Ends (fol. 40 a) : 

By cause I am of wittys dulle and old 
Do 50\vr deuour thys processe to correct 
Printed with the title, Legend of St Austin at ComptoUf among Lydgate's 
Minor Poems, ed. Percy Society, 1840, pp. 135 sq. 

5. ^^tas prima,'' so runs the colophon. 
Begins (fol. 40 b) : 

A blisful lyfe a peseable and a swete. 
Attributed to Chaucer in the same handwriting. 

6. A ballad, of which each stanza ends with ' Quia amore 
langueo.' (Fol. 42 b to fol. 44 a). 

7. Trial of the Horse, the Goose, and the Sh^ep : no title. 
Begins (fol. 46 a): 

Contrauersies, plays and discordys 
Atwene personys wer it too or thre. 

At fol. 55 b, ' The auctour makyth a I'envoye vpon all the mater befor 
said,' (to fol. 576). 

Cf. Chaucer's and Lydgate's Minor Poems, Dibdin, i. 307. 

8. A sto>y of Two Merchants : no title. 
Begins (fol. 58 a) : 

In Egipt whilom as I rede and fynde 
Ther dwellyd a marchande of hygh and grei estate. 
Ends (fol. 74 a): 

Thys my desir in all degres of men 
That it so be I pray 30W sey Amen. 

9. Three Proverbs paid /or the ransom of a captive bird, is 
the title suggested by a stanza in fol. 75 a; also entitled The 
Chorle and the Byrde. 

Begins (fol. 74 i): 

Problemys liknes and signes 

^VTiiche proued ben fructuose of sentence. 

Ends (fol. 81 a) : 

And as towchyng thy translacioun 
Out of frenche how euer the englyshe be 
AU thjTig is said vndyr correccioun 
With supportacioun of jowr benignite 


For the French version of the story, see Meon, Fabliaux, m. 114, where 
it is called Le LmU de rOisekt. It has parallels in other languages. Printed 
in English at an early period : see Dibdin, i. 307, ii. 325. 

10. Diogenes and Alexander : no title. 
Begins (fol. 82 a) : 

I counsell what so euer tliou be. 
Several of the early stanzas end : 

And lyke thyn audience so vttyr thy langage. 

] 1 . Horns cast away : no title. 
Begins (fol. 84 a) : 

Of god and kynd procedyth all beaulte. 
Ends (fol. 85 a): 

Noble princesse of meke beniuolenee 

By example of hyr 30Avr homys cast away. 

12. ^ In cruce sum pro te.'' 
Begins (fol. 85 o): 

Vpon a crosse naylyd I was for the. 

13. All things like a Midsummer Rose: no title. 
Begins (fol. 86a): 

Lat no man host of cunnyng ne verteu. 

Printed with the title, Mutability of Human Affairs, among Lydgate's 
Minor Poems, ed. Percy Society, 1840, pp. 22 sq. 

] 4. The instability of man in this life : no title. 
Begins (fol. 88 o): 

The world so wyde, the ayer so remoueable. 
Printed as above, pp. 193 sq. 

15. A Lament^ (fol. 89 a), of which every stanza ends : 

All women may be ware by me. 
The speaker is the Duchess of Gloucester, Eleanor Cobham, married ia 
Duke Humphrey, and on his death excluded from her dower. May 3, 

Printed among the publications of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, 
1855, octavo scries. 

16. Difficulty of choosing a profession, (fol. 91 a), each stanza 

' Alas ! Quid eligam ignoro.' 


17. On Scipid's Dream; imperfect at the end. 

Begins (fol. 94 a) : 

The lyfe so short, the craft so long to leme. 

Also called the Assembly of Fowls, and the Parliament of Birdt, and 
printed among Chaucer's Works : cf. above, Gg. iv. 27, § 18. 

The following marks of ownership occur on a blank leaf (fol. 44 6) : 
• This boke howthe John Peter y' menstrell,' and lower down, in the same 
handwriting, ' In the name of God, Amen, the xxii year of y* rayne of 
Kyng Harre y* eight wyttnesit that'... 

On the next page : 'John Yarrade,' * Wylliam Bryan.' 

»««* Hh. IV. 13. 

A small quarto of 163 leaves, of which some are parchment, 
and some paper, with about 36 lines in a page. Date the xvth 
century. The volume has suffered much from ha\ing served a 
former owner for a hortus siccus. The names of the plants 
once preserved are recorded in a hand of the xviith century in 
the upper margins throughout the MS. 

A Collection op Scientifick and Theological Trea- 

1. ff. 2 — 38. 'Compendia scientiarum secundum Lin- 
colniensem [Grostete].' 

This consists of 

f. 2.— Prefacio et Prologus Philosophic. 

£ 5 b. — Philosophia Naturalis. 

f. 7 b. — Matheraatica. 

£ 8. — Mechanica. 

£ 10. — Grammatica. 

£12 6.— Poetria. 

f. 15. — Rethorica. 

f. 16 b. — Logica. 

£ 19 b. — Medicinalis. 

£ 21 6. — Arithmetica. 

£ 23.— Musica. 

fc 26. — Geometria. 

£ 27 b. — Scientia de Aspectibus. 

£ 28.— Astrologia. 


f. 29,— Astronoraia. 

f. 30. — De Mathematica in General!. 

f. 33.— Politica. 

f. 04. — Yconomia. 

f. 34 ft.— Ethica. 

Ibid. — 'Septem sunt inquirenda in omni scientia.' 

f. 36. — De unitate et simplicitate. 

2. ff. 37J— 54. 


Begins (after the prologues. In subsequent! libro. and Venit nuper ad 
manus meas. ): 

Anima mea in angustiis est... 

...tu mihi super vitam meam places in secula seculorum Amen. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1850, T. vi. coll. 825—868. 

3. ff. 55—58. 


Ord. Carmel.' 
Begins : 

Deus noster et natura nihil operantur frustra... 
Ends : 

...vapores calidi et sicci generari et elevari, etc. 
The author died in 1383. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 470, who mentions 
this treatise. 

4. ff. 58J--60. 

* Tract atus de Sensubus per Gtjalterum Burleium.' 

Begins : 

In homine sunt 5 sensus interiores sicut exteriores vii... 

...caventiam istas qualitates quia est contra experimentum, etc. 
Walter Burley flourished in 1337. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 141. In this 
and the preceding section the authors' names have been added by a later 

6. ff. 61—89. 




Si ignoras te, O pulcherima mulier, egredere... 

Ends : 

...omnes qui diligunt nostrum Ihm. 
Joannes de Rupella, a French Minorite, flourished in 1242. See Fabri- 
cius, Bibl. Med. et Inf. Latin. T. iv. p. 126. 

6. ff. 90—100. 

*Imploracio seu quedam depbecacio anime.' 


Questo te, anima, obsecro te ;... 

...tu mihi super vitam meam placeas. 
This is the second book of St Isidore's Synonyma. Migne, vi. coll. 

7. f. 101. 

'Bernardus de dignitate sacerdotum.' 

Begins : 

Quantam dignitatem contulit vobis deus, O sacerdotes,... 


...quod vobis dice omnibus dice vigilate. 

8. f. 102. 

*Tractatus de penitencia Sancti Bernardi.^ 

Begins : 

Penitencia alia exterior alia interior... 

...pocius timore pene quara araore glorie. 

9. ff. 102 5— 111. 

' Admonicio Sancti Basilii.' 
Begins : 

Audi fill admonicionem patris tui... 


...que preparavit diligentibus se. 
Opp. Par. 1618, Append, pp. 208— 2ia 
The list of chapters follows. 

10. ff. 112—117. 

'Speculum Peccatorum Beati Bernardi' [Ricardi de 


Begins : 

Quoniam karissimi in vita huius secull fugientcs sumus... 


...vitam etemam possideas quod tibi concedat qui est in secula 
benedictus. Amen. 
A table of chapters follows. 
Opp. S. Augustin. Par. 1837, T. vi. Append, coll. 1433—1442.. 

11. ff. 117 J— 120. 


NALiBus,' by Martinus Dumiensis. 

Begins : 

Quatuor virtutum species multorum sapiencium sentenciis... 

...aut deficientera contemperat ignaviam. 
This will be found in Migne's Patrologia, Vol. Lxxii. Par. 1849, coll. 23 — 
28. See Dd. xv. 21, § 4. 

12. ff. 120 6— 124. 


Begins : 

Desiderium caritatis vestre a nobis... 

...fhictum in vos inveniat operls non folia laudis. 
This is Sermo cvi. Append. T. v. p. 11, coll. 2610—2617, Opp. Par. 183a 

13. ff. 1246—127. 

* Tractatus beati Anselmi db examinacionb mortis 
perpetue pene et glorie sempiterne.' 


Ad insinuandam interiorem hominis custodiam. 

Ends : _ _ quam transferat nos dominus noster ihus xps qui, etc. 

Tliis is the treatise styled, ' De bona occupacione.' See Dd. i. 21, § 16. 

14. ff. 1276— 141. 

' Meditaciones melliflui Bernardi.^ 

Begins : 

Multi multa sciunt et seipsos nesciunt... 
Ends: _ 

...unum eundemque deum glorie ihesum xpm dominum nostrum 
qui, etc. 
Opp. Paris. 1839, ii. 661—691. 


15. ff. 141 5—156. 

*Hampoll de Regula Vivendi/ 

Begins : 

Ne tardas ad dominum conyerti... 


...melodia ipsum etemaliter laudare cui, etc. 

Printed, Paris, 1510. See Dd. iv. 54, § 3. 

Prefixed in f. 1416 is a short introduction, stating that, the book was 
' Editus a sancto nostro magistro Ricardo Hampoll qui in ecclesia de Ham- 
poll Eboracensis diocesis sepultus gloriosis coruscat miraculis ipsum fuisse 
virum seraphicum id est in dei amore ardentem contestantibus.' 

16. ff. 156 6— 158. 


Begins : 

O quam vehementi amplexu amplexisti nos... 


...conditore quicquld creaverat recreavit cui, etc. 

17. ff. 159 6— 161. 



Nemo dicit quod temporibus nostris martirium non sit... 

...ocnli mei ad pedes meos prestante domino nostro. Amen. 
This is Serrao 293, Append. T. v. p. 11, colL 3141—3145. 

18. f. 161. 

'Liber Augcstini qualiter factus est homo ad tmagi- 


Begins : 

Quanta dignitas humane condicionis... 


...quanto plus quisquis in se ipso habet tanto deo propicius.... 
This will be found in S. Ambrosii Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1845, T. n. P. 2, 
coU. 1015—1018. 

Beside the above treatises, as appears from the table of contents in f. 1, 
the MS. formerly contained also the following. 

Tractatus perutUis pro informacione sacerdotum. 
Libellus Augustini de penitencia. 
Hugo de S. Victore de penitencia. 
HampoU de misericordia devotissime. 
Anselmus de terrore judicii. 


1670— Hh. V. 1—7. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1677— Hh. VI. 1 and 2. 


See Catalofrue of Oriental MSS. 


1679 Hh. VI. 3. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing 32 leaves, with about 
25 lines in a page, written in Latin and English, in the latter 
part of the xvith century. 

* Liber Epistolarum,' Auctore Oarolo Blaknye, e D. Petri 
DoMo Cantabr. Necnon versiculi et alia ejusdem. 

These letters are mostly dated from Peter- House between 1540 and 1568. 
The first in the collection was written at Reephara School, Norfolk, and is 
dated 1598, which is probably an error for 1638; but it may be doubted 
whether Blaknye was the author of them all. They do not contain much 
that is interesting, though occasionally allusion is made to the unsettled state 
of the times, and the great diversity of religious opinions. 

1680 Hh. VI. 4. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 139, with 21 lines in 
a page. Date, about 1 600. The title, which is rudely painted 
and ornamented, is given on f. 1 . 


Begins : 

De Centura in communi. Dice 1° censura lata sepe 


dispensat in omnibus. Finis. 

This seems to be an abridgement of J. de Dicastillo's Tractatus de Cen- 
turis et Pcenis Ecclesiasticis. Antv. 1562. 
It is bound up with the preceding MS. 

1681 Hh. VI. 5. 

An octavo, on parchment (discoloured in places by damp), 
containing 62 leaves, with an average of 30 lines in a page, 


written in Latin, in a hand of the latter part of the xiiith 


Begistrum Breyium. 

1682 Hh. YI. 6. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing 70 leaves partially num- 
bered, with from 24 to 80 lines in a page, written in English, in 
a hand of the xvith century. 

1. Rules and Maxims of the Common Laws of Eng- 
land, BY Sir Francis Bacon. 

It has been often printed, and will be {bond in Montaga's edition of 
Bacon's Works, XIII. 131. 

2. A Preparation toward the Union of the Laws of 
England and Scotland, by Sir Francis Bacon. 

I This is not complete, but breaks off in the chapter on * The punishment, 

triall, and proceedings, in cases of felonye.' 

It has been often printed. See Montagu, V. 8-3. 

This is followed by eight leaves (partly blank), containing unconnected 

1683 Hh. VI. 7. 

An octavo of 29 leaves, on paper, in bad condition, each page 

containing between 20 and 30 lines written in a hand of the 

xvith century. 

' The exhortation of Isocrates to Demonicds.' 

Begins (fol. 2) : 

In manie thinges undoubtedly..-. 

Ends (fol. 23) : nature. 

The remaining leaves of the book contain scraps of English verse, &c. ; 
the first two and the last are subscribed Ro. Phipps : the first begins, ' The 
souldier that in bloddie field.' On the first leaf is written * R Phipps me 
sibi vendicat 1570/ Nasmyth observes of the translation, 'Ascribed in the 
former catalogue to R. Phipps, who was owner of this MS. in 1578, and 
whose handwriting it seems to be : but whether he was the translator, or 
only the copyer, I am unable to determine/ 

Appears to have been printed in 1690 by Morgan. 


1684 Hh. VI. 8. 

A small quarto on parchment of 209 leaves. The writing is of 
various characters, but all of about the end of the xiiith century. 
A Collection of Astronomical Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 76. 'Tabule revolucionis solis et lune aliorumque 
Planetarum varie, cum aliis.' 

The above title is that which was formerly affixed to the binding, with 
the headword of the second leaf {2ndfol. tabula), preserved on the fly-leaf. 
They are calculated for the latitude of Toledo, and many of them are referred 
to Samuel Magister Indorum. Among these tables are the latitudes and 
longitudes of several towns. 

2. ff. 78 — 93 a. ' Oanones de equatione planetarum et eclip- 
sium solis et lune,' &c. 

Begins : 

Quicunque vult planetas equare oporteteum prime... 

...hoc non impedit eclipsari solem in sequent! conjunctione vel 2* vel 
3* et sic de aliis. 
On f. 93 6 is a blank horoscope and an astrological note. ' Dicit Abraham ... * 

3. ff. 94; — 122. The same Treatise continued (imperfect). 

The first leaf is wanting. 
Ends : ejus gradus sicut ostensum est in precedentibus. Expliciunt 
oanones, incipiunt tabule. 
An ancient hand refers from the lacunae to the preceding copy, ^ 2, and 
has appended on f. 118 the definition, ' Buth, i.e. motus equinoctialis qui fit 
in orbe signorum.' 

4. ff. 123— 141. ' Tabule ' Astronomice. 
These belong to the preceding section. 

.5. ff. 142 — 144. Astronomical Notes, with comparative table 
of the Arabic and Christian years from a. c, 1316 to 1378. 

6. ff. 145 — 180. Lunar and Planetary Tables. 

There are some foot-notes in a diflFerent hand, made between the years 
1256 and 1326. The last leaf is imperfect. These tabl.s are similar to those 

7. ff. 181 — 188. ' De Astrolabio Compendium.' 

Begins : 

Scito quod Astrolabium sit nomen Grecum... 


Ends : 

...poliesque omnia perfecta politione eritqne tunc astrolabium per- 
The reverse of f. 188 is filled with a drawing of the astrolabe, and cylinder. 

8. ff. 189 — 194. 'De nominibus variorum Instrumentorum.' 
There are also instructions in their use. 

Nomina instrumentorum sunt hec... 

. . .scies altitudinem turns. Explicit. 

9. ff. 195—209. Astronomical Tables, with rules for their 
use, and irregular notes. 

Among these are memorial verses, a multiplication-table, &c. 

1«85 HL VL 9. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing 1 8-5 leaves, with about 
26 lines in a page, written in English, in a hand of the latter 
part of the xvth century. The titles of the chapters are in red 
ink, and the initial letters in red and blue. 

The Brute Chronicle of England, to the 12th Year of 

Henry VI. 

It has neither title nor colophon. There are three prefatory chapters : 
the first begins : 

* The first inhabytynge of the lands how women first inhabit it. And 

after that Brcte inhabit it, and conquered the giauntes...' 

In this chapter the authoi-ship of the Chronicle is thus alluded to : 'This 

booke compiled grete clerks, as Abbotes and Priores, and men of religion.' 

And it speaks of 132 kings to Edward III., so that the Chronicle originally 

ended with that reign. 

The second chapter begins : 
' The prologe of this booke declareth how this lande was callid Albion 
after the eldest daughter of the Royall Kyng Dioclecian, the which 
was called Albyne...' 

The third chapter begins: 

' Some tyme in the lande of Surrey there was a myghty and a roial 
kyng callid Dioclisian ..' 
And ends on page 4, with this rubric : 

' Her endith the prolog of this boke. And how Brute was begoten. 
And how the lande was callid Albion, now ye shal here of the susters, 
how thei demenyd theme/ 


The first chapter of the Clironicle begins on page 4 : 

' In the noble cite of grete Troy there was a noble knyght...' 
It ends with chapter 287, ' How the Duke of Bedford and lus Wife went 
into Normandy.' 

At the end of this chapter is written ' Chapter 228/ as if the Chronicle 
had been continued later, but this is erased with a pen, apparently in the 
same ink as the body of the MS. ; and at the bottom of the page the word 
Jinis, cut from a printed book, has been pasted. 

The story relative to the death of king John by poison is related in 
chapter 160; and after chapter 247, which gives an account of the siege of 
Rouen in 1418 (with which most of the copies of this Chronicle end), is part 
of the old English poem on that siege, the whole of which was communi- 
cated to the Society of Antiquaries by Sir Fred. Madden, and printed in the 
twenty-second volume of the Arckceologia. In this MS the poem begins at 
vei'se 1161 of the printed copy, and is continued to the end. 

See a Dissertation upon this Chronicle by Sir Fred. Madden (who con- 
siders it a translation from the French), in his Introduction to Have/ok the 
Dan% edited for the Roxburghe Club ; and more recently, with additions, in 
Notes and Queries, Vol. i. second series, pp. 1—4. 

On the upper margin of the first page is written, ' This olde Cronicle 
was geven to me Jasper Bridgeraan of Exceter by M' John Pylle of the 
same Citty in December, a.d. 1594/ And : ' Tho. Bridgoman me possidet, 
A.D. 1617. 

1686 Hh. VI. 10. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 78, with 36 lines in a 
page. Date, 1588. 

1. ff. 1 — 59 a. 'A briefe report of a disputacion held 
amongst certaine ministers of y® churches of London touching the 
Viage which should be taken in hande for the restoring of the 
KING OF Portugal into his kingdome in November ISSS."" 

Begins (after two introductory letters to Sir .John Norris and Sir Francis 
Drake, and Mr Nicholas, ' Preacher of god his word to that most christian- 
like Army which her ma"', sendeth forth against the enemies of Christ 
which dwell in the Southeme partes of Europe,' and the list of questions 
(42) which were disputed upon in the consultation): 

ffirst we all agreed in this that the ende why we should seeke... 


...when they see y' smoke of Rome reaching up into y* heavens. 
Amen. Amen. Amen. 


2. ff. 59 a — 78. An abridgement of Cartwright's Preface 
to his 'Confutation of the Rhemists'' Translation.' Printed in 
Begins : 

The true religion being like y* heavenly bodies 


Luke doth more properly and natoraUy set forth y* pedigree of 
Christ than Matthewe. Look A where this cometh in. 

This is an abridgement of both the ' Preface to the Reader,' and the dis- 
cussion of the passages from the Fathers, that precedes the text of Cart- 
wright's book, and which occupies signatures B to F in the printed edition. 

1687 Hh. VI. 11. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 71, in double 
columns of 27 lines. Date the xiiith and xivth centuries. A 
large portion of the MS. has been lost between ff. 12 and 13, and 
also after f 64. The volume was given by Frater R. de Alneye 
to the ' Armariolus' of Ramesey monastery, as appears from f. 2. 

Its contents are as follows : — 

1. f. 1. Notes relating to the Moxastery of Ramesey. 

These are : 

1. Concerning the siege of Bedeford by the king. a. d. 1224. 

2. An order from John [Peccham] Archb^. of Canterbury to the Abbat 
and Convent of Ramesey to convoke a general chapter. 1280. 

3. A letter from the Abbats and Presidents of Evesham and Winche- 
cumbe, in a general chapter of the order of S. Benedict, held at Oxford in 
1271, to W. de Gumecestre, Abbat of Ramesey. 

4. A memorandum of the monks of Ramesey that 'a. d. 1276, in die 
natalis domini intravimus primo in novum refectorium quod fuit in con- 
structioue per x annos et amplius :' and that in the same year the Abbat 
* W. de Gomecestre emit a Berengario milite cognomento le MojTie totum 
manerium suum de Bernewelle et totum manerium suum de Hemingthon 
cum crowethorp et little thorp et advocacionem ecclesie sancti Andree de 
Bernewelle.' See Dugdale's Monasticon. ed. nov. ir. 581 . 

There is also a list of ' EfFectus Maratri' [fennel]. 

2. f 2«5. A LIST OF THE TovTxs on the way *a mari usque 
Lugdunum,"' and ' per pontem usque Paris.* 



S. f.2b. A note respecting the destruction op the town 
OP Ramesey by fire and sword by Nicholas de Segrave in 12G6, 
while Hugo de Sulegrave was Abbat. It is added that 'nullus 
de monachis neque de villa neque de baronibus periit excepto uno 
valetto qui fuit ex parte baronum qui stulte se in marisco de- 


Begins : 

Prium pour la pes de seinte eglise et pour la pes de la tere... 
The local petition is, * pour la mesun de teins de Burc de wirecestre de 
la houme.' 

5. ff. 5 — 12. 'Doctrinale vel disciplinale magistri 
HuGONis DE S. VicTORE.'' Imperfect. 

Begins : 

Quia largiente deo fratres de vana conversacione... 

...prius apostatam nomina[vit] . . . 
This is the treatise usually called De Institutione Novitiorum. 0pp. 
Migne, Par. 1854. T. ii. coll. 92.5—935. 

6. ff. 13 — 28. 'Liber Aurelii Augustini de vera et 


Begins : 

Quantum sit appetends... 
Ends: odorem suavitatis. Amen. 
Opp. Par. 1837. T. vi. Append, coll. 1621—1644. 
The next leaf is blank. 

7. if. 30 — 51. ' Tractatus de diiodectm abusivis dompni 
HuGONis DE FoLiETO prioris canonicorum sancti laurentii in pago 

Begins (after the prologue, Locuturus karissime de hiis.-.and the list of 
the 12 abusive) : 

Sunt quidam qui sciunt et possunt et volunt preessc... 

...pendet summa tocius religionis. 
This consists of caps. 12— 23 of Hugo de Folieto's Treatise ' De Claustro 
Animae.' Opp. Hugonis do S. Victore, Migne, ii. 1068—1086. 

A paragraph follows about a rich man's son, when thinking himself 
likely to die, wishing to enter a monastery. 


8. ff. 516 — 64. *TcBPixD3 Archiepiscopus Remensis^ 
De gestis Karoli magni. 

Begins (after the ' Epu>tola Turpini ad leoprandoin decannm,' and the 
list of chapters) : 

Gloriosissimus nam que apostolus iacobus .. 
Ends (at the beginning of cap. xix,) : 

Tunc dimissis majoribus cxercitibus suis Karolus in hispa[]nia]. 
This has been frequently printed. See Reuberus* Fet- Scriptores. Fran- 
cof. 1584, p. 67, and see Dd i. 17. § 3. 

9. f. 65. A leaf, taken from another MS. with a portion of 
a discussion on the right of the Pope to the first-fruits of vacant 

10. f. QQh. 'Carta W. Ahbatis Ramesi/e suis Uheris naflvis 
de Gravenhirst^ stating that he had appointed Robert le Vaudre 
and Roger Faber ' ballivos et alternatos nostros ad custodiendum 
manerium nostrum et conventus nostri de Gravenhirst,* 1 282. 

11. f. 67 a. Signs of the weather, attributed to the prophet 

Begins : 

Signum quod ostendit doniinus Hesdre prophete. 
Some Latin verses on death, &c. follow, beguming, ' Vire dies quasi te 
semper vocet ultima Tite.* 

12. f. 67 J. ' Carta pie memorie Hugonis ahbatis Barnes^ 
copnomento de Stileprave,'' respecting the increase of the manors 
belonging to the monastery. 

Below is a note respecting the 'feretrum Sancti Ivonis' erected by this 
Abbat. See Dugdale, u. p. 581. 

13. f. 68 a. '■ Nomina arhonim per versus.'' 


Fraxinus et corulus planus et salix acer omus... 

Fncns arellana glans nux castanea barra. 

14. f. 68 a. Verses on ' Qiiod nummus ubique regnat et 


Captivata largitas longe relegatnr 
Exulansque probitas misere fngatnr... 

X 2 



Nisi riirsus sequitur muneris oblacio 
Fnistra gemens vidua partes fundit hodie. 

15. f. 68 h. '• Olim dictum est in Gallia quod spiritus nequam 
de quatuor filiis Henrici ii taliter creditur prophetasse. Li plus 
beaus: a Martheus. Le Marchis: a Paris. Li Petevin: alimo- 
zin. Li sanztere : mora en here. Nomina eoruni quatuor. Henri- 
cus, Gaufridus, Ricardus, Johannes.' 

16. f. 686 — 69 a. Verses containing prognostications respect- 
ing thunder. 


Accedens quicunque cupis cognoscere verha 
Lucida laudanda vera probata bona... 

Esto memor quod si tonitru duo signa ministrat 
Indicium primum non feret immo sequens. 
Another set of verses follows, beginning : 

Cui satis est quod habet satis ilium constat habere 
Cui nichil est quod habet satis ilium constat egere. . . 
And then a list of the number of quarters of flour, beer, &c. used in the 
year at the monastery. 

At the bottom of the page is a note on the symbolism of the pastoral staff. 

17. f. 69 b — 70 a. A Hymn with Musical notes. 
Be^ning : 

Quantum floris concinat laus oris 
Vas dulcoris miii flos odoris... 

18. f. 70«. Carta 'Willelmi [deGomecestre] AbbatisRame- 
sey/ appointing ' Hugonem de J3anham clericum procuratorera 
nostrum in cura Romana ' to obtain certain privileges and indul- 
gences. 1275. 

This is followed by some notes respecting the declination of the words 
' Cherub' and 'Seraph,' a derivation of '■Adam ' from the first letters of the four 
words Anatholc, Dysis, Arthos, Mesymbrios, and a statement that in the year 
1277, and from the creation of the world 6477, Robertus de Chuluartby 
(Kilwarby according to Le Neve), archbishop of Canterbury, visited the 

19. f. 70 i. The Pater Noster and A ve Maria in English verse. 
The Pater Noster begins : 

Hure fader )mt art in hevonc blosced be |)i name... 


And the Ave Maria : 

Hej'l Marie of grace ifild... 
These have been printed from this MS. in Wright and Halliwell's Reii- 
quia Antique, i. p. 169. 

20. f. 70 b. A Hymn to our Lady. 

O eunctis excelsior angelorum choris 
Flos humani generis lilium pudoris 
Rosa paciencie mater salvatoris 
Audi queso domina vocem peccatoris... 
The last leaf, f. 71, contains a variety of notes, several pairs of Latin 
verses, a remedy against fevers, a prayer to St Eldmund, the diflFerence be- 
tween the compounds of loquor, &c. 

From the table of contents in f. 2 it appears that this MS. formerly con- 
tained the following treatises in addition to those described above : 
De quatuor virtutibus cardinalibus. 

Formula vite monachorum secundum beatum Bemardum edita. 
Regide sancti Benedict!. 
Bemardus de precepto et dispensatione. 
Medltaciones ejusdem. 
De vii mortalibus et eomm speciebus. 
Decern precepta decalog^. 
Septem sacramenta. 

Templum domini a magistro R. cognomento Grosseteste compilatum. 

1688 Hh. 71. 12. 

A small quarto, on silk paper, of 182 leaves, with about 24 
lines in a page. Date, the xvth century. 

The Four Gospels ix Greek. 

Written very clearly throughout, almost without contractions. The 
writing varies considerably in different parts of the volume, but the grada- 
tion b complete. The iota subscript is not used. The text does not appear 
to differ from the Constantinopolitan family of MSS. generally, but the 
gKsA. carelessness of the scribe has introduced a number of obviously acci- 
dental variations ; especially unintelligible omissions. Some of these have 
been supplied by a modem hand, which has likewise numbered the chap- 
ters and verses, and written on the first and last blank leaves. On 1 6 an 
older hand has written ' PovTitz, dorainus regit me et nihil mihi deerit.' 

At the end are lists of the chapters of the first three Gospels, with prefaces 
to S. Mark and S. Luke, chiefly from Theophylact. 

This MS. does not appear to have been examined by any editor, \mless 
it be No. 44.3 of Scholz, which he describes thus, ' Cantabrig. ol. Askew. 


624, membr. in fol., ev. cont.' The material of the MS. is paper, not parch- 
ment : but Scholz likewise has ' membr.' in the notice of his 441 (i/* 2622), 
which is merely Hervagius's edition of 1645 with MS. notes. It is however 
at least equally probable that the word ' (Cantab.' was inserted at random, 
from a vague impression that 'Askew.' denoted a College in Cambridge. 
Scholz in like manner (p. cxi.) includes a ' Lambeth' MS., the Codex Ephesius, 
tinder ' Cantabrigienses.' 

1689 Hh. VI. 13. 

' A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 83, with 32 lines 
in a page. Written, as appears by the colophon in f. 75, by 
Thomas Syngulton of Newerke in 1442. 

1. ' CoNCLusioNEs Sa CRAMENTORUM dc scriptis IVatris 
THOME DE ALQUiNo ot aliorum doctorum extracte."' 

Begins, (after a full table of contents,) f. 6 : 

Quoniam me sepius rogasti petre... 
Ends (f. 75): 

..quo omnia sacramenta virtu tern optinent dominum videlicet ihm 
xpm qui &c. 
This is a dialogue, the interlocutors being Silo and Petrus. 
A medical recipe for ' a sowr leg' follows the colophon: and on f. 75 b, a 
collection of saws, some in leonine verses, e.g. 'Timor mentis est obstaculum 

2. A portion of a treatise, De Penitentia, divided into 

Begins (f. 76): 

Penitentia fomicanti. Qui fomicationcm fecit debet penitere per 
X annos... 

Ends (f. 8.3) : 

...eadem pena et paulo rainore punire. 

On two flyleaves at the beginning, and one at the end, is what seems to 
be a portion of the accounts of a monastery, giving the list of the food dis- 
tributed to the poor on various occasions, the expense of the wine, salt-fish 
consumed, &c. 

X690 Hh. VI. 14. 

A thick 12rao, on vellum, containing ff. 287 with 25 lines in a 
page. Date the xvth century. Each book has an illuminated 

'Liber Eruditionis Bblioiosorum^ Humbbrti de Ro- 



Begins (after the Prologue, Enidire iherusalem...and the index of chap- 
ters) : 

Qui gratiam acceptam non agnoscit... 

Ends (f. 252): 

...O qnam gloriosa dicta sunt de te ci vitas dei. 

The rest of the MS is occupied by an index. 

This has been printed frequently : at Paris by Jehan Petit., Lovbu. 1575, 
&c. The authorship has been attributed by some to Gulielmus Peraltus 
See Cave, ii. p. 303. Fabricius, Bihl. Med. et Infim. L<itin. iii. p. 286. 

On the fly-leaf at the beginning is the name of Thomas Kny vet. 

1691 Hh. VI. 15. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff, 97 with 20 lines in 
each page. It has rubricks and blue initial letters. Date the 
XIV th century. 

Sanctor.a.le, or offices for the Mass for Saints' days and cer- 
tain other festivals in the year. 

There are catchwords after every eighth leaf; a leaf is missing after 
ff. 24, 30 ; two after f. 52, and one after f. 78, and two after 81 : and the last 
leaf is torn away. 

The MS. begins f. 1 with the rubrick, * Missa de sancta Trinitate. Offi- 
cium,' then follow 'mlssa de Spiritu Sancto, in commemoratione corporis 
christi, sancte crucis, de nomine Jesu,' with a promise to whoever celebrates 
this that ' triginta dies post obitura suum ad gaudium sempitemum perve- 
niet,' and an indulgence of 3000 years from Pope Boniface, ' Missa de 
quinque vulneribus,' preceded by an account of a mission of St Raphael to 
Pope Boniface, ' de sepulcro Domini, de eterna sapientia, de transfigui-atione, 
de Spiuea Corona, etc' then the offices on the feasts of the Archangels, and St 
Osmund, and then on particular occasions, ' in tempore pestUentie, pro pace, 
pro quacunque tribulacione,' etc. — to that 'in tempore pestUentie' is added a 
rubrick, with the promise that all who carry for five continued days a 
lighted candle in their hands whUe the mass is being said, shall avoid sudden 
death, which was proved * in aumiana civitate et in partibus Zaracenis ; 
afterwards the 'Missae' for various saints, the 'Trigintale S. Gregorii, pro 
infii-mis, pregnantibus,' etc., the last being ' In commemoracione omnium 
Sanctorum OflBcium.' 

1692 Hh. VI. 16. 

A quarto, on paper, containing 19 leaves, with about 30 lines 
in a page, written in English, in a neat hand of the latter part of 
the xvith century. A quantity of coarse paper has been bound 
up with it to give thickness to the book. 


'A DiscouHSE with certain Reasons to move her majestic to 
erecte ane Office for the Hkgistringe or the names of all 
Straungers and free denyzens inhabitinge within this llealme 
Quarterlie, and to prove that the same is necessarie and maye be 
graunted with a Fee incydent thereunto, and be charged upon the 
sayd Straungers."* 
Begins : 

• The multitude of Straungera borne receved into anye Common 
Wealthe have proved prejudicial! to the State, and the cause of 
muche Sedition...' 


• Therefore requysite issuche an office within the Realme, especiallye 
the same beinge soe muche for Straungers' good and benefitt.' 

1693 li' !• !• 

A small quarto, on parchment, of the xivth century, contain- 
ing 126 leaves, in double columns of about 35 lines. The begin- 
ning of the volume is much injured by damp. 

A Collection of Scientific Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 12. *■ Libellvs de graduatione editm in Montepes- 
sulano per Magistrum Bemardum de Gordon.'' 

See Tanner. Also Coxe's Catal. Merton Coll. coxxv. 
Begins : 

Doctrinam de gradibus triplicem ordinemus ordinare. 

Sunt igitur plures sapores, sed non bene sensu distinguibiles. 

2. ff. 13 — 24. ' Bobertus Anglicus Perscrutator Ehoracemis^ 
de Impressionihus Aeris? 

See Scriptores Ord. Prcedic. i. 625 b. Echard, however, was not acquainted 
with any copy of this work. 
Prologue begins : 

De Aeris Impressionihus. Anno Christi 1325. In civitate Eboraci 
Anglie, &c. 
Treatise begins : 

Ante tamen ista oportet motores elementorum admixtionem cognos- 


...ratione experimento Deo dante denudavi qui vivit, &c. 


3. ff. 25 — 39. '■Exafrenm Ricardi de Wallingford^ sive de 
Judiclis Astrorwmie.'' 

See Tanner. Also Ee. m. 61, § 2. 
Begins : 

Ad perfectam noticiam Judiciorum artis Astrologie... 
Ends: pristinam se transtulit paupertatem. 
Explicit exaffrenon. 

4. ff. 40 — 51, '■ Libe/' Magistri Rogeri de Herfordia de 
judiciis Astronomie.'' 

See Tanner. The explicit makes it appear to be but the first book of a 
larger treatise. 
Begins : 

Quoniam Regulas artis Astronomice judicandi... 

...oportet inspicere diligenter, et completur Liber primus. 

5. ff. 51 — 59. '■Liber de Tr'ihus generalihus Judiciis Astro- 
nomie ex quihus cetera omnia deflmint editus a Magistro Rogero 
de Herfordia!' 

Only the Prologue to the first book appears. 


Quoniam circa tria sit omnia Astronomica consideratio... 


...minimus vero septem horarum et 20 minutorom, &c. 

6. ff. 61 — 104. *■ Zael de Jvdiciis Astroritm.^ 
See Gg. VI. 3. £ 154 b. 

7. ff. 104 — 109. ' Liber Jergii de significaiione Planetarum 
in Domibus.'' 


Sol cum fuerit in eiscendente significat... 


...nee preferas aliud et invenies si deus voluerit. 

8. ff. 108 — 111. ' Liber Messahala.'' De ratione Circidi et 
Stellarum et qualiter operantur in hoc seculo. 

The following is the Colophon : 

Perfectus est liber Messehalle translatus a Johanne Hispaniensi 
translatus in Latinum cum laude Dei et ejus adjutorio. 
Printed in the volxune with the Astronomica of Julius Firmicus. Fol. 
Basil. 1551. 


9. ff. 112 — 126. A tract on Astronomy. 
Begins : 

Tempus est mensura motus ut vult Aristoteles. 

.. figuram autem facies secundum doctrinara Magistri Joliannis dc 
Lineriis a quo habeo scientiam nieain, 
A short chapter lias been added in a similar handwriting, but with other 
ink, ending : communibus iudiciis facere non oportet. 

At the foot of the first page is written : 

De communitate Fratrum Minorum Bakewellie. Ex dono Fratris 
Richardi de Hepworth. 

In the binding : 

Ex dono omatissimi simul et doctissimi viri Johannis Rant olim 
Collegii Gonville et Caii socii dignissimi. 1656. 

1694 li. I. 2. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 135, in double columns of 
28 lines. The heads of each chapter are in rubrick. The initial 
letters are alternately red and blue. Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 112a. 'Of ]>e sacrament of Penaunce.' 

Begins (after the table of chapters, and the Prologue, ' In the name of 
cure Lord'...): 

Lavamini mundi estate. Beth waische and beth cleene. A gracious 
Ends: whom and in whom is everlastyng lyf. Amen. 
This treatise is divided into three parts : 'Of Contricion,' 'Of Confession,' 
and *Of Satisfaction.' After this is a chapter headed 'Recapitulation of alle 
{)rc parties: and hou a man may be refoormed in mynde, reson and wil.' 

2, ff. 112i — 135. 'A Cbisten Mannes bilbeve dsclarid 



Credo in deum, &c. pat is I trowe in god euer wip trewe bileeve... 


...Ito }7e which ihesu crist us schildc. Amen. 
At the end is written the name Thomas Norgate. In the fly-leaves at 
the beginning and end of the MS. are portions of a lease. 


••'~ IL I 3 4 

A quarto, on vellum, of the xivth century, of 294' pages, con- 
taining 30 lines, with a broad margin. It is defective at both 

De Tnstitutione Reipublice. 

Parts of nine books or rubricks appear. One leaf is lost at the beginning. 
At the end of the sixth book two leaves appear substituted by the original 
scribe for the two original leaves, but only one page of the four has been 
filled. The rubrick headings also are wanting at the end of the volume. At 
the end the hiatus seems more considerable. It was originally in one volume. 
It is well written, and except for the lacuns in good preservation. 

The first words appearing are: 

Nobis verificetur id dictum viri eloquentissimi Marci Varronis Ca- 
nale scissum, &c. 

The second rubric begins : 

Est Respublica secundum Plutarchum Imperatoris Trajani institu- 

The eighth rubric ends: 

Item dicebat ungues si acriores fuerint non evellendos sed resecandos. 
The last words in the volume are : 

...pectore enim ilia gestabat non humeris nee oculis [videndum.j 

X697 li. I. 5. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 89, in double 
columns of 34 lines. Date, the xivth century. Some leaves are 
lost between fiF. 26 and 27, and between ff. 30 and 31. 


1. ff. 1 — 4:6. Alanus de Insulis ''De Alls Cherubim? 


Begins : 

Prima ala est confessio, non laudis... 

...etemaque fruetis beatitudine. Amen. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par, 1855, coll. 273—280. 

The title is given by a later hand, who ascribes the treatise to Clement of 

2. ff. 4 J — la. Martini Dumiensis ^Formula Vite honeste.'' 


Quatuor virtutum species multorum sapientium... 



.■.insaniam aut deficientem devitet ignaviara. 

This will be found in Migne's Patrologia, Vol. locxii. coll. 23 — 28. See 
Dd. XV. 21, §4. 

3. ff . 7 h — 26. Hildeberti Cenomannorum Episcopi '■Liber 
Moralis Philosophie.'' 

Begins ; 

Moralium dogma philosophorum... 
Ends : 

...ante oculos versamini judicis cuncta cementis. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, coll. 1007—1056. 
At the end are the lines 

Laus tibi sit criste, per quern finit liber iste 
Hie liber expletur, alius post hunc renovetur. 

4. ff. 27 — 30. Dialogus inter virtutes et vitia. Imperfect at 
both ends. 

Begins : 

...vel teiTenis negociis iniplicare... 

...Ecce ut ad vicinos nostros veniamus... 
The remark of each vice is answered by the corresponding virtue. 

5. ff. 31 — 39 b. Reformationes regulce S. Benedicti ab Abba- 
tibus in provincia Cantuarensi^ a. d. 1278. 

Begins : 

De Sancto Augustine Cantuarensi et de Glaston dei gi-atia abbates 
generalis capituli ordinis sancti Benedicti... 


...sigilla nostra presentibus sunt appensa. Dat. Rading. Anno gratie, 
Mcc septuagesimo octavo. Die Veneris prima post festum exaltacionis 
Mfacte crucis. 

6. ff. 39 b — 61 a. ' Atnmonicio Benedicti ad MonoLchos.'' 


Ausculta o fili, precepta magistri . . 


...facientibus hec regna patebunt etema. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1847, coU. 216—930. 

7. ff. 61 a — 66. Extracts from various Councils and decretals 
' De Statu Monachorum,^ 


Begins : 

De statu Monachorum ex Conciiio LtUeranensi. Monachi non precio 
recipiantur. . . 


...circa id faciat emendari. 

8. ff. 67 — 89. Expositio Canonis Missa. 

Begins : 

De vestimentis sacerdotalibug. Amictus est primum Testimentam... 

...Veritas sine errore, vita sine dolore, ad quem nos ducat, &c. 
On a fly-leaf at the beginning is a definition of apostasia. 

1698 li. I. 6. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 452, mth from 20 to 30 
lines in a page. Date, 1630. 

'Casus Coxscientle dictati a reverendo patre Jacobo Him- 
MiOBEN excepti a M. Joanne Weickardt.'' 

Begins : 

Prolegomena in decern preecepta. Cum decalogi a Deo facta promul- 
Ends : 

.. unde career quoque est incertus et tortnra injusta. 
After if. 352 and 365 are tables of kindred and affinity, in Latin and Ger- 
man. On the inside of the cover is written, *Ex dono Goilielmi Nealand 
Bibliopolae Cantabrigiensis, 1655.' 

1699 li- I- 7. 

An octavo, on paper, consisting of 79 leaves, excluding a few 
blanks at the beginning and end, each page containing about 20 
lines, distinctly written in a hand of the beginning of the xvith 
centurj' (a.d. 1503). 

1. ' Sexti Rufi Breviarium"' (title in a later hand), fol. 1. 
Begins : 

Divo Valentiniano Imp. Aug. Sex. RufF. f Brevem fieri... 

.. inspiciantur queso. 
Often printed. See Biogr. t/^ntj7.,and Smith's Z>ic/. Gr. and Rom. Biogr. s. v. 

2. ' CoR. Nep[otis] illustris. Ro. Eqcitis IX Attici 



Begins : 

Pomponius Atticus ab origine...fol. 21. 

...Cecilii avunculi sui. 

3. 'Rei militaris Modesti ad Theodosium Aug. libel- 
Lus; fol. 37. 

Begins : 

Res militaris in tres dividitur partes. . . 


...ducta olim cognoscitur. 

Edited in Veget. et al. Script. Ant. de re milit. pp. 362—376, Vesal. 1670. 

At the end is this note : 

Militaris rei a me Timocosmo e confusissimis exemplaribus transcripts 

The same note recurs at the end of both the following tracts, tlie date 
(1503) being added on the last leaf. 

4. 'Ejusdem de urbis magistratibus et primo de 
Rege,' fol. 48. 

Begins : 

Urbis Romee et imperii Romani... 

...dictum ab avibus. 
This tract is by Pomponius Lsetus : it is edited by Leewius, De orig. et 
progr. Juris. Civ. Rom. p. 169 sqq. Lugd. Bat. 1672. 

5. 'Antiquarum legum urbis RoMJi: Pomponii libellus,' 
fol. 73. 

Jus pluribus modis dicitar. . . 

Ends: populum Romanum provocare. 
Edited by Leewius, as above, p. 199 — 212. 

1700 ^i* ^' S' 

A small quarto, on paper, containing ff. 90, with from 28 to 34 
lines in a page. Date, the x vmth century. It is paged throughout. 

'Opera Evangei.ica, or St James''e8 and Nicodemus'es 
G08PEL, with some other pieces of Antiquity. Done into English. 


To which is added a Preliminary Discourse concerning y* fol- 
lowing treatises together with the Latino copy, from which they 
were translated, annexed unto them/ Apparently written out for 
the press. 

Begins : 

There is no doubt to be made but that our Saviour... 


...the History of the Crucifixion of our Lord in the Hebrew tongue. 

The contents are as follows: 

1. pp. 3 — 24. 'The Preface, concerning the following Treatises.' 

2. pp. 25 — 38. ' The Gospel of Saint James the brother of our Lord, 
concerning the Nativity of the Mother of Grod.' 

3. pp. 39 — 72, and 141—146. 'The Gospel of Nicodemus, concerning 
the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.' 

4. pp. 73, 74. Letter of ' Lentulus, govemour of Jerusalem, to the Senate 
and people of Rome.' 

5. p. 75. Description of our Lord 'Out of Nicephorus' Ecclesiastical 
History, Lib. i. c. 40.' 

6. p. 76. 'A letter of Pontius Pilate to the Emperour Tiberius, con- 
cerning Christ.' 

7. p. 77. * The account that Josephus the Jew g^ves of our Saviour 

8. p. 78. ' Out of the Letter of Dionysius to Polycarp.' 

9. p. 79. ' Ignatius to John y* elder.' 

10. pp. 81, 82. 'Exemplar Epistolarum Abgari Regis et Christi Jesu 
per Ananiam cnrsorem hinc inde missarum.' 

11. p. 83. *LentulusHierosolyinitarum Prseses S. P.Q.Romano.' This 
is the Latin of § 4. 

12. pp. 84, 85. ' Pontii Pylati Praesidis Syria de Christo Testimonium.' 
The Latin of § 6, preceded by an Argument also in Latin. 

13. pp. 89 — 107. ' Protevangelium Sancti Patris nostri Jacobi firatris 
Domini Sermo Historicus de Nativitate Deiparse.' The Latin of § 2. 

14. pp. 108 — 127- 'Nicodemi discipuli de magistri et Salvatoris nostri 
Jesu Christi Passione et Resurrectione, Evangelium.' Unfinished. The 
Latin of § 3. 

pp. 87, 88, 128-140, and 147 to the end are blank. 

§§ 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 12, are written in imitation of print— a remarkable spe- 
cimen of calligraphy, — and the rest in an extremely good and clear hand. 

On the title-page is written ' E libris Thomse Davies,' who may possibly 
have been the translator. 


1703 II. I. 9—11. 

Three quartos, on paper, containing respectively ff. 552, 445, 
and 487, with 12 Hnes in a page. Date, the xvnth century. 


Begins : 

Qui nobis hie ponitur scopus. . . 

...ab seterno in Deo relucentem et in seternum regnantem. Amen. 
Amen. M. S. V. [i. e. Michael Servetus Villanovanus.] 
The contents of the treatise are given in p. 2 : 

1. De Trinitate Divina quod in ea non sit Invisibilium trium rerum 
illusio, sed vera substantise Dei manifestatio in Verbo et communicatio in 
Spiritu Libri septem. 

2. De fide et justitia regni Christi Legis justitiam superantis et de Cha- 
ritate Libri tres. 

3. De Regeneratione et manducatione supenia et de regno Antichristi 
Libri quatuor. 

4. EpistolsB Triginta ad Johannem Calvinum Gebennensium conciona- 

6. Signa Sexaginta regni Antichristi et Revelatio ejus jam nunc praesens. 

6. De mysterio Trinitatis et veterum disciplina ad Philippum Melanch- 
thonem et ejus collegas Apologia. 

This is apparently a MS copy of the printed work of Servetus. See 
Drummond's Life of Servetus. Lond. 1848, p. 35. 

1704 li. I. 12. 

A quarto, on paper, containing ff. 55, with 34 lines in a page. 
Date, 1622. 

'SiJMMUL^, auctore Reverendo in Christo Patre, Patre Va- 
lentin DE Oespedes e societate Jesu Censore apud Logicae quae- 
sitores ejusque apud Albanenses Professore. Cum regis privilegio. 
Vallisoleti apud N. N. Anno 1622.' 

Begins (after a page containing the alphabet in several different cha- 

Ad artis dialecticam introductio prcpiiia : vulgo summulrp. In I'ublica 
Divi Ambrosii Vallinoletani Scholn^ Anno 1621. Proefatio. 
Quemadmodum gladiosi quando harbetati sunt... 



...ea nullatenus prsetermittenda judicavi. Laus Deo. 
This is apparently a MS. copy of a printed book. 

1705 n. I. 13. 

An octavo, on parchment, of 111 leaves, mostly written by 
one hand in the xivth century. The number of lines in a page 
averages about 50, 

A Collection of Mathematical Tracts. 
The several tracts in this volume do not commence on new leaves, but 
seem to have been written out by the copyist for his o^vn use, continu- 

1. fF. 1 — 7. A Tract on Planetary Influences, and on Palm- 

There is one table, and two drawings of the hand, with the lines ex- 
plained. Imperfect at the beginning. 
Begins : 

Quarta tabula subsequente docetur qualiter omnis planeta... 

Ends with a figure thiis explained : 

Ista figura docentur proprietates 4 partium mundi et 4 ventorum 

principalium et coUateralium viz. 8 et de 4 elementis et 4 humoribus 

et 4 etatibus et 4 couiplexionibus. 
On the same page are the elements of certain eclipses. 

2. ff. 8 — 12. '^ Algorisrnus in metro cum commento." 

Begins : 

Hec Algorismus ars presens dicitur in qua 
Talibus Indorum fruimur bis quinque figuris. . . 
Ends (f. 11 6) : 

. . Si par per medium sibi multiplicato propinqnam. 
Expliciunt versus Algorismi. 
This poem is printed in Halliwell's Rara Mathematica, and attributed 
by him to Alexander de VUla Dei. The comment follows the verses. 
Ostendente Boicio in ptimo Arsmetrice sue. 

S. ff. 12 — 14. '■ Algorisimis Minuciarum^ 


Quoniam cujuslibet quantitatis notitia ex sui relatione ad aliam 
noticiam maxime consistit. 
Ends : 

.. ideo jam earn dimitto. Explicit Algorismus minuciarum. 



4. f. 14 a. ' Cautele AlgorismV 
Begins : 

Si tu divinare velis quot denarios socius tuus habet--- 
Ends : de similibus simile est inveniendum. 
On the same page and the following are an old table of contents for the 
•whole volume, referred to by a pagination by which it appears that 129 pages 
are lost from_,the beginning of the volume. 

6. ff. 15 — 22. '■ Compotus Johannis de Sacro Bosco.^ 
Printed in Milan, 8vo, 1561, pp. 49. 

6. f. 23. '■ Regule Algorismi ad solvendas questiones.'' 
Begins : 

Sunt autem quedam subtilia universis numerandi qusestionibus... 
Ends : 

...13 panes, quod est propositum. explicit, &c. 

7. ff. 24 — 26 h. ' Liher Quaniiiatum Mensurandarum per 


Quia cujuslibet quantitatis notitia ex numerorum relatione con- 
Ends: mensurationibus igitur quantitatum dicta sufficiant. 

8. ff. 26 b — 28. ' Compositio astrorum speculi generalis.'' 


Ad laudem et honorem Dei nostri... 

...situatio perpendiculi, &c. datur. 

9. ff. 29 — 33 a. ^ Tractatus de Sphera Johannis de Sacro 

Printed frequently, e.g. fol. Ven. 1449. 

10. ff. 33 i — 3 6 J. '■ Traciatus de Sphera Roherti Lincolni- 


Printed in the volume named in $ 9. 

On f. 37 a is a table for finding the moon's place. 

11. ff. 38, 39. ^ Practica Geometrie: 
A work on practical trigonometry, with figures. 
Begins : 

Geometric due sunt partes formales. . . 
Ends : 

...tanta est putei profunditas. 


12. ff. 40, 41 a. ' Compositio Speculorum Mirahilium.'* 
Begins : 

Preparatio speculi in quo videas alterius imaginem et non tuam... 


...simul non visa et id est quod demonstrare voluimus. 

13. f. 41 h. Tractatus ^ de Multiplicatione specierum in visu 
secundum omnem modum? 

By "SFalter of Evesham. 

See Tanner, under Odingtonus, who however makes no mention of this 


Hie investigantur condiciones et proprietates requisite ad visum... 

...propter egressum medii a temperamento raritatis. 

14. ff. 48i — 52 5. '■Ars metrica Walteri de Evesham.'' 
Not named by Tanner. 

Begins : 

De proprietatibus numerorum secundum Boecium et Euclidem 

...28" qui est aggregatus 7^. Explicit. 

15. ff. 52 5,53. 'Liber Qiiinius Geom^trie {Eu^lidis) per 
numeros loco quantitatum.'' 

By ^Valter of Evesham. 
Not named by Taimer. 

Est prima questio quinti ; Sifiant... 
Ends : numerorum quorum proportio 24 ad 8. 

16. ff. 54, 55. ' TractcUus de Magnete.'' 
Begins : 

Iste Tractatus de magnete quatnor partes continet... 
Ends: parte sui casus ut demonstrat figura. 
Three figures follow, two belonging to the next treatise. 

17. ff. 5Q — 58 i. '■ Theorica Planetarum Johannis d^ Sacro 
Bosco, correpta secundum Lincolniensem \Grossete?fe'].^ 


Circulus excentricus dicitur... 

...planete et non corporaliter. 

Y 2 


18. ff. 5S b — 60 a. ^ Liber Gaphar de temporis mutatione 
qui dicitur Gtazar Bablloniensis.'' 

Gaphar is probably Geber or Giaber, or Abou Moussah Djafar al Sofi. 
See Biogi'. Universelle, where, however, this work is not named. See also 
Mm. II. 18, § 1. 
Begins : 

Superioris discipline inconcussam veritat«m... 
Ends : 

...ita inter Austrum et Enrum Aqnarius et Pisces locantur. 
On f. 60 6 are a few rules in trigonometry : ' Sinum rectum per versnm 
invenire, &c.' 

19. ff. 61 — 74 a. '■ Tractatus quadripartitus de corda recta 
et verm^ &c. 

Begins : 

Quia canones non perfecte tradunt noticiam sinus... 

...ratio et solertia in Catliis. 

20. ff. 74 b — 76 b. ' Liber de Ascensionibus Nubium.^ 
Begins : 

Ostendere quid sit crepusculum et que causa necessaria... 
Ends: illud est quod voluimus. 

21. f. 76 6. ' De Terre occuUationibus et apparitionibus stel- 


Begins : 

Si autem de temporis mutatione... 

Ends: est canis ante unam diem. 

22. ff. 77 — 80 b. ' Canones Fratrls Rogeri de Cotum." 

The author is named in Tanner, p. 20.% but he mentions only the second 
book of this work. 
Begins : 

Quelibet pars aliquota totius fractio sive minucia dicitur. 
Ends: supra terram fore non dubitabis. 
The second book, 'Qui voluerit pbmetas equare...' is that described in 
the old inde.x. an ' Expositio quorundam terininoruin Astronomie.' 

23. ff. 81 5 — 91 b. '■ Compositio et operatio Astrolabii Mes- 


Begins : 

Scito quod Astrolabiam ait nomen Grecum... 



...computatio stature tue ad plauitiem. 
See Hh. vi. 8, ^ 4, which corresponds with the present tract as far as it 
extends. The figures have not been supplied here. 

24. ff. 91 6—93 a. ' Tractatus de Chilendro' (Cyliadro). 

Begins : 

Investigantibus Chilendri compositionera... 
f. 93 6 is a rough copy of a page of an almanack. 

ff. 94—96, contain irregular astronomical notes. Three leaves following 
are cut out. 

25. ff. 97— 106. ' Theorica Alfmgani: 

This appears to be an abridgment of the work translated and published 
by Christmann, 8vo, Frankf. 1618. 
Begins : 

Differentia prima in annis Arabom et Latinorum... 

...solis et lune; quod sufficiat. Deo gratias. 

Expletus est Liber Alfragani in scientia astrorum et radicibus mo- 
tuum celestium interpretatus a Johanna Hispalensi atque Lunensi et 
expletus est 24° die 5* mensis lunaris anno Arabum 529. Exeunte 11° 
die mensis Martii. Era 1173, sub Dei laude et ejus auxilio. 

26. ff. 106 6 — 117. '- Centilogium Ptolemei cum commento 

This translation does not appear to have been ever printed. 
Begins : 

Scientia stellarum ex te... 
With comment : 

Dixit Ptolemeus scripsi tibi Jesue . . . 
Ends: si non ambnlaverit rebellis est de eodem climate. 
The comment ends : 

17 die mensis Martii, 12 die mensis Gumedi 2*. anno Arabum 532. 

Explicit Centilogium Ptholomei cum commento Haly perfectum die 
Veneris 2° Mensis Augusti, Anno Dni, 

27. ff 1 18—123 a. ' Liber Florum Albumasar.'' 

Hie est Liber que coUegat Albumasar... 
Ends: Deus voluerit ipse est auxiliator. 

28. ff. 123 6— 125 a. ' Bernardus de Gordon de Astrommia 


It does not appear in his published works. This copy must have been 
made in his lifetime. 
Begins : 

Notandum quod sicut aries est... 

Omnino vani et nichil scientes reperiuntur. 

29. ff. 125 a, 126 a. ^ Epistola Messehalach in Eclipsibm 

Begins : 

In nomine Domini salutem, Incipit Epistola Messehalach in ratio- 
nibus eclipsium lune . . 
Ends: ex secretis scientie astrorum. Perfectus est liber cum laude 
ejus et ejus auxilio. 

30. ff. 126 a — 132. Irregular Fragments. 

These are omitted in the original table. The first is a commencement 
of 'Astronomia Hypocratis.' 

31. ff. 133 — 156. Short astronomical extracts from Omar^ 
Hermes^ Alkindus^ and Dorotheus. 

These are as follows : — 

Aomar de omnium planetarum conjunctionibus. Hermes de con- 
junctionibus planetarum in signis, De revolutionibus annorum mundi, 
De pluviis, tonitruis coruscantibus et ventis, De epidimiis siccitate 
et habimdantia. Combustiones et submersioncs, De pretio Kerum. 
Hermes de sciendo Dominum Anni. Aomar de qualitatibus aeris et 
temporum. Aomar de pluvia fulgure tonitruis et vento. Aomar de 
pestilentia guerratione submersione et exustione. Alkindus de aeris 
qualitate per singulos annos. Alkindus de annorum peste et salute. 
Dorotheus de Imbribus. Amphorismi in discordanciis Sapientum. 
De Amphorismis et regulis, verba abbreviata de Alcochoden. De 
partibus planetarum, de partibus xii domorum, de partibus extranois. 
Amphorismi in natis ct temporibus nativitatis. De existentia Planeta- 
rum in angulis. De Electionibus. Idem secundum Indos et Doro- 
theum. De 60 rebus astronomic. De visionibus sompniorum. 

32. ff. 157 — 177 a. An Almanack, beginning from the year 
1301, ybr Evesham^ hy Walter Odington. 

A foot-note to the month of May l»y a later hand records the terrible 
pestilence at Avignon, and in otlier parts, in mcccxlviii. [sic]. 

33. ff. 177 a, 177 i. ' Radices Stellarum fxarum.'' 
Begins : 

Stelle fixe alium habent motum... 



...per motum capitis draconis. 

34. ff. I77b, l7Sb. ^ Theorica de motifyas Lune et Planet- 

Begins : 

Luna 4 habet circulos et 5 motus. 

. . ista debent sufficere pro Theorica Planetarum. 

35. ff. 178 5— 181a. '• Annotatio temporum pro ratione an- 
norum mundi et Christi.'' 

Begins : 

Ait Solinus in libro de mirabilibas mnndi... 
Ends : 

...omnes dies a primo mundi usque ad incamacionem 1577849. 

36. ff. 181 h — 183. ^Albeiius de naturis signorum.^ 
Not among the printed works of Albertus Magnus. 

Begins : 

Deus utitur corporibus celestibus... 

...Satumus enim tenebras significat. 

37. ff. 184—209. A Tract of Astrology or ' Geomancy: 
This is in a hand of the xvth century. 

Begins : 

Fortiores conjunctiones in arte Geomantie sunt ■■ 
Ends with diagrams. 

38. ff. 209—211. A fragment of another copy of § 2, with 
a marginal comment. 

A former possessor has been Antonius Rous. The name ' Symond Ockey 
oflF Hyngham ' also occurs. 

1706 IL I. 14. 

A small quarto, on parchment, written in the xiith century. 
There are twentv-two lines in a page, and 128 leaves. The 
initials are alternately green and red. 


This copy must have been made before the author's death, and ap- 
parently also before the author's last recension, as it wants the last chapter 
and the last sentence of the preceding chapter. It ends thus : 


■ sub duce Adelstano qui primus inter eos diadeina portavit. 

A late hand (one Mark Broughton) has written marginal headings 
through much of the volume, and has scribbled moral sayings on the fly-leaf 
at the end. 

^''^'^ li. I. 15. 

A small quarto, on parchment, by various hands, mostly 
written in the xivth century. There are 88 leaves. The 
number of lines in a page is very various. 

Treatises in Arithmetic and Astronomy, &c. 

1 . ff. 8 — 7 a. ' Conipositio Novi Qwadrantis Magistri Pro- 
facii Judei Marsiliensis sapientis astronomi in Monte Pessulano 

The author flourished 1350. 
Prohemium begins : 

Quoniam scientia Astronomic non completur nisi debitis instru* 
mentis .. 

The treatise begins : 

Describe circulum abed super centrum e... 

...nisi ut queras doctrinam illara. Explicit, &c. 
ff. 7 b — 9 are blank. 

2. ff. 10 — 14 a. '• Qaadrans Magistri Johannis Anglici in 
Monte Pessulim. 

Begins : 

Geometrie due sunt partes . . 
Ends: productiim dabit capacitatem. Explicit Quadrans. 
See li. III. 3, § 9 

3. ff. 14 i — \7h. ' Tahule ad inveniendum locum Soils."* 

4. 17 b. Be cylindro. 
Begins : 

Cum volueris ligurare chilindrum qui dicitur horologium viatorum... 
Ends : 

. . et fac puncta. Explicit. 

5. 18 — 2.5 h. ' Tractatus de Spera Johannis de Sacro Bosco."* 
This is the treatise as usual. The figures are peculiar. 

6. 25 h — 38 a. ' Compotus Johannis de Sacro Bosco.'' 
This also is as usual. 


7. ff. 38 J— 43 a. '■ Compotus Manualis GarlandV 
See Tanner, p. 309. See also li. iii. 3, § 2. 
At the Explicit of the preceding section this is assigned to Johannes de 

Sacro Bosco, possibly as Editor. 

8. fF. 4:3 b — 4:6 a. A concise Calendar, hy Grosseteste. 
Grates Roberte tibi dentur episcope certe. 

9. f. 466, Tabula ad sciendum quis plaiieta domineiur omni 
hora citjiislibet diei. 

10. ff. 47 — 51. '■ Algorithmus in Metro.'' 
See li. 1.13,^2. 

11. ff. 52 — 74. '• Notabilitates et questiones diverse neces- 

These are religious aphorisms, &c. The treatise is much mutilated. It 
is written in double columns in a peculiarly small and delicate hand of the 
xiiith century. 
Begins : 

Qaatuor sunt genera nominum regnum celorum possidentium... 
The last aphorism appearing entire is : 

In valle humilitatis divinarum stillicidiis Scripturarum pudicicie 
' lilium ne marcescat irrigare memineris. 

12. ff. 75 — 88. On the Sacraments. 
Begins : 

Cum Miserationes Domini sunt snper omnia opera ejus... 

...propriam sequi opinionem. 
In the binding is written : 

Ex dono ornatissimi simul et doctissimi viri Johannis Kant, Olim 
CoUegii Gon. et Caii Socii dignissimi 16.55. 
On the original fly-leaf: 

Liber Fratris Michaelis de Northgate de Librario Sancti Augustini 
Cantuariensis. Dist. xiii. gradu. iiu. In quo continentur subscripta, 
etc. Liber cum P. 

1708 11. I. 16. 

An octavo of parchment, of 218 leaves, in various hands, 
written early in the xivth centurj'. 

A Collection of Medical Treatises. 

1. ff. 1 — 51. '^ Practica Richardi Anglici^ 
This title is in a hand of the xvnth century, which has also added as 
follows : * Est et alius liber compendium Ricardi inscriptus. Habeo practi- 


cam Anglicam M'" Rogero ascriptam que cum hac non ordine solum sed et 
sententiis convenit.' 

The present tract is that commonly called Roger Bacon's, or Rogeriana, 
see Ee. ii. 20, § 19, but it wants the conclusion that appears in that copy, 
De Medicinarum exibitione et earum preparatione. The order of chapters is 
also diiferent. 

Begins : 

Habemus ab antiquis autoribus... 

In Ee. II. 20, Sicut ab antiquis autoribus habemus. . . 


...Hec de sinthomatibus dicta sufficiunt. 

The early part, fF. 1 — 39, of this part seems to have been copied after 
the latter. 

2. ff. 52 — 58. '' Tabula ingeniorum cur andi.'' 
Begins : 

Regimen acutarum egritudinum consistit in tribus... 
Ends: crisi et criticis diebus breviter et cum integritate sicut scitis. 

3. ff. 59 — 107. ' Glossa super Viaticum.'' 

This is in a close crabbed hand ; the last leaf is torn out. The Viaticum 
is in seven books. It does not appear to be Constantino's. 
Begins : 

Ante omnem purgacionem particula est... 
Ends (imperfect) : 

...unde fit febris continua. 

4. ff. 108—157. ' Tractatus de simplici Medicina.'' 

See Ee. vi. 41, § 2. From which however the present copy has many 
variations. The last leaf is filled with ill-written notes. 

5. ff. 158 — 176i. '■ Eicardus Aiiglicus de Signis.'* 

See Ee. ii. 20, § 6, which, however, differs from this considerably, and 
seems to have been collated with it by the original scribe. 
The present copy begins : 

Vis medicine laudabilis ita duntaxat existit... 
Ends : 

...corruptionem jam conformatam in corde et in nliis menibris. 
See Ee. ii. 20, f. 63 «, but what follows there occurs in this copy, trans- 
posed, down to * visis his coUige sarcinillas et fuge relicto cgro.' 

6. ff. 1765 — 1816. ' Micardus Anglicus de Urinis.^ 
Begins : 

Presentium corporis dispositionum... 

...inferius minus obscura. 


7. ff. 181 J— 193. ' De Dhmone Practice secundum Avi- 


This is incomplete. 

Begins : 

Quod vult Avicenne Practica... 


...tamen si sunt acute et multum f ariose non debet expectare. 

8. ff. 194 — 218. <■ A Treatise on Scient'ijic Medicine.'' 
Irregularly written. Many names of the herbs are in English. 

Begins : 

In omnibus doctrinis que secundum ordinem currunt... 


Perspicaria, herba sicca et amai-a. 

The fly-leaves at either end are fragments of an etymological MS. of the 
xvth century. 

Ex dono omatissimi simul et doctissimi viri Johannis Rant olim Collegii 
Gonvil et Caii Socii dignissimi. 1655. 

1709 li* !• 17> 

A small quarto, on parchment, of the early part of the xivth 
century, of 154 leaves, containing 29 lines of text. 


At the beginning of the volume are appended 12 fly-leaves 
of paper containing a very careful table of the contents of the 
volume, made probably by Antony Rous, in the xvith century, 
also one of parchment which contains, besides a more concise 
list, some memorial tables in Astronomy. 

1. ff. 1 — la. '• Kalendarius Lincolniensis.'' 

The usual Calendar by Grosseteste, with the preface, 'Ad notitiam istius 
Calendarii... ' 

2. ff. 7J — 15 5. ^ Ars Algorisim.^ By Johannes de Sacro 

See Bale, p. 602. 
Begins : 

Omnia que a primeva origine rerum... 

3. ff. 15 h — 39 b. ' Coinpotus de Sacro Bosco.'' 
This is the Computus as usual. 


4. ff. 39 b — 42 a. Garland'^s Astronomical Tables^ with a 

See li. r. 15, ^7. 

6. ff. 42 h — 56. ' Tractatus de spera Magistri Johannis de 
Sacro Bosco.'' 

This is the treatise as usual, with figures. 

6. f. 57. ' Tractaius Quadrantis.'' 
Begins : 

Debes scire quod circulus solis 2 habet medietatea... 
Ends : 

. . de practica quadrantes dicta sufficianU 

7. ff. 61, 62 Tables of the place of the sun every day from 
leap year to leap year. 

8. ff. 63 — 70 a. ' Theorica Planetarmn^ by Johannes de 
Sacro Bosco. 

See li. I. 13, § 17- 

9. ff. 70 a — 89 a. ' Canones Azarchelis super Tabulas As- 

Begins : 

Quoniam cujusque accionis quantitatem .. 

...precognitis ascencionibus precedentis anni. 
Then follows an Appendix, fF, 89 a, 90 a. Quia in hujus operis inicio. 

10. ff. 91 — 154. The Astronomical Tables of A zarchel. 
if. 149 154 are inverted by the binder. 

Previous owners have been Antony Rous, see above, who bought the 
volume for 2s. 4(1., and John King. 

1710 li- 1- 18. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 138, regularly paged, 
besides 4 fly-leaves at each end, with 34 lines in a page. Date, 
the xivth century. 

A Collection of Theological Tracts. 

1. pp. 1 — 101. >S^. BonaventuroG '•Stimulus Amor is.'' 

Begins (after a table of chapters on the fly-leaves, and i\w Prologue, 'Ad 
te levavi animam ineam...'): 

Currite gentcs undique et mireniini... 



...set nostram devocionem excitare qnam nobis prestet et donet qui 
est benedictus in secula seculorum. Amen. 
0pp. Mogunt. VII. pp. 193 sqq. 

The chapters are a good deal misplaced. A ' Pars quarta' is begun after 
cap. XV. headed * De operibus Pietatis,' ending with cap. xi. of Pars ii., after 
which comes the Explicit, and the ' Descriptio beatitudinis,' «". e. cap. xiu. of 
Pars n. 

2. pp.102 — 131. * Meditati<mes beafi AnselmV 
Begins : 

Terret me vita mea tota. . . 

...occupet me totum et possideat me, quia tu es cum patre, &c 
This contains only some of the Meditations: the first is Med. 1, the last 
Med. 10, as thoy appear in Migne's edition, Par. 1853, i. colL 722 sqq. 

3. pp. 132 — 147. '■Hugo[deS. Victore] de arra anime.'* 
Begins : 

Loqnar secrete anime mee... 
Ends : 

...hoc totis precordiis concupisco. 
Opp. Migne, Par. 1854, T. n. coll. 951—970. 

4. pp. 148 — 247. Tractatns de Beatitudinihm. 

Begins : 

Ds Paupertate. Beati pauperes, &c. Paupertas alia mala alia bona .. 
Ends : 

...non advertit corporis sordem Dcus, set immundiciam anime. 

5. pp. 248 — 259. >S'. Bonaventurce '■Meditacio super Anti- 
phona heate Virginis Marie genetricis Dei et Domini nosiri ihu xpi 
refugii omnium peccatorum? 


Ad salutandam beatam virginem prime debes... 

...O dulcis anima mea virgo Maria. Amen. 
This is cap. xix. Pars in. of the Stimulus Amoris. Opp. wi. pp. 231 — 233. 

6. pp. 260 — 269. S. Bonaventurce Meditatio in Orationem 

Begins : 

Pater noster, &c. O immensa dementia. O inefFabilis benignitas... 

...totaliter in te ferar in vita etema quam nobis concedas qui, &c. 
This is cap. xvit. Pars iii. of the Stimulus Amoris. Ibid. pp. 228—231. 


7. pp.269 — 276. Ejmdem Meditatio in Ave Maria. 
Begins : 

Ave Maria, &c Tibi domine deus meus gratias quas possum... 
Ends: inetemum glorificata. 
This is cap. xvi. Pars iii. of the Stimulus Amoris. Ibid. pp. 227, 228. 
In p. 147 is written by the scribe, ' Ora obsecro pie lector pro anima 
fratris Ricardi de Cantebrigg. qui hunc librum scripsit pro excitanda tue 
mentis devocione in deum.' 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning are some leonine hexameters, beginning : 
Qui librum legis memorare novissima Regis 
Pendentis Christi sic propter crimina mundi, 
and on a fly-leaf at the end is a conversation of ' quidam ' with * Abbas An- 

1711 li. I. 19. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 212, in double columns 
of 35 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 18.3. 'Liber Rabbi Mosse [Maimonidis] qui 
dicitur Dux dubiorum vel Dux neutrorum qui etiam ab ali- 
quibus dicitur mater philosophie.' 

Begins : 

In nomine Domini, &c. Notamfac mihi viam, &c. Istius libri prima 

...sedentibus in regione umbre mortis lux orietur eis. 

This translation is by Augustinus Justinianus, Nebiensiura Episcopus : 
it was printed by Johannes Radius Ascensius, Par. 1520. 

The prologue and last two chapters are wanting in the MS., as has been 
remarked, on f. 1, by Babington, a possessor of the book in 1562. 

2. ff. 184 — 201. 'Tractatus Magistri Petri de Arvernis, 

Episcopi Parisiensis, Cur Deus Homo."* 

Begins : 

Ponam ad has quatuor radices... 

Ends: suam gloriam et gaudium et acceptissimum famulatum. 

This is probably the same person as Pctrus de Alvemia, who flourished 
in 1275 : his title of Bishop seems to be incorrect. See Fabricius, Bihl. Med. 
et Inf. Latin. T. v. p. 239. 


3. ff. 201 — 208. 'Tractatus de Scala Paupertatis 
DOMINI Lyxcolxiexsis"' [Grosteste]. 

Begins : 

Beati pauperes spiritu, &c. Vos omnes et singuli hujns sancte con- 


...subjecta figura visibiliter descripsimus. 
See Tanner, Bihlioth. p. 349. 

4. ff. 208, 209. A Letter of Innocent III. respecting the 
appointment of an Italian to a canonry of Lincoln, with the An- 
swer of Bishop Grosteste. 

This is not in the collected editions of the letters of Innocent III. 

5. ff. 209 — 211. 'Tractatus Lincolniensis [Grosteste] 


Begins : 

Primo dicendum est de dote... 

...Ysai. ii°. Quid ultra debui facere vinee mee et non fecL 
This is in a different hand from the rest of the MS. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 349. 

6. ff. 211, 212. 'Tkactatus domini Lincolniensib de 


Begins : 

Omne ens aut est ens actu... 

Ends: potentia ad effectum. 

This is in a third hand. 

1712 li. I. 20. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 251, with 38 lines in a 
page. Date, the xv th century. The MS. is imperfect at the end. 
Sermones fratris Jacobi de Losano. 

Propior est nostra stilus, Rom. 13. In morbo qui sequltur cnrsam 
Ends : 

...vix fuit in inferno qui... 

The volume is divided into two parts : fF. 133 — 136 containing an index 
of the Sermons in a hand that has added marginal notes throughout. This 


is followed by a Sermon on Advent in the same hand, and the original scribe 
begins again f. 140. 

Jacobus of Lausanne flourished in 1317. These Sermons were published, 
Par. 1530. 

On f. 1 is the name of * R. Catton.' 

1713 li. I. 21. 

An octavo, on vellum, containing ff, 56, with 38 lines in each 
page. Date, the xmth century. 

'[D]k Tniciis Levitici et dr SACRiFrcioRiiM RiTu, hoc est 
muneribus et salutaribus, et pro peccatis : et quomodo affert pon- 
tifex pro peccato suo, et pro peccato sinagoge vel pro anima qua? 
ex populo terrse peccaverit, non voluntate.' 
Begins : 

Sicut in novissimis diebus verbum dei ex Maria virgine... 

...fidei et caritatis et spei ac tocius sanctitatis; ipsi gloria in etema 
secula seculorum. Amen. 
This treatise is divided into 16 books. 

1714 li. I. 22. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 214, with 29 lines in 
a page. Date, the xivth century. The headings are rubricated 
throughout the MS. 
A Collection of Theological Tracts; chiefly of Bishop 

1. ff. 1 — 101. '■Liber Hugonis de Sancto Victore de Pen'i- 

Begins (after a table of heads) : 

Cum miseraciones domini sint super omnia opera ejus... 
Ends: hec ad presens de prima suflic-iunt. 

Hie liber est scriptus qui scripsit sit benedictus 

Explicit hie Hugo studentibus ocia fugo. 
This is given to Grosteste by Tanner, Biblioth. p. 349. 
There are many marginal notes, and some at the end of the treatise. In 
f. 1026 are five hexameters, containing the Ten Commandments ; the first is, 

Disce Deum colere, nomenque l)ei revereri. 

2. ff. 103—1 13. Tractatus in 1 Cor. Hi. 17. ' Temphm Do- 
mini sanctum est, quod estis vos.'' lloberti Grosteste. 



Templum Domini, &c. Sermo iste quamvis omaes tangat... 

...qnam rite potent romain adeat. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 350, 

3. ff. 113 — 117. ^ Ordo qualiter penitentia sit danda^ 


Primo jubeat presbiter penitentes... 


...quam suscepit aqua per invocationem trinitatis. 

4. ff. 117— 124. ' De Conjugio: 


Conjugiom quod etiam matrimonlum appellator... 


...homines ad nuptias frequenter iterandas. 
This is given to Grosteste by Pitseus. See Tanner, Biblioth, p. 350. 

5. ff. 125 — 132. ' Qualiter debet fien inqmsicio in confemone 
a mcerdoU." 

Begins : 

Si autem penitens sumptus fuerit... 

...ut recipiatur et gravius puniatur. 

6. ff. 132 — 142. '■ Prognostica Jtiliani Toloptane sedis Bpi- 

Begins : 

Peccato primi hominis actum. ■• 

...edomaverit inglu^iem. 
Julianus, sometimes incorrectly called Pomerius, was Bishop of Toledo 
fix»m 680 to 690. This treatise was printed. Lips. 1535, and frequently since. 

7. ff. 142 — 150. * Mediiaciones beaii Bemardi.'' 

Multi multa sciunt et seipsos nesciont-- 
Ends: omni populo amabilis appareas. 
Opp. ed. Paris. 1839, T. ii. coU. 661—991. 

8. ff. 151 — 1 74. ' Innocencius papa tertius de officio missce!" 

Tria sunt precipue quibus lex dirina consistit... 



. . et continue totum censui subscribendum. 

Tliis is a partially abridged edition of the treatise usually called De Sacro 
Altaris Mysterio. 

0pp. ed. Migne, Paris. T. iv. coll. 774—916. 

A paragraph in a different hand, about Nero, follows. 

9. ff. 175 — 193. *■ Lucidarius. Dialogus inter Magistrum 
et Discipulum de rebus divinis in S. Scriptura contentis.* This ex- 
planatory title is given in a modern hand on a fly-leaf at the begin- 
ning of the MS. 
Begins : 

Gloriose magister rogo ut ad quesita... 
Ends: videas bona Jerusalem omnibus diebus vite tue. Amen. 

This is the treatise usually called * Elucidarium,' and printed in the edi- 
tions of St Anselm's works, e.g. Par. 1676, pp. 457 — 487. For some account 
of it, see Migne's edition, i. col. 39. 

] 0. ff". 193 — 203. ' Liher beati Bemardi Ahhatis sv^er Mis- 
sus Gabriel.' 
Begins : 

Scribere me aliquid et devocio jubet... 

...opusculum devotissime destinavi. 
This contains the four Homilies ' De Laudibus Virginis Matris." 
0pp. Pav. 1839, T. i. coll. 1665—1705. 

After some notes, f. 205 contains a story of a certain 'armiger,' who se- 
duced the daughter of 'quidam judeus valde dives.' 
f. 206 is blank. 

11. ff. 207 — 214. Summa de electionibm J^iscoporum auc- 
iore L. de Sumercote. 

Omnibus sancte matris ecclcsie filiis ad quos presens scriptum per- 

...cum dilectus. 
The reverse of f. 214 contains a list of particular cases of elections. 
A fly-leaf at the beginning gives a partial table of contents, a note about 
the English translation of § 7 ; a list of the things ' attendenda in Elemo- 
sina,' &c. 

On f. 1 is the name 'Robertus de Rochewelle, monachus.' 


1715 n 1. 23. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 69, in double columns 
of 34 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

NicHOLiE DE Lyra ' Postilla super Apocalipsix.' 
Begins : 

Oportet te iterum prophetare, &c. Sicnt dixi in prindpio. . . 

...oratio pro omnibus fidelibus cum dicitur Gratia dotnini nostri, &c. 
On £ 1 is the name ' R. Catton.' 

This is printed in the editions of the Bible which contain the Glossa or 
Postilla of Nicholas de Lyra, e.g. BasLe, 1522. 

1716 IL L 24. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 228, in double columns 
of 42 lines. Date, the xivth centurj'. The MS. is paged through- 
out : pp. 213 — 228 are misplaced. Two leaves are lost between 
pp. 346, 347. 

A CoLLECTiox OF Theological Teacts, chiefl}' Sermons. 

1. pp. 1—113. 

Ajumymi cujusdam Sermones Dominiccdes et de Sanctis. 

Salomon sederu super ligna digputatnt...YyoTtaax& noster, karissimi, 
aliquid precipit... 

...nt ad illam plenam et veram pervenire valeamus. 

2. pp. 114 — 145. 

' Sermones Magistri Bogeri Tancrei.'' 


Cum audisset idhanneSf &c. Precursor domini ihesu christi--- 


...non voluptatis lubrico resolutus. 

A table of our Lord's earthly relations follows. 
The next leaf is blank. 

3. pp. 149—202. 

' Sermones Magisiri Guillelmi de Montibus.'' 

Constituit dominus populum suum... 




...datur ad beatiiicandum ut ad fhiicionem. 
Guillelmus de Montibus flourished in 1217. See Dd. iv. 27; li. i. 20, § 1. 

4. pp. 213—228 and 203—211. 

' Traciatus Magistri Alani Porretani [i.e. A. de Insulis] de 
arte predicandV 
Begins : 

Vidit Jacob scalam a terra usque ad celum... 
Ends: christo vitam invenies et illam habebis in ipso, domino pre- 
stante, &c. 

0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, coU. Ill sqq. 

5. pp. 229—240. 
* Sermones Magistri HildemniJ* 

Cell enarrant gloriam del, &c. Ecce hie Eleazer descendit--- 

...precibus et mentis genitricis sue. Qui &c. 
This Hildewinus was an Englishman, known only by these sennons;. 
See Pitseus, p. 864, who mentions this MS. 

6. pp. 241—248. 

Sermones '•Magistri Alexandri Nequam? 


Convertimini ad me, &c Juxta est dies perditionis fratres mei... 
Ends : 

...plenus ager cui benedixit dominus. 

7. pp. 248—257. 

' Sermones Magistri B. Tancrei de Spiritu Sancfo."* 
Begins : 

Spiritus domini replevit orbem terrarum. Quadremus... 

Ends: in cathedi-a pestilencie non sedit cum quo regnare, &c. 

8. pp. 257—273. 

Sermones ' magistri Hildemni.'* 

Atcenduti in altum, &c. Fratres mei karissimi, hodie non audictis. . . 

.. .et adrocatus noster ihesus christus dominus noster qui venturu8,&c. 

9. pp. 273—278. 

Sermones ' Magistri A . Neqiiam.^ 


Begins : 

Si panes comedis et panem comedes... 

...qui carnem pro nobis assomere digitus est Jhesus Christus 
dominus noster qui, &c. 

10. pp. 279—331. 

' Sermones Magistri Hildeucini^ 

Meliora gunt verba tua, &c. Filii si in patris solempnitate... 
Ends (unfinished) : 

...set tam asine pullo quia nee vigo.-- 

11. pp. 332—339. 

' Prior de Essehi de Artificioso modo predicandi." 
Begins (after the prologue ' Venerabili abbati, salutem...Joc6nduni hu- 
mane infirmitatis . . ) : 

In onmi scripture et sermone... 


...visio pacis eteme, in qua vivis domine rex glorie ihesu, cum 
patre, &c. 
Most probably this is Guillelmus of Esseby, who flourished in 1227. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 265, who refers to this MS. 

This is followed by three sermons, the last two headed ' Sermo ad eru- 
ditos ' and ' Sermo adprelatos,' occupying pp. 339 — 346. 

12. pp. 347—363. 

' Sermones Prioris de Essehi.'' 
Begins : 

Vigili cura, mente sollicita, summo consensu... 

.. digneris domine ihesu rex glorie, qui &c. 
See Gg. I. 32, § 15, where this is given to St Augustine. 

13. pp. 367 — 414. The colophon gives the title. 
' Liher de Tropis ' Petri Picta^'iensLS. 

Begins : 

Videmus nunc per speculum, &c. Hoc verbum apostolicum. . . 

. . . Memores estote uxoris Loth. 
See Gg. IV. 17, $ 1. 

14. pp. 415 — 457. 

Tractatm de varlis dictis Domini in EvangeUo. 
Begins (after a table of heads) : 

Dominus dicit in evangelio. Majorem caritatem nemo habet... 



. . interior homo nutritur ac pascitur. 

This is a collection of common-places on different words of our Lord, on 
80 subjects, of which a list is given ; the first is, ' De caritate,' the last, ' De 

Two leaves at the beginning contain a collection of proverbs and moral 
sayings, &c., some in leonine verses ; the first is, 

Fortunam reverenter habe quicunque repenter 
Dives ab exili progrediere domo. 

The reverse of the last leaf contains an account of different kinds of 

"" IL I. 25. 

A qutrto, on parchment, containing ff. 312, in double columns 
of 37 lines. Date, the xvth century. A later hand has paged 
the MS. 

' Legends Sanctorum quas compilavit frater Jacobus na- 
cione Januensis de ordine predicatorum/ 

Begins (p. 4, after the prologue, * Universum tempus presentis vite...' 
and the index of chapters) : 

Adventus domini per quatuor septimanas... 
Ends (p. 614) : 

...ut tandem in eo habitare dignetur per gloriam, quod ipse nobis, &c. 
Three leaves follow with some legends, 'De lilio in ore clerici invento,' 
&c. in a different and very minute hand. 

This MS. of the 'Aurea Legenda' corresponds with the printed editions. 
On f. 620 is the first line of a will of ' Beatrix, quondam uxor Willelmi 

1718 B* !• 26. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 187. Written in va- 
rious hands, in the xvth century. A later hand has paged the 


A Collection of Theological Tracts. 

1. pp.1 — 6. Compendium PoBnitmtiale'- secundum Maghtrum 
W. de Montihus, cancell. Lincoln.'' glossatum. 

The gloss is written irregularly between the verses, references to it being 
marked by a letter in red being placed over the word to be explained. The 
beginning ia injured. The author is Gulielmus Montanus, or de MontibuB, 
or Leycestrius, who flourished in 1217. See Tanner, Bihiioth. p. 361, and 
Dd. IV. 27. 


The next leaf, which is almost illegible, seems to contain some remarks 
on original sin. 

2. pp. 9 — 55. 41 lines in a page. 

52 Sermones DominicaUs. 
Begins : 

Rejc tutu venit. Math. Ne desperare possit genus humanum... 


...fides tua te salvum fecit. Explicit. 

pp. 56 — 69 contain explanations of various texts, chiefly con- 
nected with the Advent of our Lord, in the same hand as the 

3. pp. 69—74. 

The Hymn to our Lady, ' Salve virgo vir^um stella matutina,' 
with the words of the antiphon, ' Salue regina, mater misericordise/ 
&c. prefixed to each quatrain. This is followed by the h>Tnn, 
' Ave digna dulcior melle venerari,' with the words of the angelick 
salutation prefixed in the same way. 

4. pp. 75 — 137. 39 lines in a page. 

Tractatus ' in Mandata per Lincolniensem,'' i. e. Grostests. 


Sicud dicit Apostolus, plenitndo legis... 

...exprimitor in istis sex mandatis. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 348, note b, who mentions this MS. 

5. pp. 138 — 173. In the same hand as the preceding. 

' Tractatus ejusdem de venem.^ 
Begins : 

Racio veneni potissime convenit... 
Ends: magno omnibus aliis derelictis. 

This is a treatise on the seven deadly sins. 

At the end a different hand has added the note, ' Alii dicunt quod iste sit 
tractatus moraUs de veneno magistri Johannis Acton canonici Lincolniensis.' 

6. pp. 174 — 180. 29 Unes in a page. 

Anonymi * ele x prec^tis.'' 
Begins : 

Contra ignorantes per prophetiam dopiinos dicit... 

Ends: tranquiUitate contempnit. 


This consists of extracts from St Augustine, St Ambrose, Bp Grosteste, 
&c. The commandments themselves are given in EngHsh rhyming verses. 

Then follow paragraphs, ' Contra desperacionem,' p. 180, * Contra pretump- 
cionem,' p. 181, and ' Contra curates si nan faciant officio sua,' pp. 182 — 186. 
This last is unfinished, and a note refers to the end of the volume, p. 363, 
§ 10. 

7. pp. 187 — 246. Written in a very clear hand, with 40 lines 
in a page. 

' Sancfi Ysidori Episcopi Jimioris Testimonia de Christo.^ 
Begins (after the table of chapters) : 

Domine sancte sorori florentine Ysydorus. Quedam que diversb 
Ends: quibus habitat in etemum. Amen. 
This is the treatise usually styled ' De fide catholica contra Judaeos.' 
S. Isidor. 0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1850, T. vi. coll. 449—538. 

Three paragraphs on the Incarnation from St Augustine follow. 

8. ff. 247 — 257. Written in a minute hand, with 51 Unas in 
a page. 

^ Augustinm despiritu et anima.'' [Alcheri Carthusiensis.] 

Quoniam dictum est mihi ut meipsum cognoscam... 

. . .aliud non sit quam racio. 
This contains only the first 33 chapters. 0pp. S. Augustin. Par. 1837, 
T. VI. coll. 1141—1172. 

The headings to the chapters are given in rubrick ; 6 pages of what ap- 
pear to be a commentary on the treatise follow. 

9. pp. 263 — 362. About 28 lines in a page. 

' Postillw Ricardi Her&niite de Haivpole supra ix lectiones mor- 
Begins : 

Parce michi Domine, &c. Exprimitur autem in hiis verbis humane 


...inhabitans in etemum. 

Four hexameter lines follow, ending : 

Quem gens in jubilum tu Christe corona Ricardum. 
Prmted by Rembolt, Par. 1610, Colon. 1530. 


10. pp. 362—371. In the same hand as § 6. 

Paragraphs from the Fathers, ' Contra religiosos de austerltate 
religionu munniirantibus,'' '■Tesiimonia scripture contra curates 
negligentes,'' the rest of the treatise in § 6 ; and ' Tesiimonia scrip- 
ture contra septem peccata mortalia.'' This last is written in the 
margin of a few leaves of what has been a collection of Canons 
Ecclesiastical of various English Bishops. 

1719 li. I. 27. 

A quarto, on parchment, of 178 leaves ; the handwriting is 
the same throughout, but of various size; dated 1424. 
A Collection of Astronomical Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 6. ' Tabula Minutiarum Prop^rtionalium? 
This gives the products of integers up to 60 x 60. 

2. f. 7. ' Canon super predictam tabulam de minwtiis pro- 

Begins : 

Circa predictam tabulam... 

...predicte suf&ciunt. 

3. ff. 7 1 — 9. ' Canones super tahulas Magistri W. Beed.'' 
William Reade was consecrated Bishop of Chichester, 1369. 

Volentibus pronosticare futures effectus planetamm... 

...sed istnd pro communibus judiciis facere non oportet. 

4. ff. 10—15 a. ' Tahule Magistri Willielmi Beed: 

'- Expliciunt tabule M* Willi Reed, et nota quod sunt calculate 
de tabulis Alfonsii regis."* 

5. ff. 15 5, 16. ^Tahule Latitudinum Planetarum^ sequente 

6. f. 17 a. Two tables. 

7. ff. 175, 18 5. ' (a.d. 1348). Canon super Almanak edi- 
tum pro civitate Oxonie: 

See Tanner, sub Redaeus. 
Begins : 

Vera loca omnium planetamm... 



...vel dubium alicubi invcniatiir. 

8. ff. 18 3 — 39 a. '■Tabule Almanak pro cimtate Oxon. 
cujus longitiido est 15 graduum.'' 

9. ff. 39 a — 41. ' Canon super Kalendarium Curiosum.'' 

Begins : 

Kalendarium istud dividitur in duas partes. 

...ascendit ad sidera separatus. 

10. ff. 41 — 54 a. *■ Kalendarium Curiosum."* 
There are considerable annotations to the tables. 

11. ff. 545 — 56 5. ^ Canones Magistri Johannis de Lyneriis 
Picardini Diocesis Amhianensis super Tabulae Al/onsii olim regis 

Other works of this author are to be found in Ee. ni. 61. 
Begins : 

Quia ad inveniendum loca planetarum... 

...die eclipsym lune possibilem in illo inense. 

12. ff. 56 h — 61 a. ' Canones Eclipsium cum aliis diversis 
Johannis Lynerii.'' 


Utrum planeta sit statorius directus aut retro... 

...qui fuit in radice et sic post propositum. 

Expliciunt canones, &c. ordinati per Magistrum Johannem de Ly- 
neriis Picardinum Diocesis Ambianensis anno Incamationis Christi 
1322°. Restat in honore et pace perpetua. Amen. 

13. ff. 61 a — 140. *■ De Judiciis Eschendenensihus.'' 

The name Eschenden through the first pages is written over a contem- 
porary erasure ; a modem hand has added the surname Estwood. See Tan- 
ner under JEschendenus, and below. The beginning is transposed to the 
end, commencing at f. 134 a, as the scribe has noted. 

Begins (fol. 134 a): 

Incipit summa judicialis de accidcntibus mundi quam compilavit 
Magistcr Johannes Eschendenus. Intentio mea in hoc libro... 

Begins (fol. 61 a) : 

Qualitcr sit pronosticandum de accidentibus mundi que significan- 



Endfl(fol. ^34a): 
...fiIlem posul gratias referrens deo patri, cui &c.... 
Explicit — per Fratrem Thorn, de "VVj-ndele qui summam inceptam 
compilavit Magistri Johannis de Eschenden quondam socii Aule de 
Mertone in Oxoniis cujus summa finem fecit a. d. 1348. 

14. if. 141 — 148. ' Canones super Tahulas AlfonsiV 

Tempus est mensura motus ut vult Philosophus... 


.. figuram autem fiacies secundum doctrinam Magistri Johannis de 
Lyneriis, etc. 

15. ff. 149—170. ' Tahulw AlfonsiV 

The original figures for Toledo are reduced to the true longitude, &c. of 
English towns by Thomas de Wj-ndele. 

16. ff. 171 — 178. ' Theorica Planetarum LincoJniensis.'' 
See li. 1. 13, § 17> This last is dated by the scribe a.d. 1424, and is 

coarsely written. 

Great part of this volume is punctuated in red ink. It is in good preser- 
vation, but has suffered in binding. 

1720 li I. 28. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff, 178, in double columns of 
43 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

'S. AuGUSTixi Sermones de Verbis Domini et de Verbis 

Begins (after the list of tituli) : 

Evangeliam audivimus et in eodem Dominum... 


...ego erogem, veniet qui excitat. Amen. 

These contain the Sermons, * De Verbis Domini,' and 1 — 24 of those 
' de Verbis Apostoli,' according to the ' vetus ordo.' 0pp. ed. Par. 18.38, T. v. 
They are diWded into four sections, headed, ' De Verbis Domini secundum 
Matheum,' 'secundum Lucam,' 'secundum Johannem,' and 'De scripturis 
veteribus et novis et de verbis apostoli contra Arrianos.' 

Between those ' secundum Lucam ' and * secundum Johannem ' is an 
Index to the Sermons, and to a few other tracts of SS. Augustine and Am- 
brose, occupying ff. 62 — "6. 

On a fly-leaf at the end is written : ' Liber beati Augustini, etc., donatus 
commvmi librarie scolarium Universitatis Cantabriggie per Magistnim Wal- 
terum Crome sacre Theologie Professorem, anno Domini millesimo quadrin- 


gentesimo quadragesinio quarto; studentes orate pro eo et anima ejus. 
Primus liber donatus in ordine, 2"" donatus liber Armakanus cum Augustino 
contra Donatistas.' 

1721 li. I. 29. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 258, written in various 
hands in the xvth century. 

S. AuGUSTiNi Opuscula, with a few other treatises. 

1. ff. 1 — 5. ^ Tahuia super libros Atigustini de spiritu et 
anima per Crome compilata.'' 

This is followed by a single leaf, containing a portion of a sermon. 

2. ff, 7 — 38. Tractatus ' De penitentia,'' ' de verho domini 
et efficacia ejm^ &c. 

Begins : 

Hugo de sacramentis... 
Ends (incomplete) : 

...per omnia e quali et quo... 
This is a compilation from St Augustine, &c. The name Crome occurs 
several times on the top of the page, he being probably the scribe. See 
below, $ 32, and also li. i. 28. 

3. ff. 39 — 61. Eustacii versio Latina Tractatus ' S. Basilii 
in Exameron.'' 


Eustacius sincletice germane diaconisse salutem in Christo... 
Ends (unfinished in the middle of the seventh book): 

. . diutius ore subacta diflflueret. 
This is Eustachius, or Eustathius Afer, who flourished in 440. Tliis 
translation is printed in the edition of St Basil, published at Paris in 1721. 
See Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Inf. Lat. ii. p. 130. 

4. ff 63 — 69. Alchen Carthusiensis de Spiritu et anima. 
Begins : 

Quoniam dictum est mihi ut meipsum cognoscam... 

...amabilis appareas. 
S. Aug. Opp. Par. 1837, vi. App. coll. 1141—1172. 

5. ff 70 — 81. Tractatus de anima. 


Sicut dicit Johannes Damascenus magnus thcologus... 
Ends (incomplete) : 

...sobrietas est excessus. 



6. ff. 82 — 84. Ticent^-three answers to the question^ Quid 
est Deus! 

Begins : 

Congregatis 24 philosophis solum eis in questione remansit, Quid est 


...quid non est, et nesciendo quid est. 
Between each answer are explanations in a smaller hand. The follow- 
ing are the first two ; 

Ens est monas monadem gignens in se unum reflectens ardorem. 
Ens est spera infinita cujus centnun est ubique circumferencia 

The last is : 

...Ens est qui sola ignorancia mente cognoscitur. 

7. ff. 85 — 94. ^ Aurdii Augustini Yponwnosticon contra 

Begins : 

Adversarii Catholice fidei dum contra... 


...per jesum christum dominum nostrum subvenerit salutaris. 
This contains only the first four books. 0pp. ed. Par. 1838, T. x. Ap- 
pend. colL 2193-2242. 

8. ff. 94 — 96. ^EJusdem liber de duodecim ahusivis!' 
Begins (after the list of heads) : 

Primo si sine bonis operibus sapiens... 


...esse incipiat in fiituro. 
Ibid. VI. Append. 1569—1582. 

9. ff. 96 — 98. ' Ejusdem de CaiaclUmo.^ 

Quoniam in proximo est dies redemptionis... 


. . .si non verbo saltern vestris orationibus pascar. 

Ibid. n. 1009—1020. 

10. ff. 98—100. * Ejusdem de Cantico novo.'' 

Omnis qui baptismum Christi... 

...adjuvetis nos orationibus vestiis. 
Ibid. >^. 989—1000. 


11. ff. 100 — 104. '• Ejmdem cotUra Felicianum Arrianum.'' 
Begins : 

Exorcisti mihi, dilectissime fili... 

...cum justis ceperit reddere mercedem. 
Ibid. vni. Append. 1609—1630. 

12. if. 104 — 109. *■ Ejmdem de Agone Christiano.'' 

Begins (after the sentence Retractt. Liber de agone Christiano fra- 

Corona victorie non promittitur. . . 

...coronam victorie mereamur. 
Ibid. VI. 417—442. 

13. ff. 109—123. ' Ejmdem de Symbolo,' in four books. 

Accipite regulam fidei... 

...suo adventui properavit, amen. 
Ibid. VI. 917—976. 

14. ff. 123 — 141. *" Lihellm Anselmi [Eadmeri] de simi. 


Voluntas tripUciter intelligitur... 

...medelam studeant adliibere. 
Eadmeri 0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, colL 606—708. An index occupies 
the next tliree leaves. 

16. ff. 145 — 149. '•8. Augmtinm de Visitacione Infirm- 

Visitacionis gratia nepoti meo... 

...justificatus ab ipso qui vivit, etc. 
Opp. VI. App. 1671—1688. 

16. ff. 149, 150. '•Ejmdem de humilitate et ohedientia^ 
Begins : 

Nichil sic Deo placet. •• 
Ends : 

...vos quoque implere. 


The last sentence, which is unfinished, is completed in the MS. at the end 
of the last section, f. 149. 
lUd. VI. 1783—1786. 

17. ff. 150— 153. ' Ejusdem de jure juraTido.^ 
Begins : 

Prima lectio nobis recitata est... 
Ends: tarn magno malo carebitis. 
This is Sermo 180. Ibid. v. 1243—1252. 

18. ff. 153— 159. ' Bjusdem de militia spirituali.^ 
Begins : 

Audi fili mi amonicionem patris tui... 

...preparavit Deus hiis qui diligunt eum. 

19. ff. 159, 160. 'Ejusdem de laude Dei: 
Begins : 

Resurrectio et clarificacio domini nostri... 


...vitam vitse mentis comparemus. 
This is Sermo 252. Append. Ibid. v. 3005—3007. 

20. ff. 160—174. *■ Ejusdem liber ad comitem Jviianum: 

O mi frater si cupias scire... 


...etemaliter regnare concedis, quia est tibi cum, etc. 
This is the treatise usually called De Salutaribu^ Documentis. Ibid. vi. 
Append. 1525. 

21. ff. 174 — 182. '• Ejusdem de vera et falsa peniteniia: 

Begins : 

Quantum sit appetenda. . ■ 


...odorem snavitatis. 
lUd. VI. Append. 1621—1644. 

22. ff. 182 — 185. '•Ejusdem De Assumpcione virginis gh- 


Ad interrogata de virginis... 


...ignosce tu et tui, qui, etc 
Ibid. VI. Append. 1663-1672. 


23. f. 185. * Ejusdem Sermo de Cruce^ 
Begins : 

Nomen crucis occultum misterium .. 

...qui diligunt Deum. 

24. ff. 185, 186. ' Ejusdem de ehrietate: 
Begins : 

Licet propitio Christo, fratres karissimi... 
Ends: paupenim refectionem proficiat, prestante, etc. 
This is Sermo 294. Append. IMd. v. 3145—3150. 

25. ff. 186 — 193. '• Ejusdem de decern cordis.'' 

Dominus Deus noster misericors... 

...quod hie desideramus ibi inveniemus. 
This is Sermo 9. iWd.v. 71— 92. 

26. 193 — 200. * Ejusdem de bono conjugaliJ' 

Quoniam unus quisque homo... 

...qui non propter hoc seculum sed propter christum patres fiierunt. 
Ibid. VI. 641—570. 

27. ff. 201 — 210. '■Ejusdem de sancta virginitate^ 

Librum de bono conjugali nuper edidimus... 


. . .dicite et super exaltate eum in secula. 
Ibid. VI. 579—618. 

This is followed by the two paragraphs from the Retractationes, relating 
to this and the previous treatise. 

28. ff. 211 — 225. '■Ejusdem de adtdterinis conjugiis.^ 
Begins : 

Prima questio est, f rater dUectissime... 


...sive probations occasio castitatis. 
Ibid. VI. 669—704. 
The section from the lietractationes is appended. ■ 


29. ff. 225 — 227. ^ Ejusdem de decern plagis.* 

This is Sermo 21, App. V. 2355. Non est sine causa dilectissiinL 

30. ff. 227—232. ' Ejusdem de Penitentia: 
Senuo 351, V. 2002. Qaam sit utilis et necessaria. 

31. ff. 232 — 236. *■ Ejusdeni de dimnaiione demcwum^ 
Begins (after the section from the Retractationes) : 

Qoadam die in diebus Sanctis... 

...quantum dominos adjuvat respondebimus.-- 
lUd. VI. colL 845—858 

32. f. 236. ^Ejusdem de natura et volurUaie.'' 

Spiritus creatus monet seipsum... 

...aut torquetur aut delectatur. 
The name Crome occurs at the end of this treatise, after the Explicit. 

33. ff 237—239. ' Ejusdem de facuUatihus ecdesie: 

Utrum inquis in congregandis fratribus... 

. ■ .habeatur honor et gloria. 

34. ff. 239, 240. ' Ejusdem Sermo de penitentia.'' 
Begins : 

Penitentes, penitentes, penitentes... 

...ergo dimitte incertum et tene certum. 
This is Sermo 393, V. colL 2244^2246. 

35. ff. 240, 241. '^ Ejusdem de honestate mulierum.'' 

This is Sermo 293, Appendix V. 3141. Nemo dlcat, quod temporibus 

36. ff. 241—244. ' Ejusdem de heato latnme: 

Begins : 

Deus erat in Christo mundum reconcilians... 

...domine cum veneris in regnum tnum. 

37. ff. 245 — 250. ' Ejusdem de predestinatione divina^ 

[^C]]um sacramm voluminibns literamm... 



Ends: imam contumacie voi'aginem decidamus. 

This is usually styled De Prcdestinatione et gratia. Ibid. X. Append. 

38. ff. 250 — 253. ' Ejusdem contra Pelagianos de predesii- 

Begins : 

Addere etiam hoc quam maxima... 

...gratiam predestinacionis videbitur juvare. 
This is Liber vi. of the Hypomnesticon. Ibid. X. Append. 2266. 

39. ff. 253 — 255. ' Ejusdem CatltoUce confutaciones? 
Begins : 

Quidam Christiane ac frateme caritatis obliti... 

...voluntatem dei sentient vindicantem. 
This is by Prosper Aqiiitanus. Ibid. X. Append. 2636. 

40. ff. 256, 257. '•Ejusdem de decimis reddendis.'' 

This is Sermo 277, Append. V. 3089. Propitio Christo, fratres karis- 
simi... An Index is begun, but left unfinished on the last two leaves. 

1722 lit !• 30. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 191. Date the xvth 
century. It is paged throughout by a later hand. 

1. pp. 1 — 182. In double columns of 48 lines. 
Jacobi ' Januensis tabula super Sacram Scbiptdram.' 

Begins with ' Abstinencia/ and ends with 'zelus.' 
It corresponds with the printed editions. 
The next leaf is blank. 

2. pp. 185 — 241. In double columns of 48 hues. 


Inspice et fac secundum exemplar... 
Ends: devocio sanctarum Tlieoriarum ministrabit. 
This is the same treatise as Hh. i. 4, ^^ 1, which see. The colophon of 
the present MS. gives for its title, ' Tractatus compendiosus et devotissimus 


de septem horis et vii articulis passionis Christi et hoc specialiter a cena 
domini xisque ad sepultiiram ejus.' 
The next leaf is blank. 

3. pp. 245—380. 

Tractatus Theologicus obdine alphabetico. 

Begins : 

Accidia. Adversatnr hominis salvationi. . . 

The last head is ' humilitas.' 

Each head is very fully discussed. 

On p. 381 are written some Latin verses by Nicholas Port*r, a former 
possessor of the book. It is added that he ' recepit pro isto libro iii'. iiii**. 
per manus mei Henrici Langrak monachi hunc librum donariis acquirentis 
Ecclesie Cathedral! Sancti Trinitatis Norwici.' On the first and last leaves 
occur also the name of R. Catton. 

1723 li I. 31. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 106, mostly with 49 
lines in each page. Date, the xvth century. A modern hand has 
paged it throughout. The initial letters are alternately red and 
green. The first letter of each treatise is illuminated. 

1. pp. 1—17. 

' Liber beati Bebxardi de diligendo Dec' 


Viro iUustri domino amico etc. Orationes a me et non questiones... 

...esse potent miseracionis aflFectus. 
Opp. ed. Par. 18.39, i. coU. 1.329—1362. 

2. pp. 17—40. 



Missus est Gabriel &c. Quid sibi volnit evangelista... 

Ends: miehi secundum verbum tuum. 

These are the four ' Homiliae de Laudibus Vii^^inis Matris.' 
lUd. I. coll. 1665—1705. 

3. pp. 40— 174. 


A A 2 


Begins : 

Rogasti nos frater amantissime... 

virtutem incorruptionis fortitudinem immortalitatis. Benedictus 
Deus. Amen. 
Opp. Hugo, de S. Vict. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, ii. coll. 1017—1182. 
A paragraph follows with the list of the countries where the Apostles 

4. pp. 175—180. 

RicARDi Hampole ' Speculum Peccatoris.*' 

Begins : 

Karissime in hujus via vite fugientis... 


...novissima tua prudenter provideas. 

S. Aug. Opp. ed. Par. 1837, vi. Append. coU. 1433—1442. 

5. pp. 181 — 186. In a different hand from the rest of the 
MS. with 46 lines in a page. 


Begins : 

Quis dabit capiti meo aquam et oculis meis ymbrem... 

Ends: super omnia benedictus sit filius ejus dominus noster etc. 

6. pp. 186—204. 



In principio primum principium... 


. . .et dicet omnis populus fiat fiat. Amen. 

Opp. Mogunt. 1609, T. vii. pp. 125—134. 

This is followed by a paragraph, containing a discussion of four ' ques- 
tiones anxie ' with their answers, ' Cogitanti mihi distinctam examinatio- 
nem...' pp. 204 — 207; a 'Meditacio devota,' * Mentem et oculos ad te 
regina mundi...' pp. 207 — 211. 

7. pp. 211,212. 

' Dieta suhscripta inventa est composita et bene probata anno 
regh Ricardi II. vi'" a peritissimis medicis toiius A wjlie pro sani- 
tate corporis conservanda contra morbum pestilencialem.'' 



Begins : 

Sic preservare corpus tuum potes... 

...debet quilibet in unoquoque signo. 
This is in a different hand again, as also the last 7 leaves of $ 6. 
On f • 1 is written, though nearly eflFaced, 

* Liber fratris Willeluii Silton monachi Norwyci.' 

1724 11. I. 32. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 218, in double columns of 
35 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 3— 202. 

' Flores Bebnardi"* sive ' Exceptiones collects de uni- 



Begins (after an alphabetical table of contents, and the prologue, * Cum 
non essemalicui exercitio magnopere occupatus...') : 

Quid est deus qui est, merito quidem... 

...cavendum est hoc illudque utrobique periculum est. 

This b divided into ten books, the last chapter of Lib. x. being taken 
from St Bernard's Epistola ad Robert urn nionatfium. 

Prefixed to the prologue are the lines. 

Par est in verbis opus id odoriferis herbis 
Nempe gerit flores Bemardus nobiliores. 
Printed by Matthaeus Audebertus, Lugd. 1579. 

The author of the Catal. MSS. Coll. Oxon., who does not seem to be 
aware that this work has been printed, suggests (Oriel, xlvii.) that Bede 
may have been the compiler. 

2. ff. 203 — 211. 'Liber Bede de natura rebum.' 
Begins (after the list of chapters) : 

Operacio divina que secula creavit- .. 


...usque ad occidentem extenditur. 

Opp. ed. Giles, Lond. 1»43, T. vi. pp. ICO— 122 

3. ff. 211 — 214 *Tbactato8 de Spkcdlatione Dei.' 


Begins, after a list of chapters : 

Beatus vero cujus est auxilium abs te... 

...per speculum videre Deum ubi ad modum. 
The first chapter is * De gradibus ascensionum in Deum,' which in con- 
sequence has been given as the title of the treatise in an old table of contents 
at the beginning. 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning are paragraphs about Alexander magnus 
and quidam rex. 

On f. 3 is the name ' Henricus de Lakeham, prior Norwyci.' 

1725 li. I. 33. 

A quarto, on vellum, 450 pages, of 24 lines each, handwriting 
Normanno-Saxon, and ascribable to the early part of the xiith 

Homilies, Passions of Saints, and other sacred pieces, 
in Anglo-Saxon. 

1. Twenty-four Chapters o/'^lfric's translation of Genesis. 
(pp. 4-44.) 

The text, though somewhat modernized, is substantially the same as 
that printed in the Heptateuchus, ed. Thwaites, Oxf. 1698. iElftic's dedica- 
tory letter to the ealdorman iEthelweard is prefixed. 

2. ' Homilia in Dominica Passionis:^ title by a later hand. 
Begins (p. 44) : 

peos tid fram fisum andweardum dsge... 
Cf. Gg. III. 28, Book I. § 14. 

3. ' Nativitas Domini nostri lesu Christi.'' 
Begins (p. 53) : 

We willa* to trymmincge eowres geleafan... 
Cf. Gg. III. 28, Book I. § 2. 

A fresh series of Homilies appears to have originally commenced at this 

4. * De S. ./E]>eldn/l^e Virgine ;' a metrical legend written as 

Begins (p. 64) : 

We wyllaS nu awriten 
peali {5e hit wundorlic sy 
Agrees in the main with a Legend translated by MMc, Cotton MS. JuL 
E. vir. § 23. 


5. * Sancti Benedicti abhatis :' a honiily in a different hand- 
writing ; last leaf wanting. 

Begins (p. 69) : 

Bcnedictus se halga abbud... 
Cf. Gg. in. 28, Book ii. § 11. 

6. * Cathedra Sancti Petri apostoli:^ a homily in metre. 
Begins (p. 101) : 

We cwepaS on gerim-crsEfte 
Cathedra Sancti Petri 
Cf. MS. Cotton, Julius, e. vu. § 11. 

7. ' Conversio Sancti Pauli:^ a homily. 
Begins (p. 110): 

Codes gelaiSung wurSa* fysne daeg. . . 
Cf. Gg. m. 28, Book i. § 28. 

A short extract is added (p. 116) on the sing^g of the Penitential 

8. ' De Fassiane apostohrvm Petri et Pauli ;' a homily. 
Begins (p. 117) : 

.ffifter Drihtnes upstige wses Petrus bodigende .. 
The same as Gg. iii. 28, Book i. § 27. 

9. '■Passio Sancti Andree apostoli:"^ a homily. 
Begins (p. 126) : 

Se apostol Andreas aefter Cristes prowtmge... 
Cf. above, Gg. iii. 28, Book i. § 41. 

10. ^Assumptio S. lohannis apostoU.^ 
Begins (p. 137) : 

Johannes se godspellere Cristes dyrling... 
Cf. above, Gg. lu. 28, Book i. § 4. 

11. ' Apostolorum Philippi et Jacohi.^ 
Begins (p. 153) : 

Philippus se Godes apostol ]>e we on fysum dage wurSia?.. 
Cf. above, Gg. in. 28, Book ii. § 19. 

12. * De Sancto Jacobo apostolo ;' partly metrical. 

Begins (p. 156) : 

"VVe wur])ia<5 eac on )>issere andwerdan fi'eolstide... 
Cf. above, Gg. iii. 28, Book u. § 20. 


13. '■ Pasm Sancti Bariholomei apostoU.'' 
Begins (p. 1 59) : 

Wyrd-writeras secgaiS... 
Cf. above, Gg. iii. 28, Book i. § 32. 

1 4. ' Passio lacohi apostoU.'' 
Begins (p. 177) : 

On fysum daege we wur]?ia«... ' 

Cf. above, Gg.'iii. 28, Book ii § 34. 

15. ' Passio Sancti Mathei apostoli et evangeliste.'' 
Begins (p. 185) : 

Se apostol Matheus and godspellere becom furh Godes sande... 
Cf. Gg. in. 28, Book n. § 42. 

1 6. ' Passio apostolorum Simouis et Ivde.'' 
Begins (p. 191) : 

Men fa leofostan we \vylla8 eow secgan... 
Cf. Gg. ni. 28, Book ii. § 43. 

1 7. ' Passio Sancti Thome apostoli :'' partly metrical. 
Begins (p. 202) : 

Miiev fses Haelendes J)rowunge and seriste of deaiSe... 
Originally composed ' on leoiS-wLson,' before the time of .ffilfric : see Gg. 
m. 28, Book ii. § 45. 

18. ' Passio Sancti Marci evangeliste :'' partly metrical. 
Begins (p. 215) : 

Marcus se godspellere be Godes dihte gefor to Egipta-land. 
An older copy in C. C. C. C. ( Wanley, p. 127, § 64.) 

18 5. St Jerome on the Four Gospels^ translated (pp. 218 — 

19. ' Sermo de memoria Sanctorum.'' 
Begins (p. 223) : 

Ego sum alf ha.-.pset b on Englisc, Ic eom anginn and ende... 
Cf. MS. C. C. C. C. (Wanley, p. 136, § 63.) 

20. *■ Passio Sancti Step/iani prothom^artyris:'' partly metrical. 
Begins (p. 236) : 

We raeda* on )>ffire boc... 
Cf. above, Gg. in. 28, Book i. § 3. 

21 . ' Natale Innocentium^ 
Begins (p. 244) : 

Nu to dieg Grodes gelafiung... 
Cf. above, Gg. in. 28, Book i. § 5. 


22. * Passio Sancti VineenHi martyris :' a metrical homily. 

Begins (p. 252) : 

On Ispanian lande 
pare speoniscan leode 

23. ' Passio heati Lawrentii martyris.'' 

Begins (p. 260) : 

On Decies daege J>ses wselhreowan Caseres. . . 
Cf. above, Gg. ni. 28, Book i. § 30. 

24. ' S. Gregorii pape urhis Bomane inditus.'' 

Begins (p. 274) : 

Gregorins se halga papa... 

Cf. above, Gg. ra. 28, Book ii. § 9. 

25. '■Passio S. Georgii martyris:'' in metre. 
Begins (p. 283) : 

Gedwol-menn awriton 
Gedwj'ld on heora bocum... 
Edited, from this MS,, for the Percy Society, 1850, by Mr Hard wick. 

26. ' Passio S. Alhani martyris :'' partly metrical. 
Begins (p. 289) : 

Sum h8Bj>en Casere. . . 
Printed in ^Vheloc, p. 36. 

27. * De Injustis :"' or, a poem against Eobbery, title sup- 
plied from another MS. (Wanley, p. 164.) 

Begins (p. 294) ; 

Is nu eac to witenne... 

28. ' Passio S. Eadmundi regis et martyris :'' in metre. 

Begins (p. 297) : 

Eadmund })e eaadiga 

Elast-Engla kyning 
C£ Cotton MS. Julius, e. \-n. fol. 201. 

29. * Bi \am eadige loheJ* 

Begins (p. 307) : 

Mine gebro8ra, we rsedaS nu... 
A slightly altered form of the Homily 'for the first Sunday in Septem- 
ber,' printed in The Homilies of Mlfric, ed. Thorpe, ii. 446 sq. 

30. ' Passio Sancti OsicaJdi regis et martiris :"' in metre. 
Begins (p. 317) : 

.Sfter ]jam \e .Agustinus 
To Engla lande becdm 


31. ^ Passio S. Dionisii sociorumque eius:"" in metre. 

Begins (p. 327) : 

Pavlus |)eoda lareow 

])a <Sa he gcond land ferde 

32. ' Passio S. dementis martyris? 

Begins (p. 339) : 

Men ])a leofostan, eower geleafa. . . 

Cf. Gg. HI. 28, Book i. § 39. 

33. ' De Falsis Diis :"' imperfect at the end. 

Begins (p. 346) : 

Eale ge gebroSra fa leofostan fset godcunde gewrit us tsehte... 
A perfect copy exists in the Bodleian Library. (Wanley, p. 43.) 

34. ' De Maccabeis :"' imperfect at the beginning. 

Perfect copy in C. C. C. C. (Wanley, p. 127, ^ 60.) Mr J. M. Kemble 
in his notes prefixed to the present MS. describes the narrative as * a poem 
of much merit.* 

35. '' De trihus Ordinihus Secvli:'' title supplied from a Bod- 
leian MS. (Wanley, p. 37.) 

Begins (p. 382) : 

Is swa feah to witenne pset on ];yssere worolde synd freo endebyrd- 
nyssa. . . 

36. ' Passio Sanctorum Abdon et Serines:'' in metre. 

Begins (p. 384) : 

On Decies dagura 

pses deoflican Kaseres 
Appended, p. 389, is a short history of King Abgar. 

37. '• Epistola Pauli:'' a sermon on St Paul's language, 
Gal. V. 16. 

Begins (p. 390) : 

Pavlus «e apostol, ealra ])eoda lareow,... 
Another copy in the Bodleian (Wanley, p. 36, $ 6) is entitled ' Dc Au- 


38. Apparently a continuation of the above. 

Begins (p. 393) : 

Agustinus «e snotera bisceop-.- 
Mr Kemble styles it a * treatise against sorcery and witchcraft.' 

39. * Exaltatio sancte cruds :'' in metre. 


Begins (p. 401): 

We wuiiSiaS mid lofsang^um 
For ures geleafan 

40. A Sermon^ translated from St Augustine. 
Begins (p. 409) : 

Mage we gyt her gehyran... 

41. Theological extracts from AlcuirCs Address to Count 
Guide, translated. 

1. De Scientia, (p. 417.) 

2. De Fide, (p. 417.) 

3. De vera Charitate, (p. 418.) 

4. De Spe, (p. 419.) 

5. De Scripturarum lectione (p. 420, printed in Soames's Bampt. Lect. 
pp. 91, 92.) 

G. De Pace, (p. 421.) 

7. De Misericordia, (p. 423.) 

8. De Indulgentia, (p. 424.) 

9. De Patiencia, (p. 425.) 

10. De Humilitate, (p. 427.) 

11. De Compunctione Cordis, (p. 429.) 

12. De Confessione peccatorum, (p. 430.) 

13. De Penitentia, (p. 432.) 

42. A Sermon ; without title. 
Begins (p. 434) : 

Ne beode we nanum mannum nane niwe bebodu... 

43. De msionihus Drihthehni. 
Begins (p. 440) : 

Her was Drihthehn sum sejjele ])egen. . . 
Cf. above, Gg. m. 28, Book ii. $ 25. 

44. A series of moral Apophthegms^ (pp. 444 — 460,) in 


This MS. was presented to the University by Archbishop Parker in 1574, 
(p 1.) 

1726 Ii. I. 34. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing 150 leaves, with 31 lines 
in a page, written in Law- French, in an excellent hand of the 


xivth century. The initial letters of the chapters are coloured, 
that on f. 8 containing the figure of a doctor. 


The first 7 leaves are occupied with a table of heads, and 
the last 16 with the notes. 
Begins (after the list of heads) : 

Antiquis temporibus super contractuum... 

...soli bonorum omnium tribuatur auctori, cujus, etc. 

This was printed Taurin. 1479, Spir. 1590, &c. 

The author is Rolandinus Rodulphinus de Passageriis, of Bologna, who 
flourished about 1300. 

1727 li. I. 35. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 90, with 24 lines 
in a page. Date, the xiith century. The MS. is imperfect at 
the beginning. There are several very curious initial letters. 
Sancti Augustini Opuscula. 

1. ff. 1 — 10. '■ lAher de bono conjugalV 

.. auro aut margaritis et veste pretiosa... 


...propter Christum patres fuerunt. 
Opp. ed. Par. 1837, T. vi. coll. 554c— 570. 

2. ff 10— 34. ' Liher de sancta Virginitate.'' 
Begins : 

Librum de bono conjugali nuper... 

Ends: Buperexaltate eum in secula. Amen. 

Ibid. VL coU. 579—618. 

3. ff. 34 — 52. ^ Liber de nupiiis et concupiscentia ad Vah- 
rium camiiem.^ 

Begins (after the letter to Valerius, 'Cum diu moleste haberem...'): 
Heretici novi^ dilectissimi iili... 


...horas lectioni vigilanter impendas. 
This contains only the first book of this treatise. 
IlAd. X. coll. G03— G34. 



4. ff. 52 — 75. ^ Liber de adult erinis conjugiis ad Pollentium.'* 

Prima questio est frater dilectissime.... 

...amplioris sive probatioris occasio castitatis. 
Ibid. -sa. coll. 659—704. 

5. ff. 76, 77. ' Sertm de ObedieniiaJ* 
Begins : 

Nichil sic deo placet quomodo obedientia... 


...qui habet aures audiendi audiat in Christo etc. 
Ibid. VI. Append, coll. 1783—1786. 

6. ff. 77, 78. Sermones duo ' in sancto sahhato pdsche.^ 
They begin : 

Admonet nos dulcissimi... 

Video quidem, dulcissimi fratres... 

7. ff. 78 — 90. ' Sermones decern in pascha.'' 
The first begins : 

Exulta coelum et in leticia esto terra. Iste dies amplias... 
The last ends : 

. . sed tcstimonia contra se. 

1728 IL I. 36. 

A quarto, on parchment, 226 leaves, 36 lines in each page, 
well preserved, in a hand of the early part of the xvth century. 

Speculum Vit^, or, Myrour of Life. 
Begins (foL 1 a) : 

Almy3ti God in Trinite 

In qwom onely are persones pre [ 

Fadur and Sonn and holy Gost 

p* aren o God as we trow most 

Ends (fol. 226 fl): 

To qwilk blis he vs alle brynge 
pat an pe crosse for vs wold hynge. 

Four other copies, more or less perfect, of this MS. exist in the Library. 
In LI. I. 8, § 1, the authorship is assigned to Richard of Hampole, who 
died in 1348. The work, however, was not originally composed in English ; 


for the author (fol. 225 b) asks the prayers of old and young ' for hym, J)at 
tumyd J)is boke to Englis tonge.' In the MS. Reg. 17, c. viii. cited in the 
additions to Warton's Engl. Poet. (ed. 1840) ii. 3G8, the translator is said to 
have been ' William of Nassyngtone,' and the true author, ' frecre Johan of 
VValdby,' an opponent of the Wycliffites. Possibly one of Hampole's Latin 
prose treatises may have supplied the original basis of the work. 

The following entry on the first page and in the same handwriting contains 
the formal approbation of the University of Cambridge, and throws some 
light on the history of the poem : 

'Anno Domini mccc"° octogesimo quarto, compilacio ista hoc mode 
Cantebr. erat examinata, dum a quodam sacerdote ad ligandum ibidem fuit 
posita, a quibusdam scolaribus erat intuita atque perlecta et cancellario 
Universitatis eiusdem consilio presentata propter defectus et hereses' exa- 
minanda, ne minus literati populum per earn necligenter fallant et varies 
errores necligenter inducant. Tunc jussu Cancellarii coram eo et toto con- 
silio Universitatis per quatuor dies cum omni studio et diligentia fuit exa- 
minata atque in omni colegio vndique comprobata. Die quinto omnibus 
doctoribus utriusque iuris et magistris theologie, cum Cancellario, dicentibus 
et affirmantibus eam de sacris legibus et libris divinis bene ac subtiliter 
tractatam et ex autoritate omnium doctorum sacre pagine sapienter allege 
tam, id est affirmatam necnon et fundatam. Ideo quicunque fueris, O lector, 
banc noli contempnere, quia sine dubio si aliqui defectus in ea inventi fuis- 
sent, coram Universitate Cantebr. combusta fuisset.' 

On fol. 226 b occurs the following trace of ownership : ' 3e pat rede ])is 
boke or here it redde, I pray 30W praith for Sir Roberte soule, and alle 
cristen soulis, f' gaf ))is boke to ];is place : for wo so praith for anoj^er laburse 
for hym selfe and schal haue grete mede.' 

And on a blank page at the end of the volume the precise date of the 
MS. appears to be given : ' In die sanctorum Crispini ct Crispiniani QOct. 
25] incepi, et 3° die post sanctam Annunciationem beate Marie [March 28] 
finem habui, 1" dom. 1423°.' 

1729 Ii. I. 37. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 242, in double columns 
of 40 lines. Date, the xiiith century. The initial letters are 
curiously drawn, and some have been silvered. A leaf has been 
lost at the end. The title is given in a later hand on f. 1 . 

'Petrus Lombardus in omnes divi Pauli 

Begins : 

Principia rerum requirenda sunt... 

' Wycliffe died at the close of the same year, 1384. The Chancellor of the Uni- 
Teriity waa John Nekton. 



...quia dator est pacis ut...[^Heb. xiii. 20.] 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, i. col. 1297.— u. col. 518 b. 

1730 li. I. 38. 

This volume consists of two independent MSS. 

I. A quarto, on parchment, 69 leaves, about 35 lines in each 
page, handwriting of the xivth century. 

The translation of Boethius De Consolatione Philo- 
sophic, in English prose, usually ascribed to Chaucer. 

Begins (after * Metr. i.' fol. 1 a) : 

* In fe mene while fat I stille recordede fese thynges wif myself 
and merkid my weply compleynte...' 
Printed by Caxton. 

II. A small quarto, bound up with the preceding, on vellum, 
containing 90 leaves (excluding a blank at each end), each page 
containing from 30 to 85 lines, exquisitely written in a hand of 
the latter part of the xvth century. The titles and initial letters 
are in red, and the latter are ornamented by means of spaces left 
imcolored within the letters. 

Orations of Demosthenes and jEschines, and Letters 

NARDO Bruni OF Arezzo.. 

Prefixed is a dedication to Niccolo dei Medici, beginning : 

Leonardi Aretini prefacio in Oraciones Demosthenis ad Nicholam 
Medicem, Quod sit optimum ac probatissimum dicendi genus. . . 

1. 'Demosthenis Oratoris disertissimi oracio prima contra PhiUppum. 
(Leonardus Ar. tradujcit).' — (fol. 3.) 

Begins : 

Pre multis o viii Athenienses pecuniis susciperetis... 

This is in fact the First Olynthiac Oration. The Abbe Mehus, in his 
catalogue of the works and translations of Bruni (prefixed to his Letters, 
Florence, 1741,) has not mentioned this. Prefixed is a brief argument, pro- 
bably composed by Bruni ; diflFerent, at all events, from that of Libanius. 
The same remark is to be made of the other arguments which fi)llow. 

2. * Demosthenis Oracio secunda in Philippum.' — fol. 6 b. 
Begins : 

In multis, o viri Athenienses, ut michi quidem videtur. . . 
The second Olynthiac Oration. Unnoticed by Mehus. 


3. ' Demosthenis oracio tercia in Philippum.' — fol. 10. 
Begins : 

Nequaquam eadcm miclii videor intelligere... 
The tliird Olyntliiac Oration. Noticed as existing in the Laurentiam 
library in MS. by Mehus {Leon. Bruni scripta, p. Ixxix). 

4. 'Demosthenis oracio de pace servanda.' — fol. 16 (p. 67, Reiske). 
Begins : 

Video, Athenienses, presens quidem tempus... 
Unnoticed by Mehus. 

6. Demosthenis ' oracio pro Diopythe' — fol. 18 6. 

Begms : 

Par quidem fuerat, o viri Athenienses, eos omnes... 

The oration de Chersoneso (p. 90, Reiske). Exists in MS. in the Lauren- 
tian library. Mehus, p. Ixxix. : who adds that the translation was made in 

6. ' Mschinis oracio contra Ctesiphontem.^ — fol. 26 b (p. 53, St.) 

Quanti conatus parentur, viri Athenienses, ad hoc judicium oppug- 
nandum, quantisque precibus. . . 
The argument supplies the title. The MSS. and editions of tliis trans- 
lation are mentioned by Mehus, p. Ixxviii. 

7. * Demosthenis oracio pro Ctesiphonte.' — fol. 55 b (i. e. De Corona, 
p. 225. Reiske). 


Primum quidem, viri Athenienses, Deos atque Deas omnes... 
The argument supplies the title. The MSS. and editions are mentioned 
by Mehus, p. Ixxix. 

8. The twelfth letter of Pseudo-JRschines.—M. 86 b (p. 694, Reiske). 
Begins : 

JEschines Atromiti senatui populoque Atheniensi salutem. Ego me 
ad remp. contuli tiigesimo tercio etatis anno.-. 
Not mentioned by Mehus. 

9. The Epistle professing to be written by Philip II. of Mncedon to the 
Athenians. — fol. 88 (p. 158, Reiske). 

Begins : 

Rex Macedonum Pliilippus Atheniensium senatui plebique salutcm. 
Quoniam persepe iam legates . 
Ends : 

. . diis testibus invocatis pro rebus mcis pugnabo. 
It appears from Bruni's own letters (Lib. ix. Ep. iv.) 'satis multas De- 
mosthenis orationes c grecco traduxisscut satis grandc volumcn earum a 
nobis traductarum existat.' 
See M^hus, p. Ixxx. 


1731 li I. 39. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff, 118, with 34 lines in a 

page. Date, the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1—103. 

'Speculum Juratokis.'' 
Begins : 

In nomine sancte Trinitatis... 

...nos omnes perducat Trinitas increata. Amen. 
An index of contents follows. 

2 ff 111—118. 

'SuMMA que dicitur templum domini, scriptum per Ri- 
ca rdum Ffehrs.' 
Begins : 

Templum dei sanctum est...Senno iste quamvis omnes... 

...liberari ab ejus serritute est esse in temperancia. 

1732 li- I- 40. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 211, in double columns 
of 28 lines. Date, the xivth century. Several of the initial 
letters are illuminated. There are catchwords after every 8th leaf. 

Wycliffe's Sermons on the Epistles and Gospels for 
Sundays throughout the Year. 
Begins : 

Here bien \>e sondai pistles ^orouy ]>e }eer bigt/nnyng at advent. We 
taken as bUeve... 

. . .his lyf is saumplid after J)e Trinite. 
There is an illuminated border to f. 1, and also to f. 106, where the ser- 
mons on the Gospels begin. 

One ' T. Russell ' has inserted a note in the begfinning to mention his 
idea that WyclifFe was the author, and that other MSS. exist in the King's 
Library, Westminster, and the Bodleian. At the end is a paragraph fr m 
S. Augustine on the dignity of priests. 

See Vaughan's Life of WycUffe, cap. xi. for some account of these sermons. 
On a fly-leaf at the end is a note dated May 2.5, 1628, comparing the two 
houses of Parliament to the summit and foot of Mount Sinai where the law 
was given, Exod. xxxi. 18. 



"*« li. I. 41. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 152, in double columns 
of 25 lines. Date, the xiiith century. The initial letters are 
varied and beautiful. 

1. ff. 1—82. 

* Prosper [Julianus Pomerius] de Vita contemplativa 
et activa.' 

Begins (after the list of chapters) : 

Diu multumque renisus sum voluntati... 
£nds: rebus enunciandis verba sunt instituta. 
Printed separately, sine loco, 1487, and in the editions of S. Prosper's 
works, e. g. Lugd. 1589, sig. a — o. Respecting the authorship, see Migne's 
ed. of Prosper, Par. 1846, col. 47. 

2. ff. 82—94. 

'De duodecim abusivis seculi."' 
Begins (after the list of abusiva) : 

Primo si sine operibus bonis sapiens... 
Ends: sine nobis Christus esse incipiat in futuro. 
0pp. St Augustini, T. vi. Append, coll. 1569—1582. 

3. ff. 94—133. 

' Liber Hugonis de Folieto prioris canonicorum regularlum 
sancti Laurentii in pago Ambianensi De Claustro Materiali."' 
Begins : 

Locuturus, karissime, de his que ad edificationem claustri... 

... Ex his igitur observantie matidatis pendet summa totius religionis. 
This is Lib. ii. of the treatise De Claustro Animee. 0pp. Hugo de St 
Victore, Migne, Par. 1854, T. n. coll. 1051—1086. 

4. ff. 133—152. 

'Ejusdem de Claustro Anime.' 

Nosti karissime quod ea que de ordiaatione claustri. . 

...tolle grabatum tuum et ambula. 
This consists of the first 8 and part of the 9th chapters of the treatise De 
Clauntro AnirruB. Ihid. coll. 1 086- 1 104 c. 



1734 li. n. 1. 

A folio, on vellum, now consisting of 162 leaves, excluding 
two blanks at the beginning (on one of which a few grammatical 
hues are written in a later hand), each page containing about 42 
lines, beautifully written in a hand which seems at least as old 
as the xiith centurj'. Various marginal notes occur throughout, 
and the initial letters are beautifully ornamented in red, blue, and 
green. Various other letters are written in colours. 


Divided into two parts in this MS. 

1. ' Priscianus in Majori,' containing the first xvi books. 
Begins (fol. 1): 

Cum omnis eloquentise... 
Ends (fol. 121): 
...Siderea polus. 

2. 'Priscianus in Minori' which originally contained Books xni. 

Begins (fol. 122) : 

Quoniam in ante expositis. • . (Lib. xvii. 1.) 

Ends (fol. 1G2) : 

...Quo te, Moeri, pedes? an quo via ducit [in urbem]. 

Lib. xvni. p. 1200, ed. Putsch. 
After these words seven leaves are cut away, and the last leaf is a frag- 
ment of Priscian's treatise de Accentibus, beginning 'nominativi casus pre- 
ferri : Larinatis/ and ending, ' in caeteris autem temporibus breviantur : 
sic : Sedeo : di : ram : ro. &c.' See Putsch's Edition, pp. 1293, 1. 21 — 
1297, 1. 24. 

1735 li. n. 2. 

A folio, on vellum, containing if. 263, with 27 lines of text in 
each page. Each book has an illuminated initial, containing a 
vignette. Date, the xivth century. 

LiBRi Job, Parabolarum, Ecclesiast.*:, Canticorum, 
Sapienti^ et Ecclesiastici Vulgate Editionis cum glossa 
oRDiNARiA marginali et interlineari. 

The MS. begins, f. 1, with the prologue to Job : 

Cogor per singulos scripture libros. . . 
And ends, f. 263, with the last verse of Ecclesiasticus. 

B B 2 


A folio, on parchment and vellum, of the xiith century, con- 
taining 409 leaves, besides a fly-leaf at either end, written with 
two columns in a page, and a broad margin; in the first work 
there are 40 lines, and in the second 53 lines in a column. Muti- 
lated, but with the deficiencies supplied. 

1. ff. 1— 290 a. ' WiLUELMus Malmesbubiensis de Ge8- 
Tis Regum Anglorum."* 

The dedication is supplied in a clear hand by Archbishop Parker's scribe, 
as appears by his arms inserted in the initial D. The same hand has sup- 
plied 8 leaves at the end. 

The coloured initials of the original scribe are of very beautiful design. 

The text seems to correspond most nearly with that marked L in Mr 
Hardy's edition of the author. 8vo, London, 1840. 

2. if. 291 — 409. 'HisTORiA Anglorum Contextu ab 
Henrico Huntendonensi Archidiacono. Anno Gratis 
m°.c'*.xxx'' quinto.' 

This part is in a later and smaller hand than the former. 

1737 li. II. 4. 

A folio, on vellum, 288 pages of 26 lines each, beautifully 
written in the former half of the xith century, and extremely 
well preserved. 

Gregorii Magni de Cura Pastorali Libb. IV., translated 
paraphrastically into Anglo-Saxon by King Wilfred. 
Begins (p. 1): 

' Dis is seo fore-sprsec hu Sanctus Gregorius )>as boc gedihte pe man 
Pastoralem nemna<5...' 
Ends (p. 28G) : 

'Ac ic J)e bidde jjaet ]>u mc on J)am scip gebroce Jnses andweardan 

lifes sum bryd gersece J>inra gebeda, Jitet ic mtcge on-syttan oX ic to 

landu cume.' 

Prefixed to this treatise in a modem hand is the * Pnefatio ostcndens 

quemadmodum S. Gregorius hunc librum fecit quern homines Pastorale 


'I'hc present copy appears to be Identical with one sent by .351fred to 
Wulfbige, bishop of Sherborne, (cf. Wright's Biograph. Britan. i. 303, 394). 


It was presented to Archbishop Parker in 1568, and by him to the Univer- 
sity of Cambridge. The originals of two letters addressed to Parker by 
Bishop Jewel in January 1568 Ql569j are preserved at the end of the 
volume, and printed among Jewel's Works, ed. Jelf, viii. 193, 194. From 
the earlier of them we learn that the present MS. was discovered by Jewel 
in his 'poore librarie of Sarisburie.' 

1738 11. n. 5. 

A folio, in parchment, of the xiv th century, containing at pre- 
sent 101 leaves. The several treatises bound together in this 
volume are all medical. Most of them are imperfect. The 
number of lines in a page is various. 

1. ff. 1 — 16, ' Proxostica Ypocratis cum commento 

This is incomplete. It is a Latin version of the treatise by Hippocrates, 
and of Galen's comment, with a paraphrase added of Hippocrates' text. The 
present copy contains the first book, and 46 chapters of the second. The 
last words of the comment appearing are : 

Et egro quidem jam ostendi in alio... 

2. ff. 17 — 24. 'Tegxi Galieni cum commento Haly.' 
The text is as much of the Tegni (jexvrf) of Galen as is found in Kiihn's 

edition in Vol. i. pp. 305 — 320. The comment begins : 
Intendimus edere sermonem exponentem 
'' £nds (imperfectly in the catchword) : 

...ab iUo malitia in complexions ejus. 


Imperfect at both ends. 
The first words appearing are : 
Qls]te egi-itudines sinunt... 
The last : 

Est species crisis cognita propter humorem at sub partem. 
On f 31 a there is the commencement of a new division of the work, as 
follows (after the conclusion of the former part, ' omnia contingentia istius 
scientie replevit ') : 

Ista Pars dividitur in 2 partes primo narrat signa... 

4. ff, 35 — 42. ' Oantica Avicenne cum commento Aveb- 

ROYS "■ 

This coiTesponds very nearly with the edition printed at Venice, 1553. 
It is mcomplete^ containing the first book entire, and the first 84 sections of 


the second book, whicli are contained in ff. 101 — 126 of the above edition. 
The last words occurring are : 

...inniense est erroneus quoniam vinum teste... 

5. ff. 43 — 64. 'Thesaurus Pauperum EDiTus PER Petrum 


This is of an earlier and better hand than the preceding. It has been 
printed. Frankfort, 12rao, 1676. See Dd. xi. 46. The scribe has con- 
cluded it with the motto : 

Scriptoris munus sit bos bonus. 

In the same hand there follows a brief note de coloribtu urinarum. The 
first leaf of this part has been cut out. 

6. ff. 65 — 101. 'Tacuynum sive regimen sanitates 


This work is not mentioned in the Biog. Univ. under the author's name. 
The present copy is very carefully written ; the arrangement of the lines 
of writing is such as to give most of the pages a latticed appearance. 

Tacuynum sanitatis in medicina ad narrandum res necessarias... 

...oleum violaceum. 

1739 11. n. 6. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 289, with 25 lines of text 
in each page. Each book has an illuminated initial, containing 
usually a vignette. Date, the xivth century. 

Libri Tobi^, Judith, Esther, Maccab.£0Rum et uuo- 

DECiM Prophetarum minorum ViTLOAT^ Editionis cum 

GLossA ORDiNARiA margiuali et interlineari. 

The MS. begins, f. 1, with the prologue to Tobias : 

Chromatio et helyodoro episcopis iheronimus presbiter in domino 
salutem . . . 

And ends. f. 289, with a list of the kings of Judah and Israel in parallel 
columns at the end of Malachi. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 246, in double columns 
of 48 lines. Date, the xvth century. A modern hand lias 


paged the MS. throughout. In the margin of the first 160 
pages are a number of curious and grotesque pen and ink 
drawings, which has caused the MS. to be shamefully mutilated, 
though the text has been spared. 

1. pp. 1 — 7. ' Taxatio legitima juris t€stimonio roborata 
pro peccatis confessis.' 

Begins : 

Arte ilia qua reguntur anime sicut nulla est utilior... 

...hec omnia tue discrecioni commando. 

2. pp. 8— 370. 

Gdlielmi de Pagula 'Oculus Sacebdotis.' 

Begins (after the Kalendarium) : 

Cum ecclesie quibus persone prefemntur. . . 
Ends: presenti vita per gratiam et in futura per gloriam. Ad quam, 
See Gg. I. 13, and Tanner, Biblioth. p. 570. 

The leaves of each ' Pars ' have been separately numbered by the original 

3. pp. 371—379. 

' Tractatus Johaxxis Axdree de sponsalibus et matrimoniis 
super quarto libro Decretaliimi." 
Begins : 

Christ! nomine invocato ipains rererentissimi patris. . . 

...partem Rubrice et non ad prepositum. 

This will be foimd in the collection ' Tractatuum ex Variis Juris interpre- 
tibus collectorum.' Lugd. ;^549. T. xvi, ff. 2, 3. 

4. pp. 379—385. 

'Statuta Synodaha.' 

Debentes de vobis bonam rationem reddere... 
Ends: Lugduni Kal. Februar. Pont, nostri anno primo. 

The first of these consists of decrees of Walter and Simon, Bishops of 
Norwich in 1257:, ^V^ilkins. Concilia, i. pp. 731 — 735, though their names 
are not mentioned in the MS. The next is a ' decretum Gelasii Pape,' ' que 


scripts approbantur et que reprobantur.' Then a ' Prohibicio contra exhe- 
renteracionem corporum defunctorum/ dated Anagnie, x°. Kl. Oct. Pont, 
nost. anno quinto, and therefore of Alexander IV., and then two of Clement 
III., dated Lugduni, Pont. nost. anno primo. 

5. pp 386—412. 

'Statuta Ottoboni.' 
Begins : 

Ottobonus permissione divina sancti Adrian! diaconus Cardinalis... 

Inaudita Dei et lex altissiini... 

...qui non frequenter celebrant firmiter observari. 
These will be found in Wilkins, Concilia, ii. pp. 1 — 19. 

6. pp. 412—421. 

* CoNSTiTUTioNEs OxoDie edite per dominum Bonefacium 
Canthuariensem Archiepiscopum."* 

Begins : 

Ex auctoritate Dei Patris et beate Virginis... 

...inter canonicos regulares et moniales observari. 
These are erroneously given to Boniface. They are the Constitutions of 
the Oxford Council in 1222 under Stephen Langton. 
They will be found in Wilkins, i. pp. 585—593. 

7. pp. 421—441. 

' CoNSTiTUTioNEs JoHANNis DE Peccham quondani Canthu- 
ariensis Archiepiscopi edite apud Reddinoe et Lambeth.' 
Begins : 

De Baptismo. Ingredientibus hoc mare... 
Ends: casu cOnsimili exhiberi. 
Ibid. II. pp. 33—36, and 61—61. 

The order of the Constitutions at the Reading council differs slightly 
from that in Wilkins. 

8. pp. 442—453. 

' CONSTITUTIONES domini Johannis de Strathforde Archi- 
episcopi Canth.' 

Begins : 

Sponsam Christi sacrosanctam ecclesiam... 



...concordiam foveat et confiemet. 
These were promulgated at the council of London, 1342. 
Ibid. II. pp. 702—709. 

9. pp. 453—462. 

' COXSTITUTIOXES OxONlS.' [a.D. 1237.] 

Begins : 

Quoniam decet domum Dei sanctitudo... 


...decemimus fore privatum. 
Ibid, u pp. 649—656. 

10. pp. 462—465. 

*CoNSTiTCTioxEs edite per Symonem Archiepiscopum Can- 
tuariensis in consilio Londonensi apud Sanctum Paulum. a. d. 


Zelari oportet pro domino... 

...ipsius arbitrio moderandum. 
Ibid. n. 652—554. 

11. pp. 466—475. 

' Statuta de Lameth a Boxefacio quond. Cant Arch.' 


Universis sancte matris ecclesie filiis... 


...censura ecclesiastica coartari. 

Ibid. I. 746 — 755, excepting the last chapter, * De Petitione decimarum 
et oblationum et lact. et animalium ac pastorum et mortuariorum.' 

12. pp. 476—479. 

' CoNSTiTUTio DE FRATRiBus concordans cum illo capitulo 
Dudum in Clementinis de Sepulturis.' 

Begins : 

Benedictus Episcopus etc. Ad perpetuam rei memoriam inter cunc- 
tas sollicitudines nostras... 
Ends: Lateran xiii Kl. Marcii Pont, nostr. anno primo. 
This is most likely Benedict XI. 


13. pp. 480—489. In a later hand from the rest of the MS. 

' Elucidarium.^ Imperfect at the end. 
Begins : 

Sepius rogatus a discipulis... 

...vere sit illud quod maris... 
This tract was first published with S. Ansehn's name in 15G0 at Paris, 
and will be found in the edition of S. Anselm's works published at Cologne, 
1673, T. III. p. 250 sqq. 

On p. 9 is written the name ' Dorainus Robertus Catton.' There is a 
table of contents on the last leaf. 

I7«i li. u. 8. 

A folio, on vellum, consisting of 127 leaves (excluding 
blanks), in double columns, each column containing 54 lines, 
neatly written in a hand very full of contractions, belonging to 
the earlier half of the xivth century. Very fine ornamentations 
and illuminations occur in the volume. 


Begins (fol. 1): 

Subjectum libri pohticorum... 

End8(fol. 68&): 

...sint gratie infinite. 

The title is written in a later, but early hand (of the xvith century ?) 
inside the cover : the colophon has only * Explicit liber octavus Politicorum.' 
This work (perhaps not printed) is mentioned by Fabricius, Bibl. med. et inf. 
Lot. Vol. I. 8. V. Burlecus: and by Tanner, Bibl. Brit. p. 141. 

2, ' Liber de regimine principum editus a fratre 
jEgidio Romano ordinis pratrum heremitarum Sancti 

Begins (fol. 69) : 

Rex regia ac sanctissima prosapia... 
Ends (fol. 1266): 

...benedictus in secula scculorum. Amen. 
The colophon supplies the title : from which it also appears that the 
MS. was written 'per manus Magistri Ricardi Bury.' For an account of 
this work, which was printed as early as 147'3, see Biogr. Univ. s. v. Colonne 
(Gille). Richard dc Bury died in 1345, and was the friend of Burlsus. 
See Fabr. Bibl. med. et inf. Lat. Vol. i. s. v. R. de Bury. 


1742 11. n. 9. 

A folio, on paper, consisting of 79 leaves, each containing 
about 34 lines, beautifully written in a hand resembling Roman 
t}-pes, of the xvth century. The initial letters have been cut 
away, and the work seems to be imperfect. 

A Commentary ox the xviith and xviiith Books of 

Begins (fol. 1 ) : 

In hoc opere non est requirenda principalis materia sive intentio, 
quia hoc opus idem est et continuum cum prsemisso volumine... 
Ends (fol. 79 A) : 

. . hodie concidit. 
This work is only a part of a larger commentary on Priscian, whose 
name occurs p. 76 a. ( Dicit Priscianus ia supradictis lihris, etc.), and the 
present volume begins by commenting on the beginning of Book xvii. 

V'arious MSS. of the apparently unedited commentary- of Remigius 
on Priscian are extant, which was anciently used in Cambridge (see Craik, 
Lit. and Learn, in Engl. Vol. i. p. 53): whether this commentary be his 
must be determined by comparison. See Fabric. Bihl, med. et inf. Lat. s. v. 
Remigius, Vol. vi. p. 187. 

1743 li. n. 10. 

A moderate sized folio, on vellum, consisting of 313 leaves, 
in double columns, of which the last three are blank, each column 
containing about 35 lines, neatly written in a hand of the xivth 
century. The volume is, on the whole, in good preservation 
(some few leaves being mutilated), and contains many fine illu- 
minations. A great number of notes in early but later hands 
occur throughout and at the end. The titles of the works are 
supplied by the MS. The name of Aristotle is not always men- 

A Latin version of various treatises of Aristotle, 
and other works. 

1. '■Physicoruiii lihri viii."" — fol. 1. 
Begins : 

Quoniam quidem intelligere et scire contingit...(Vide Aristot. Opera, 
pp. 1 — 52. Ed. Weise.) 

2. 'Be Coelo et Mnndo lihri iv.' — fol. 52. 


Begins : 

De natura scientia plurima videtur circa corpora... (pp. 127 — 155, 

3. ''De Generatione et Corruptione libri ii.*' — fol. 80 J. 
Begins : 

Du generatione autem et corruptione natura generatorum...(pp. 156 
— I7l, Weise.) 

4. '■Meteoron libri iv.' — fol. 96 J. 

De primis quidem igitur causis natur8e...(pp. 172 — 204, Weise.) 

5. '■De Anima libri iii."* — fol. 129 J. 
Begins : 

Bonorum honorabilium notitiam opinante8.'..(pp. 402 — 422, Weise.) 

6. '•De Sensu et Sensato.'' — fol. 149. 
Begins : 

Quoniara autem de anima secundam ipsam determinatum est... 
(pp. 423—430, Weise.) 

7. ^De Memoria et Reminiscentia.'' — fol. 156. 
Begins : 

De memoria autem et memorari dicendum quid... (pp. 430 — 433, 

8. '-De Somnio et Vigilia.'' — fol. 158 J. 
Begins : 

De sompno autem et vigilia considerandum est quid 8int...(pp. 433 — 
440, Weise.) 

This treatise also includes the De Somniis and 'the De Divinatione e,r 
Somniis of Weise's Edition. 

9. ^De Motu Animalium.'' — fol. 165. 
Begins : 

De motu autem eo qui animalium... (pp. 394—398, Weise.) 

10. ^De longitudine et brevitate vitce.'' — fol. 1 69. 
Begins : 

De eo autem quod est haec quidem esse longs vitse animalium... 
(pp. 448-460, Weise.) 

11. ^De Juventute et Senectute.''— fol. 170 b. 
Begins : 

De juventute autem et senectute et vita et morte nunc dicendum... 
(pp. 440—442, Weise.) 


12. '-De Spiritu et Respiratione.'' — fol. 172 6. 
Begins : 

De respiratione enim aliqni quidein pauci. (pp. 442 — 447, Weise.) 

13. 'De Morte et Fite.'— fol. 177. 

Begins : 

Est autera omnibus animalibus commune, (pp. 447 — 448, Weise.) 

14. 'PMsi<momia:—io\. 178. 
Begins : 

Quoniam et animse sequuntur corpora... (pp. 972 — 979, Weise.) 

15. ''De lineis indivisihilihus.'' — fol. 184. 
Begins : 

Utrum sunt indivisibiles linee. .(pp. 955 — 958, Weise.) 

16. 'Z>6 inundatione Nyli!' — fol. 187. 
Begins : 

Propter quid aliis fluminibus in hyeme.. (The Greek text is lost, 
but ' Latine in veteribus editionibus Aristotelis extat libellus de 
Nilo.' Fabr. Bibl. Gr. Lib. in. c. 7.) 

17. '•De causis et proprietatihm rerum.'' [Auctoris incerti 
opus infimi sevi.] fol. 188 h. 

Begins : 

Postquam praemissus est sermo a nobis in Coeh et mundo et determi- 
navimus illud determinatione sufficiente...voIumus ergo nunc determi- 
nare ceteras proprietates quse sunt in alto et infinito (fol. 188). 

Hoc est ergo illud cujus volumus declarationem, (fol. 194). 

This cannot possibly be a treatise of Aristotle's, notwithstanding the 
opening sentence : for the word Constnntinopoli occurs at fol. 194 a, col. 2, 
where mention is also made of Terra Romanorum (i. e. the Lower Empire) 
thus : Exitus Tygris est ab oriente terrae Romanorum et aggregatur cum 
Euphrate sub Bagdeb et cadit in mare Persicum. The occurrence of the 
name of Bagdad here (in a crude form) makes it not altogether unlikely that 
this is a Latin version of some Arabic commentator on Aristotle's Physical 
works : but the number of those who wrote on them is very large. (See 
Weise's Ed. pp. 1015, 1016.) Probably this work may be the same as the 
' De proprietatibus elementorum,' for which see Fabric. Bibl. Gr. V'ol. iii. 
p. 280. Harl. 

1 8. 'De coloribiis."—M .194 5. 
Begins : 

Simplices colores sunt quicunque elementis consequunttir...(pp. 967 
—972, AV'eise ) 

19. 'De progressu anhnalium." — fol. 1985. 


Begins : 

De partibus autem optimis animalium ad motum...(pp. 387 — 393, 

20. 'De mundo:—fol 204 b. 
Begins : 

Mihi tociens (sic) divina qusedam ac mii*abilis... (pp. 841 — 847, 

21. '■Epistola ad Alexandrum discipulumsuum.'' — fol. 211. 
Begins ; 

Aristoteles Alexandro. Misisti niiki quod ssepe sustinuisti multos-.- 

ex hiis libris tibi scriptis. Vale. 
This is the beginning of the Bhet. ad Alex, in Weise'a edition (pp. 916, 
917). A few sentences of c. 2 follow the letter. 

22. *'Vita Aristotelis'' [auctore Ammonio]. — fol. 212. 
Begins : 

Aristoteles philosophus de gente quidem fuit Macedo... 
This is a translation in great part of the Life of Ariatotle, composed 
by Ammonius (or rather by Philoponus). See \Veise, p. Ixiii. and Fabr. 
Bibl. Gr. Vol. ii. p. 174, note. 

23. '■Liber de 3Iorte, she de Pomo Aristotelis principis gh- 
riosissimi philosophoriim'' [auctoris cujusdam Christiani]. — fol. 214. 

The prologue (falsely inscribed Prologus Aristotelis) begins thus : 

Cum homo creaturarum dignissima similitudo sit omnium ad ima- 

ginem Dei factus. 

The author reveals himself in these words : * Quapropter nos Manfredus 

Uivi Augusti Imperatoris Frederici filius Dei gratia Princeps Tharentinus.' 

This work of Manfred is mentioned by Fabricius {Bibl. Gr. Vol. iii. p. 281, 

ed. Harles.) 

The work itself (by an unknown author) begins (fol. 2146) : 

Cum clausa esset via veritatis sapientibus... 
Ends (fol. 218 «): 

Et dixerunt : lUe qui recoUigit philosophomm animas tuam rccol- 
ligat animam, et reponat eam in thesauris suis: sicut dignum est ani- 
mam hominis directi et perfecti sicut tu es. — This and the following 
are printed in the old editions of Aristotle. See Fabricius, as above. 

24. '•De InteUigentia Aristotelis'' [auctoris incerti.J — fol. 218. 

Begins : 

Cum rcnim quidem omnium esse... 


This is a kind of prologue to the following work. 
It ends thus : 

Et ob hoc brevissimum prologum fecit. Explicit Prologus. 

25. ' De Plantis lihri ii.'— f'ol. 220. 

Begins : 

Tria ut ait Empedocles... 

The Greek text does not contain the first column, but begins to corre- 
spond with the words (col. 2) : 

Vita In animalibus et plantis. .(pp. 979 — 990, Weise.) 

26. '■De differentia spiritus et animce'' [auctoris incerti sequi- 
oris sevi]. — fol. 229. 

Begins : 

Interrogasti me de differentia spiritus et animse et ut tibi scriberem 
et quid dixenmt antiqui in ea...(fol. 229). 
Ends : ' 

Hsc suflBcient tibi in hoc de quo interrogasti. Auferat a te Deus 
omnem tristitiam et expellat a te quicquid fuerit tiraendum, et det tibi 
fortunam in hoc sseculo et in futuro (fol. 2336). 
The 'ancients' whom the author consulted are mentioned at foL 229, 
viz. Plato, Aristotle, Theophrastus, and Galen. This is a totally diflFerent 
work from that ascribed to Augustine, having nearly the same title, and 
may very possibly be a translation of some late Greek writer. Ascribed 
by some to Alexander Neckham. See Coxe, Cdt. Cod. Oxon. pp. 39, 40. 
(C. C. C.) At the end, in a later hand (of the xvth century?), is a dis- 
quisition about ' corpora ccelestia,' occupying about two columns. 

27. '■lAher de catisis cum commento editus ah Avicemia.'' — fol, 

Begins : 

Omnis causa primaria plus est influens super causatum suum. 

This commentary of Avicenna may possibly be unpublished. It opens 
with the words, ' Cum enim removet causa secunda.' See Coxe, Cat. Cod. 
Oxon. p. 109. (Coll. Alert.) For the pseudo-Aristotelian work de Cauais 
(printed in the early Latui editions), see Fabr. Bibl. Gr. Vol. iii. p. 282. 
Ed. Harl. 

28. '•Metaphysicce lihri xiv. novce translationis.'' — fol. 2405- 
Begins : 

Omnes homines natura scire... 

...neque hsec esse principia (pp. 53 — 126, Weise.) 
On the blank leaves at the end are various notes on logical subjects. 


1744 li. n. 11. 

A folio, on vellum, 402 pages of 23 lines each, well written in 
a hand of the xith century, imperfect at the end. Presented to 
the cathedral church of Exeter by bishop Leofric and by arch- 
bishop Parker to the University Cambridge (1574). 

1. The Four Gospels, in Anglo-Saxon. 
Begins (p. 1 ) : 

JEfter Matheus gerecednesse, her is cneorisse bdc Hselendes CrLstes, 
Dauides suna^ Abrahames suna. 
Ends (p. 343) : 

.. gif )>a ealle awrytene wseron, ic wene ne myhte fes myddan-eard 
ealle pa bee befon. Amen. 
This MS. was collated for Thorpe's edition of the Anglo-Saxon Version 
of the Holy Chspels, Lond. 1842 : cf. his Preface. 

2. Gesta Salvatoris nostri, or the Pseudo-Gospel of 


Begins (p. 344) : 

On J)aere halgan Jjrynnysse naman... 
Published at the end of Thwaites's edition of the Heptateuchus. 

3. The embassy of Nathan the Jew to Tiberius 


Begins (p. 383) : 

On Tiberius dagum iSses miclan Caseres hyt gelamp bynnan lytlum 
fyrste a;fter pam fe ure heofenlica Hlaford ahangen wses... 
Ends (p. 401): 

...]>am sig wuldor and wurSmynt a in ealra worulda woruld. 
On p. 402 is a fragment of some form of manumission. An erasure, 
which occurs in the entry respecting Bp Leofric's presentation of the MS. 
to the Church of Exeter, may have originally contained a malediction 
similar to that noticed in Nasmith's Catalogue of the MSS. in C. C. C. C, 
p. 20. 

1745 li. II. 12. 

A foHo, on vellum, containing 147 leaves in double columns 
of about 50 lines each, well written in a hand of the former half 
of the xvth century : slightly imperfect at the end. 

An Exposition of St Matthew"'s Gospel, in English 


The aathor, or compiler, of tliis work was a contemporary of WycliflFe, 
though apparently unconnected with the Lollard movement. The first pro- 
logue is printed in the Preface to the WycUffite Versions, Oxf. 1850, p. x. note. 
The following insertion b made on fol. I a, in a hand almost coeval with the 
MS. : * A man of |)e north cuntre drogh fis in to Englisch.' 

Mark of ownership : ' Matth. Saunders' (fol. 1 a). 

17«6 li n. 13. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 181, in double columns 
of 34 lines. Each book has a very curious initial letter, and the 
first few words are rubricated. Date, the xriith centvuy, A leaf 
has been lost at the end. 


Begins (after the extract from c. xv. of the * Retractationes ' asA the 
letter to Pope Aurelius) : 

Lectums hec que de Trinitate .- 
Ends (in the last chapter of Lih. xv.) : 

...quale sit nescit, non tamen esse... 
Opp. ed- Par. 1837, T. ^td. coll. 1150— 1514 d. 

17*7 li n. 14. 

A folio, on parcliment, containing ff. 253, with 23 lines in each 
page. Date, the xiiith centur}-. 


Sapiextijs et Ecclesiastici Vulgate Editionis cum gloss a 

ORDixARiA marginali et interlineari. 

The prologue to Isaiah begins £ 1, to the Canticles f. 93, to Ecclesiastes 
f. 113, to the Parables f. 127, to the Book of Wisdom f. 169, and to Ecclesi- 
asticus f. 191. The MS, ends f. 2.50 6. The book of Isaiah is written in a 
diflFerent hand from the others, and they have alternately red and blue initial 
letters to the verses, which it has not. 

On f . 1 is the name of Mag' Reginaldus de Gressenhale. 

17*8 E. n. 15. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 298, in double columns, 
for the most part of 43 Unes. Date, the xivth century. 
1 . ff. 1 — 8. Tabula in Lihros Decretalium. 
Begins : 

Utilitati lectomra meorum pro posse meo ... 

VOL. III. c c 


2. ff. 9 — 10a. ' Constituciones Redingie edite a domino F. 
\i. e. Frater J. Peccham] Archiepiscopo Cantuarierm.'' 

Begin : 

AudistiSj fratres conscript!, constitucionis tenorem... 

...scripta substituatur eidem. 
Wilkins, Concilia, ii. pp. 33—36. 

3. ff. 10 — 12 i. '■ Capitula Lugdunemis conciliV [secundi 
A.D. 1274]. 

Begin : 

Ut circa electiones, postulationes. . . 

...suaserint, jejuniorum indicant. 
Mansi, Concilia, T. xxiv. coll. 81 — 102. 

The address 'Gregorius episcopus...,' and the first two chapters as they 
appear in Mansi, are placed last in the MS. 

4. ff. 12, 13. ' Proemium concilii Lugdunensis.'' 

Zelus fidei fervor devocionis et compassionis pietas... 

...nostra remedium apponatur. 

5. f. 13. *" Allegacio vnagistri S. de Mepham pro ecclesia 
Anglicana in concilio Lugdunensis 

Begins : 

Inter alia opera magnifica... 

...cardinalium ei concedatur, 

6. ff. 14 — 275. Petri Lombardi Sententi^. 

Begins (after the list of Chapters, Omnis doctrina..-, and the Prologue, 
Cupientes aliquid de penuria...) : 

Veteris ac nove legis continentiam... 
Ends: pedes usque via duce pervenit. 
O^. ed. Migne, Par. 1856, T. ii. coll. 621—962. 
There are scholia in the margins throughout. 

7- ff. 276 — 298. An index of passages of Scripture^ digested 
vmder headi^ the commencing words of each passage being given. 


This is sometimes in three and sometimes in four columns, and in 
the same hand as the last section. 

The first five sections are in a difi^erent hand firom the rest of the MS., 
and merely prefixed to it. 

1749 li. n. 16. 

A foHo, on parchment, containing now 118 leaves, of 35 lines 
in two columns. Date, xinth century. 

'Ltber Historiarum Frecdlphi.' 

This is imperfect, and contains not quite all the first volume, viz. to near 
the end of the 16th chapter of the 7th book. 

It has been printed in the Nova Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum, fol. Paris, 
1639, Tom. ii. p. 122. 

1750 Ii. II. 17. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 109 in double columns of 
35 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

'AuRELii AuGusTiNi doctorfs Ypouieusis episcopi de Genisi 


Begins (after the paragraph from the Retractt. 'Per idem tempus...') : 

Omnis divina scriptura bipartita est... 

...iste tandem fine concludimus. 
0pp. ed. Par. 1836, T. in. coll. 201—514. 

1751 Ii. U. 18. 

A folio, on vellum, containing 622 pages, of 47 lines in two 
columns. Date, xivth century. 

'Memoriale HisTORiARrM A DiLuvio inAnnum 
Domini, 1321.' 

This is one of Archbishop Parker's books, whose secretary, Joceline, has 
written on the fly-leaf : 

Hie Liber quamvis in principio diflFert a libro qui Historia Univer- 
salis Johannis Parisiensis dicitur tamen in fine habentur eadem verba, 
et sic fere in medio processu omnia consimilia. 

The MS., pp. 19 — 24, agrees perfectly with an extract in Du Chesne's 
Hist. Franc. Scriptores Coetanei, Vol. i. pp. 128 — 133 (from Memoriale His- 
toriarum Joannis Parisiensis Canonici Regularis apud S. Victorem, MS.). 
Cave mentions the present MS. The first initial is illuminated. 

c c 2 


It begins : 

Labilis est hominum memoria ut sapientes testantur... 
Ends : 

...multas penurias et injurias perpeti sine causa. 
On the first fly-leaf, in a hand of the xvith century, is written : 

Carmen Johannis Leylandi Londinensis 

Historise quicunque velit... 

...Usibus hoc tribuit. 

1752 li. II. 19. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 237, in double columns 
of 40 lines. Date, the xiith century. The volume is paged 
throughout. The initial letter in f, 1 is very curious. 


Begins : 

Sabbato Sancto in Vigilia PaschaB—Omelia Venerabilis Bede. Vigi- 
lias nobis hujus... 

...per omnia secula seculorum. Amen. 

These sermons are by 

1. p. 1. Bede. ' Vigilias nobis.' Ed. Giles, Horn. 4. 

2. p. 6. S. Leo. ' Totum quidem.' Ed. Migne, Sernio 72. 

3. p. 10. S. Gregory. * Multis nobis lectionibus.' Homil. in Evangel. 

21, ed. Migne. 

4. p. 14. S. Maximus. * Non immerito fratres.' Ed. Migne, Hom. 67. 

5. p. 16. ' Cujus supra.' ' Magnum fratres.' Id. 68. 

6. p. 17. S. Faustinus. ' Beneficia domini nostri.' 

Pi'inted in Martene and Durand's Thesaurus Nov. Anecdot. v. coll. 67 — 60. 

7. p. 19. S.Augustine. 'Passionem vel resurrectionem.' Sermo 160. 
App. ed. Par. 1838. 

8. p. 21. S.Gregory. 'Incotidianavobissolennitate.' Hom. in Evangel. 
23, ed. Migne. 

9. p. 22. Bede. ' Gloriam resurrectionis suae.* Hom. 6. ed. Giles. 

10. p. 28. S. Gregory. ' Lectio sancti evangelii que modo.' Hom. in 
Evangel. 24, ed. Migne. 

11. p. 32. S. Gregory. ' Maria Magdalene quae fuerat.' Id. 25. 

12. p. 39. Bede. * Evangelica lectio, fratres karissimi.' Hom. 6, ed. 

13. p. 43. 8. Gregory. * Fractus longa molestia.' Hom. in Ev»mgel. 

22, ed. Migne. 


14. p. 49. S. Augnstine. 'Non qneo iratres karissimL' Senno 159, 
Append, ed. Par. 1838. 

15. p. 53. S. Gregory. 'Prima lectionis hujas.' Horn, in Evangel. 
26, ed. Migne. 

16. p. 59. S.Gregory. ' Audistis fratres karissimi, ex lectione.' Horn, 
ill Evangel. 14, ed. Migne. 

17. p. 62. Bede. ' Lseta domini ac salvatoris.' Horn. 1, ed. Giles. 

18. p. 66. Bede. * Sicut ex evangelica lectione.' Horn. 2, Id. 

19. p. 72. Bede. * Potest infirmos movere.' Horn. 3, Id. 

20. p. 76. S. Maximus. ' Legimus in Prophetis.' Horn. 90, ed. Migne. 

21. p. 77. Bede. * Rogatus a discipulis.' Horn. 7, ed. Giles. 

22. p. 84. S. Augustine. ' Quoniain jejuniorum tempus.' No. 176, 
Append, ed. Par. 1838. 

23. p. 85. * Ex commentario beati Augustini.' ' GlorLficatum a patre." 
This is Tractatus cv. in S. Joannein, ed. Par. 1837, iii- 2376. 

24. p. 89. S. Leo. ' Post beatam et gloriosam.' Serrno 73, ed. Migne. 

25. p. 91. 'Cujus supra.' ' Sacramentiim, dilectissimi, salutis.' Senno 
74, Id. 

26. p. 94. S. Gregory. ' Quod resurrectionem.' Horn, in EvangeL 29, 
ed. Migne. 

27. p. 99. Bede. ' Ex multis sancti evangeliL' Horn. 8, ed. Giles. 

28. p. 108. Bede. ' Quia sancti spiritus fratres karissimL' Id. 9. 

29. p. 115. S. Gregory. 'Libet, fratres karissimL' Horn, in Evangel. 30. 

30. p. 122. S. Leo. * Hodiemam solennitatem.' Sermo 75, ed. Migne. 

31. p. 124. ' Cujus supra.' ' Plenissime quidem dilectissimi.' Sermo 
76, Id. 

32. p. 127. ' Cujus supra.' ' Hodiemam dilectissimi.' Senno 77, Id, 

33. p. 129. ' Ex commentario S. Augustini.' * Ergo quantum in me- 
dico est.' 

This is part of Tractatus 12, in S. Joannem, ui. col. 1823. 

•"4. p. 1.30. Id. ' OvUe Christi est ecclesia catholica,' 
Part of Tractatus 45, col, 2128. 

35. p. 131. Id. ' Magna gratiffi commendatio.' 
Part of Tractatus 26, col 1978. 

36. p. 132. * Ex commentario ven. Bede.' * Concessa primum potestate.' 
This is from the Expo»itio in S. Lucam, cap. ix. ed. Giles, xi. p. 89. 

37. p. 134, Id. ' Ubi dominus sedens,' 
lb. S, Luc. V. 17, T. X. p. 398. 

38. p 136. Id. ' Si virum a demonio.' 
Ih. S. Luc. iv, 38, T. x. p 388. 


39. p. 138. * Tractatus ex concilio Toletano.' 
Begins : 

Confitemur et credimus sanctam atque ineffabilem Trinitatem... 

. . qua illi inhesimus cum illo sine fine regnemus. 

40. p. 142. S. Gregory. * In verbis sacri eloquii.' Horn. 40 in Evangel, 
ed. Migne. 

41. p. 152. S.Gregory. ' Hoc distare fratres karissimi.' Id. 36. 

42. p. 160. S.Gregory. *Estivum tempus quod corpori.' Id. 34. 

43. p. 172. ' Ex coramentario Bede.' ' Misericors est doininus.' 
On S. Luc. vi. 36. Not in Bede's commentary ad locum. 

44. p. 174. Id. * Stagnum Genesareth.' Hom. x. 

45. p. 177. ' Omelia [in S. Matth. v. 20] excerpta de diversis tractato- 
ribus.' ' Id est nisi non solum.' 

46. p. 179. ' Ex commentario Bede.' ' In hac lectione consideranda.' 
Part of Exposit. in S. Marc. viii. 1, ed. Giles, Tom. x. p. 114. It is also 

Hom. 11. 

47. p. 182. Bede. * Quod paulo superius.' On S. Matt. vii. 15. 

48. p. 188. ' Ex commentario Bede.' 'In villico hoc' 

This is from the Expositio in S. Luc. xvi. 1, ed. Giles, Tom. xi. p. 223. 

49. p. 189. S. Gregory. ' Lectionem brevem sancti Evangelii.' Hom. 
in Evangel. 39, ed. Migne. 

50. p. 196. Bede. ' Quia parabolam dominus.' 

This is from the Expositio in S. Luc. xvi. 9, ed. Giles, xi. p. 260. 

51. p. 198. Bede. ' Surdus ille et mutus.' Hom. 38, ed. Giles. 

52. p. 201. *Ex comment. Bede.' 'Non oculi scribarum.' 

This is part of the Expositio in S. Luc. x. 23, ed. Giles, T. xi. p. 124. 

53. p. 204. Bede. ' Leprosi non absurde intelligi.' Hom. 13. 
64. p. 207. ' Ex comment. Bede.' ' Quia non valet transitoria.' 
From the Expositio in S. Luc. xvi. 13, ed. Giles, xi. p. 227. 

55. p. 208. ' Ex comment. Bede.' ' Naim civitas est Galilee.' 
From the Expositio in S. Luc. vii. 11. Id. p. 42. It is also Hom. 14. 
66. p. 210. ' Ex comment. Bede.' ' Ydropis morbus humorc.' 
From the Expositio in S. Luc.xiv. 1. Id. p. 194. Also Horn. 15. 
67- p. 213. ' Ex comment. Bede.' ' Loca rebus congruunt.' 
From the Expositio in S. Marc. ix. 17. Id. p. 139. 

68. p. 216. S.Leo. ' De jejunio.' ' Devotionem fidelium.' Sermo 91, 
ed. Migne. 

69. p. 217. ' Ejusdem unde supra.' * Apostolica institutio.' Sermo 92. 
60. p. 218. 'Ejusdem unde supra.' *Scio quidera dilectissuni.' Ser- 
mo 94. 


61. p. 220. S. Gregory. * Cogitanti mihi de Manse penitentia.' Horn, 
in Evangel. 3.3, ed. Migne. 

62. p. 22.5. S. Gregory. ' Dominus et redemptor per evangelium.' 
Id. 31. 

63. p. 229. ' Omelia [in S. Matth. xxii. 34, 35] excerpta de diversis 
tractatoribus.' ' Ostenditur ex hac interrogatione scribae.' 

64. p. 231. ' Beati Johannis Episcopi,' i. e. S. Chrysostom in S. Matth. 
ix. 1. ' Christum in humanis actibus.' 

65. p. 2.33. S. Gregory. 'Textum lectionis evangelice.' Horn, in 
Evangel. 38. 

66. p. 242. S. Gregory. ' Lectio sancti Evangelii.' Id. 28. 

67. p. 244. ' Ex commentario beati leronimi.' * Familiare est Syris.* 
From S. Jerome's Comment, in S. Matth. xviii. 23, ed. Migne, T. vii. 

col. 132. 

68. p. 245. * Omelia \va. S. Matth. xxiL 15] excerpta de diversis trac- 
tatoribus.' * Nuper sub Cesare Augusto.' 

69. p. 246. 'Ex comment, b. Augustini.' ' Miracula quae fecit dominus.' 
This is Tractatus xxrv. of S. Augustin's Treatise on S, John, ed. Par. iii. 

col. 1958. 

70. p. 250. ' Omelia [in S. Matt. xxi. 1] excerpta de diversis tractato- 
ribus.' ' Bethfage domus bucce.' 

71. p. 252. S. Gregory. ' Dominus ac redemptor noster paratos.' 
Horn, in Evangel. 1, ed. Migne. 

72. p. 255. S. Gregorj-. ' Quaerendum est nobis.' Id. 6. 

73. p. 258. Bede. 'Exordium nobis nostrae.' Hom. 47, ed. Giles. 

74. p. 263. Bede. ' Lectio quam audivimus.' Hom. 40. 

75. p. 271. S. Gregory. 'Redemptoris precursor.' Hom. in Evang. 20. 

76. p. 279. S.Gregory. 'Ex huj us nobis lectionis.' Id. 7. 

77. p. 283. Origen. ' Quae fuit necessitas.' 

This is Homil. 1 [in S. Matth. i. 18] in Diversos, ed. Par. 1512, T. in. 
f. cxv. 

78. p. 288. ' Sermo beati Isidori de Natali Domini.' ' Natalis domini 

79. p. 289. S. Leo. ' Exultemus in domino.' Sermo 22, ed. Migne. 

80. p. 297. 'Unde supra.' 'Salvator noster.' Sermo 21. 

81. p. 298. S. Fulgentius. * Cupientes aliquid.' Sermo 2, ed. Migne. 

82. p. 301. S. Maximus. ' Justissime fratres.' Hom. 11, ed. Migne. 

83. p. 303. ' Unde supra.' ' Hodie, fratres karissimi.' Hom. 10. 

84. p. 305. S. Augustine. ' Vos inquam convenio, o judeL' 


This is part of the ' Senno contra Judteos, Paganoa et Arianos/ Opp. 
T. VIII. Append, col. 1558. 

86. p. 308. ' Undo supra.' ' Legimus sanctum Moysen.' This is Ser- 
mo 245. Append. 

86. p. 310. *Ex commentario beatiJeronimi.' * In Isaia legitur, gene- 

This is the beginning of S. Jerome's Commentary on S. Matthew, T. vii. 
col. 21 . ed. Migne. 

87. p. 311. S. Gregory. 'Quia largiente domino.' Horn, in Evan- 
gel. 8. 

88. p. 312. Bede, ' Nato in Bethleem domino.' Horn. 45. 

89. p. 316. Bede. ' Quia temporalem mediatoris.' Hom. 46. 

90. p. 321. S. Fulgentius. ' Heri celebravimus.' Sermo 3. 

91 . p. 324. ' Ex commentar. beati Jeronimi.' ' Hoc quod antea dix- 

This is from S. Jerome's Comment, in S. Matth. xxiii. 34, T. vii. col. 172, 
ed. Migne. 

92. p. 326. S. Maximus. ' Lectio actuum apostolorum.' Hom. 64, ed. 

93. p. 327. Bede * Lectio sancti Evangelii quae modo.' Hom. 35, ed. 

94. p. 332. ' Sermo beati Johannis Episcopi [Chrysostom] in natali In- 
nocentium.' * Dedicatur novus ab infantibus.' 

95. p. 333. Bede. ' De morte pretiosa martirum.' Hom. 36. 

96. p. 336. * Ex comni nt. Bede.' * Nasciturus in came.' 
From the Expositio in S. Luc. ii. 1, T. x. p. 304, ed. Giles. 

97. p. 343. * Ex comment. Bede.' ' Verba pastorum quam sint.' 
From the Expos, in S. Luc. ii. 15. Id. p. 314.'^ 

98. p. 345. ' Omelia beati Johannis Episcopi [Chrysostom") ' in S. Joh. 
i. 1. ' Vox spiritualis aquilte pulsat.' 

99. p. 357. S. Maximus. ' Hodierni raisterii sacramentum.' Hom. 13. 

100. p. 359. ' Unde supra.' ' In adventu dominico, fratrcs.' Hom. 12. 

101. p. 360. * Ex comment. Bede.' * Patrem salvatoris appellat.' 
From the Expos, in S. Luc. ii. 33, T. x. p. 333. 

102. p. 36.3. ' Tractatus de circumcisione domini excorptus ex com- 
mentario Bede super Lucani.' ' Ritus et rcligio circumcisionis.' 

From the Expos, in S. Luc. ii. 21. Id. p. 318. 

103. p. .365. Bede. * Sanctam vcnerandamque presentis festi.' Hum. 22. 

104. p. 369. S. Maximus. 'Quamquam non dubitcin.' Hom. 16. 

105. p. .371. ' Omelia [in S. Matth. ii. 19] exccrpta de diversis Iracta- 
toribus.' ' Obitus Hcrodis terminus intentionis.' 


106. p. 373. S. Leo. ' (Jelebrato proximo die.' Sermo31, ed. Migne. 

107. p. 374. S. Gregory. * Sicut in lectione evangelica fratres.' Horn. 
10, ed. Migne. 

108. p. 378. S.Leo. * Gaudete in domino.' Sermo 32. 

109. p. 379. 'Unde supra.' ' Just um et rat ionabile,' Sermo 34. 

110. p. 381. ' Unde supra.' ' Hodiemam festivitatem.' Sermo 35. 

111. p. 383. S. Fulgentius. 'Nostis fratres karissimi quia dies iste.' 
Sermo 4, ed. Migne. 

112. p. 387. S. Maximus. ' In hac dilectissimi celebritate,' Horn. 23. 

113. p. 390. ' Cujus supra.' ' Cum plura nobis fratres.' Horn. 29. 

114. p. 392. 'Cujus supra.' ' Audistis fratres lectionem.* Hom. 25. 

115. p. 393. [[S. Maximus.] 'Quamvisdilectissimi fratres' Hom. 26. 

116. p. 395. [[S. Maximus.] 'Ait prophetarum precipuus.' Hom. 27. 

117. p. 397. [[S. Maximus.] ' Salutare nobis est fratres.' Hom. 28. 

118. p. .398. I^S. Maximus] * Licet fratres karissimi.' Hom. 34. 

119. p. 399. [^S. Maximus.] ' Redemptionis nostre auctor.' Hom. 35. 

120. p. 400. S. Maximus, Dominica infra octav. Epiph. 'Quamvis 
sciam dilectissimi...' 

This is not in Migne 's edition of S. Maximus. 

121. p. 403. ' Ex comment. Bede.' ' Lectio sancti evangelii quam modo.' 
Hom. 23. 

122. p. 408. Bede. ' Johannes baptista et precursor domini.' Hom. 37. 
12.3. p. 412. Bede. ' Aperte nobis est fratres karissimi.' Hom. 17. 

124. p. 416. Bede. ' Quod dominus atque salvator noster.' Hom. 18. 

125. p. 421. Origen. 'Docente in monte domino.' 

This is Hom. 5 in Diversos. QS. Matth. viii. ij ed. Par. 1512, T. ui. 
f. exxiii. 

126. p. 427. Origen. ' Ingrediente domino in naviculam.' 
Hom. 6. [S. Matth. viii. 23]. lb. f cxsy. 

II. pp. 431 — 473. In a different hand from the rest of 
the MS. 

'Sermoxes Venerabilis Herberti Episcopi."' 

In die naialis Domini. Convenistis dilectissimi fifties... 

. . concedit omnibus Sanctis amatoribus suis. Prestante domino etc. 
In a note in the beginning Herbert is called 'ftindator hujus ecclesis.' 
This is Herbert Losinga, who in 1091 removed the see of Thetford to 
Norwich, of which he was the fii-st Bishop. 


1753 li. n. 20. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 199, in double columns of 
44 lines. Written in three hands of the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1—76. 

' Libellus de exemplis naturalibus contra curiosos qui Thesatj- 
Bus EccLESiE dicitur.' 

Begins (after the prologue, Quum solus in cella sederem...) : 

Occurrit itaque primum discutere uterum sit necesse ponere deum 

. . .quodam stimulo me cogentc sum aggressus. Deo gracias. Amen. 

This treatise is in three books, the first ' de articulis fidei,' the second, 
* de dominicis sacraraentis,' and the third, ' de virtutibus sive donis et viciis 
illis contrariis.' 

An index of chapters follows. 

The next two leaves contain an account of tlie crucifixion in the same 
hand as the last. 

2. ff. 78 — 120. In a second, but similar hand. 

' Sancti Augustini Conpessiones.' 

Begins (after the list of chapters and the extract from the Retractationes, 
Confessionum called the 'Prologus'): 
Magnus es domine valde ; magna virtus tua. . . 

Ends : 

...sic invenietur, sic aperietur. Amen. 

0pp. ed. Par. 1836, T. i. 

3. ff. 121 — 162. In a later and cursive hand. The breadth 
of the leaves is also less than the rest of the MS. 

'CoMMENTABiUM SUPER FuLGENciuM contincus picturas vir- 
tutum et viciorum sub ymaginibus dcorum et dearum (juos colebet 
vana superstitio paganoruni editus a fratre J. de Ridevall de 
ordine fratrum minoruni."' 

Begins : 

Intencio venerabilis viri Fulgencii... 

Ends : 

. ■ de quo infra habetur. 
This is divided into two parts, the second beginning f. 164 : 

A veritutc quidcm auditu... 


The author flourished in 1330. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 631, who refers 
to this MS. 

4. ff. 162—199. 

*OviDii Metamorphoseos fabule ccxviii. moraliter exposite.' 

Begins : 

In novafert animus etc. Ponit Ovidius... 

. . estimati sumus sicut oves vicisionis. 
This treatise may also be by J. de Ridevall, as it is in the same hand as 
the last section, and evidently a continuation of it. Tanner does not hesi- 
tate to impute it to him, Biblioth. p. 631. But in p. 750 he attributes it to 
Thomas Waleys, and states it to have been printed Par. 1509, 1515. 

1754 11. n. 21. 

A folio, on parchment, of the xivth century. It contains 231 
leaves, in double columns, of 13 lines, besides 4 annexed at the 
beginning for a table of contents. 

' Bartholomeus de Pboprietatibus Rerum.' 

This has been repeatedly printed both in the original Latin and in trans- 
lations. There is a translation into English by W^yukyn de ^Vorde, which 
states that there was a Latin edition printed at Cologne by Caxton. No copy 
of this is known to exist. 

The table of contents is in a hand of the xvth century. The author's 
name appears in the Explicit. ' Explicit tractatus de proprietatibus secun- 
dum Fratrem Batholomeum Anglicum de ordine fratrum minorum,' 

1755 li. n. 22. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 307, in double columns 
of 48 lines. The initial letters are very elegant. Date, the xivth 

' Gregorii Pap^ Moralia in Jobum.^ 

Begins : 

Reverendissimo atque sanctisgitno S^c. Dudum te, frater beatissime. . . 

Ends: me lacrimas reddat, deo et domino nostro ihu xpo, cui etc. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1849, T. i. & ii. 

The last four leaves contain an alphabetical index, in 4 columns, in a 
later hand. 


1756 li. u. 23. 

A folio, on vellum, of 207 pages, containing 36 lines. The 
initials are alternately red and green. Date xiith century. 

'Martiani Minnei Felicis Oapelle Afri Cartaginensis 


The following note on this MS. is in p. viii, of Kopp's edition of the 
Author. Frankf. a. Moenum; 4to, 1836: 

5. Cantabrigiensis, cujus lectiones a Bentleio editioni Grotianse ascripta 
invenit Federus hac nota addita : MS. Bibl. Publ. Cantab. 500 Annoruni, unde 
colligit eura esse qui in Catal. MSS, Brit, et Hibern. i. 3, num. 2434, sive 
publ. 254 insignitus est, &c. 

This very beautiful volume formerly belonged to Archbishop Parker, 1547. 
The Greek quotations in tlie work are written in characters phonetically 
imitated from the uncial. 

1757 li. II. 24. 

A folio, on parchment, of 315 pages, containing 55 lines, in 
double columns. There is a richly illuminated initial aud border 
on p. 19, where the work commences, containing a representation 
of a monk (the scribe, named Arnold, as a scroll signifies) in an 
attitude of prayer before St Catharine. At the commencement of 
every book also the initials are illuminated. 

'Chronica que dicuntub Chester,' Ranulphi Higden. 

The parts of this work relating to English History, up to the Conquest, 

- are printed in Gale's Hist. Angl. Script. Vol. i. p. 179. For the rest he says, 

' Inferiora jam pridem in manus eruditorum pervenerant,' alluding probably 

to Trevisa's translation for Caxton. At tlie end of the first paragraph of 

the 43rd Chap. Lib. vir. p. 297, in the text, appears, Erplidt Historia, but 

the work goes on afterwards in the same handwriting. A marginal note 

(xvith century) observes here, ' Notn quce sequnntur in codire isto et iiltero 

^(versos hahucrwit acriptoren, ut in hac proximu sententia plane cernitnr de 

Mm-te Edw. II' There is also a note ex vctere quodam lihro concerning 

the author in the margin of p. 299, stating that he continued the history 

vsque ad tempora Ed. Reg. III. post coiiquestuni, making the work to con- 

_sist of seven books ad exemp/utn primi Opijicis. In the present copy there 

are eight books (the last brief), and the history is continued to 1. 381, ending: 

Mense Martii cjusdem Anni Dominus Thomas Hatfield Episcopus 

Dunelmensis moritur senex multorum dierum. 


On the second fly-leaf is the following: Presentem C[h]rouicam conpilavit 
/niter Ranu/phus Cestrensis Monnchus, with numerals in order over every 
letter, and the following note : 'Hie titalus texitur ex Uteris initialibus capi- 
- turn Primi Lihri ; et vulgo vocatur Pclichronicon sive Policraticon.' Through 
the anno tat or 's blunder in inserting and numbering the h in Chronicam, the 
numeration is false. Of the first eighteen pages three are blank, and the 
others contain the Table of Contents. 

This is one of the volumes given to the library by Archbishop Parker. 

1758 li. n. 25. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 289, in double columns of 
38 lines. The initial letters throughout are alternately red and 
blue, and there are very elaborately ornamented letters in ff. 1, 7, 
8. A second hand begins at f. 198, and a third at f. 217- The 
last leaf has been cut in two. Date, about 1400. 

' Magni Aurelii Cassiodori senatoris jam domino prestante 
conversi Exposicioxes in Psalmos 1 — 100.' 


Repulsis aliquando in raveunati urbe... 

...qui liberare solus prevalet confitentes. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1847, T. ii. col. 704. 

Prefixed is a short list of explanations of the marks iised in the MS. be- 
ginning ' Diversas notas more majonim...,' but without the marks themselves, 
as a former possessor has remarked, ' Hie enim ponuntur explaciones nota- 
rum sine ipsis notis.' Also on f. 1 is ' Liber beate Marie de Coggeshall.' 

X759 Ii. n. 26. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 108 in double columns of 
SO lines. There are many verj' beautiful initial letters. Date, the 
xiiith century. 


Begins (after the letter to Pope Aurelius, ' Domino beatissimo...' and the 
list of chapters of Lib. i.) : 

Lecturus hec que de Trinitate... 

Ends: tu ignosce et tui. 
Opp. ed. Par. 1837, T. viii. coll. 1149—1516. 


1760 li. II. 27. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 204 in double columns of 56 
lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1—107 6. 

' Tractatus moralis super quatuor elementa.* 

Begins (after a prologue, ' Pulsante fratrum instantia qui me dormitan- 
tem peticionum stimulo excitant..') : 

In scriptura sacra quoniam nomine terre signatur... 

...sompnus est comes motus. 
A full alphabetical table follows. 

2. f. 107J. A note De posiiura. 

Positura est figura ad distinguendos sensus... 

3. f. 107i, 108 a. ^ De noils sententiarum xii.'' 

This is a list of marks, such as asterisks, obeli, &c. used ' apud celeberi- 
mos auctores.' 

4. f. 108 a. 

' Capiiula Tractatus de Oculo morali.'' 

This is a list of the first words of each chapter of this treatise of Grosteste. 
The treatise itself will be found in LI. i. 15, § 4. 

5. ff. 109— 203 a. 

'Dicta Lincolniensis"* [Grosteste]. 

Amor multipliciter videtur dici... 

. . justicie et misericordie. Amen. 
Immediately after these words, f. 196 h, follows the paragraph * In hoc 
libello ' &c. as in Tanner, Biblioth. p. 348, note m, who refers to this MS. 
A table of chapters follows, and then an alphabetical index. 

6. ff. 203, 204. 

An alphabetical index to the sermons of Jacobus Jannensis. 

This is imperfect, going only as far as the letter I, 'facit dominica' is the 
catchword for the next leaf. 

From an old table of contents on a fly-leaf at the beginning, it appears 
that this volume formerly contained several other treatises. 


1761 li. n. 28. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 147, in double columns, 
with 71 lines in each column. Date, the xivth century. 


A fragment of 3 leaves; the numbers have been marked in a contempo- 
rary hand, and shew a gap of 7 leaves between flF, 2 and 3. f. 2 is headed 
' Redj-ng,' and begins, ' Quia in presenti constitucione cavetur de puns bap- 
tizandis...' It contains the Constitutions of the Council of Reading, 1279. 
Wilkins, Concilia, n. pp. 36, 33 ; flF. 3, 4, contain part of Peccham's Consti- 
tutions at the Council of Lambeth, 1281. Wilkins, n. pp. 53—57. The frag- 
ment ends^ ' vel asportari faciunt vel qui talem asportationem..-' "Wilkins, 
p. 57. 

2. 'Rationale divixorum officiorcjm compilatum a 
domixo willelmo duraxtl decretorum doctore episcopo 

Begins (f. 5) : 

Quecunque in ecclesiasticis oflBciis rebus ac omamentis consistunt... 
Ends(f. 146): 

...mercedem expectans ut apud misericordissimum judicem pro pec- 
catis meis devotas orationes eflFundant. 
This is followed by a * Tabula' of the contents of the work, half of which 
has been cut away. 
On f. 4 is written, 

Liber Universitatis Cantebr. ex legato Magistri Johannis SaUe de- 

cretorum doctoris nuper socii Aule Sancte Trinitatis de eadem : cuius 

anime propicietur deus. Amen. 

Durandus was bom in 1220, became Bp of Mende in 1286, and died at 

Rome in 1296. The Rationale was published before 1295. It was first 

printed by Fust and SchtEflFer at Mentz in 1459. There are said to have been 

14 editions of this work in the xvth and 18 in the xvith century, 

1762 li- ^- 29. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 224, in double columns, 
with 53 lines of commentary in each column. Date, the xivth 
century. The initial letters are blue throughout. 


The MS. begins, f. 1, with the words ' Cum omnes prophetas spiritus 
sancti revelatione constat esse locutos. . .' and ends, f, 224 6, with the last verse 
of Ps. cviii. 


The gloss is compiled from St Jerome, Augustine, Cassiodorus, Ambrose, 
and Alcuin, whose names are placed at the top of each page. It is much 
fuller than the ordinary gloss. 

1763 li. n. 30. 

A folio, on parchment, containing 245 leaves, with about 65 
lines in a page in double columns, written in Latin, in a hand 
of the XIV th century. The initial letters are red and blue. A 
few of the leaves are stained, and the corners are in many places 
eaten away by mice. 

1. ' Lectura Cardinalis Hostiensis super Quarto De- 
CRETALiuM. De Sponsalibus et Matrimoniis.' 

2. 'Liber quartus Summ^ Aure^ Hostiensis super 
Decretalibus. De Sponsalibus et Matrimoniis.' 

3. 'Repertorium [Juris] Magistri Willielmi Dd- 


The three preceding articles have been often printed. 

4. 'Tractatus Magistri Bernardi Compostulani super 

At the top of the first page of the MS. is written: '...Johannis Lowe, 
Archidiaconi RofFen. 14G6 :' and on the fly-leaf is a shield bearing the arms 
of Lowe — on a bend 3 wolves' heads erased. 

1764 li. n. 31. 

A folio, on parchment, of 910 pages, of 68 lines, in double 
columns. Date, the xivth century. The whole is in one hand- 

1. pp.1 — 45. ' Metalogicon JoHANNis Saresbiriensis.' 

In humanis rebus nichil fere... 


...amatorem pariter et cultorem. 
From this MS. the Editio Princeps was printed, 8vo. Paris, mdcx. 

2. pp. 46 — 59. 'Euteticus Metricub Ejusdem de Dog- 



Dogmata discutiens veterum, fnictumque laboris 
Quern rapit ex studiis Philosophia suis... 



Ot valeas memor esto tui : signatus haberi 
Vis, cura semper vivere lege Dei. 
This appears to have been printed by Andreas Rivinus, 8vo. Lips. 1655. 
(See Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Inf. Lat. iv. 132,) not at Leyden, 1595, as Tanner 

3. pp.61 — 237. 'Ejusdem Pomcraticus.' 
This treatise begins with a poetical proemium. 

Si mihi credideris linguam cohibebis et aule 
Limina non introt pes tiius : esto domi. 
Printed at Leyden, 8vo, mdxcv. 

4. pp.238 — 264. EpisroLiE Ejusdem. 
This part is incomplete at the end. All of the letters will be found in 

the volume with Ep'istolce Gerberti, 4to, Paris, 1611, except the following: 
25. Nunquam satisfiet in came desiderio meo nisi .. 

31. Amor fiduciam parit et apud eum quern ardentius... 

32. Experiit ut audiistis hostis antiquus integritatem ecclesie... 
65. Apostolice sedis mandata filii obedientie... 

60. Ab ordine vestro de novo apud nos scandala... 
51. Coramonuimus scripto nostro fratres qui... 

5. pp. 265— 910. 'Alexander Neqdam SUPER Cantica.' 

Begins : 

Humilitas vera gloriam... 

.. ut pro me misero misericordie mater intercedas ad Dominum 
nostrum, &c. Amen. 
This MS. is referred to by Cave. 

1765 li. m. 1. 

A folio, on vellum, of 273 leaves, containing in the former 
part of the volume 32, in the latter 44 lines. Date, xivth century. 


See li. IT. 24, which copy however is continued further than the present ; 
both have the explicit in the same place of Lib. vii, c. 43. The present MS. 
ends with the account of the great mortality in mccclii. 

The writing of the last two books is closer than the others, and perhaps 
by a diflfierent hand. In this latter hand appears at the end the following 
note : 

Usque hie scripsit Ranulphus Hykedon Monachus Cestrensis isto- 
rum chronicorum oompilator qui obiit in senectute bona ; 



and on the reverse of tliis leaf, 

Iste liber constat Broke monacho ecclesie Christi Camb. 
At Lib. II. c. 6, are two sections of Noah's Ark, according to St Augus- 
tine, and according to others. 

1766 li. in. 2. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 253, numbered, except- 
ing the first two, in double columns of 3C lines. Date, the xvth 
century. Four leaves have been lost between ff. 28 and 33. 

S. AuGUSTiNi Opera Varia. 

1. The first two leaves, not numbered, and in a different 
hand from the rest of the MS. The first leaf is much injured, 
and the treatise is without title. 

De Cura pro mortuis gerenda. Imperfect. 

Begins : 

[D] iu sanctitati tue, coepiscope veneraude Pauline,... 

...propter quod et greci consmion [sic pro ^vr^niiov.'] 
0pp. ed. Paris, 1837, T. vi. coll. 865—871 c. 

2. ff. 1, 2. ^Sermo Arrianorum.^ 
Begins : 

Dominus noster ihesus christus .. 


...potestatem habens omnium cui &c. 

Jbid. viu. 953—960. 

3. ff. 3 — 15 b. ^ Liber contra Arrianorum perfidiam in ser- 



Eorum precedenti disputacioni... 


...hoc fine concludimus. 

lUd. VIU. 961—994. 

4. ff. 15 b — 28. ' Contra Felicem in Actibus!* 

Begins (after the paragraph from the Retractt. Contra Manicheum.. ) : 
Honorio Au gusto sexies consule... 


...Felix hiis gestis subscripsi. 

Jb. VIII. 726—766. 


5. ff. S3 — 41 a. ^ Actus contra Fortunatiim^ 

Quinto kalendas septemLris... 

...Augustinxis. Deo gracias. 
lb. vra. 172—194. 

6. ff. 41 — 92 a. ' Contra Maximinum hereticum altercatio* 


Cum Augustinus et Maximinus... 

.. de tua firatemitate gaudeamus. 
76. vm. 1001— 1138. 

Prefixed is the extract from Possidios' Life of St Augustine, lb. coll. 999, 

7. ff 92 — 116 a. *■ Liher contra Pelagium et Celestium de 
gracia Christ i et de onginaJi peccato^ 

Begins (after the paragraph from the Retractt. Posteaquam Pela- 
giana...) : 

Qnantmn de corporal! restra. . . 

...aliqnando finiendas est. 

Ih. X. 529—596. 

8. ff. 116—229 I. ' Contra Julianum: 

Begins (after the epistle to Claudius, 'Beatissimo fratri...') : 

Contumelias tuas et verba maledica... 

...poteristenere qua vinceris. 
Ih. X. 915—1210. 

9. ff. 229 J— 254. * Contra Achadetnicos.' 

O utinam, Romaniane... 

...quam speraveram facimus. 

Ih I. 421—490. 

The fly-leaf at the end contains another leaf of § 1, beginning where it 
terminated, and ending 'post mortem viventium perveniret* (almost effaced), 
VT. col. 873 c. 

D D 2 


1767 li. m. 3. 

A folio, on parchment, of 283 leaves, with 40 lines in a page. 
Date, 1276. It has coloured figures. 

A Collection of Astronomical Tracts. 

1. A Kalendar, with a preface explaining its use, 

2. ff. 11 h — 12 a. ' Compositio 2 tahularum Garlandi."* 
See li. 1. 15, ^ 7. 

3. ff. 12 a — 19«. ^ Tractatus compoti manualis Maghtri 
BaMwini de Marrochio.'' 

The author was a native of the Netherlands. 
Begins : 

Ad habendum in manu prompte in quo die niensis... 

4. ff. 20 — 2o a. * Algorismus.'' 
Begins : 

Omnia quo a primeva rerum origine... 


...tam in numeris quadratis quam cubicis. 

5. ff. 25 a — 36. * Tractaius de Spera Magisiri Johannii de 
Sacro Bosco.'' 

See li. 1. 13, § 9. 

6. ff. 37 — 55. * Compotus Magistri Johannis de Sacro Bosco.* 
See li. 1. 13, $ 5. 

7. ff. 56 — 60. * Tractaius Quadrantis Editus a Magigtro 
Johanne in monte Pessulano!' 

See li. I. 15, § 2. 

8. ff. 61 — 79 a. ' Tractaius Astrolahii edicionis MesseJiillath^ 
See li. I. 13, § 23. The figures of the Astrolabe, Alidade, Cuneus equus, 

and Almucanthar, wanting in that copy are well-finished and coloured in 

9. ff. 79 h — 86 a. ' Theorica Motuum Planetarum^ 
SeelLi. 13, §17. 

10. ff. 86 a, 87. ' TheUt de motu octave spere." 

The author, a Jew, flourished at the end of the xiith century. The 
country of his birth is uncertain. 
Begins : 

Ymagujibus speram cquatoris diei... 



...illad est quod volumus declarare. 

11. ff. 88, 89 a. '■ De quaniitate longitudinis capitis Arietis 
et Libre'' Ejusdem. 

Begins : 

Cum volueris scire... 

...cum quo intrasti in lineam numeri. 

12. ff. 90 — 9tl< a. * Liber Thebit de expositionihus eorum que 
requiruntur ante Almapesti.^ 

Begins : 

Equator est circulus major... 

...Hec sunt que introducendis primo ymagimenda occurrunt. 

] 3. ff. 94 b — 96 a. ' Liber Thebit de quantitaiibus stellarum.* 
Begins : 

Ptholomeas et alii sapientes posnerunt... 

...potest videri in spera. 

14. ff. 96 a — 116. ^ Liber Alfragani de astris et eorum mo- 

Substantially the same as I i. 1. 13, § 25. 

15. ff. 117 — 216. '■ Canones et TabuW Azarchelis. 
See li. I. 17, §§ 9, 10. 

16. ff. 220 — 239. ^ Liber 100 terborum Ptholomei cum coin- 
tnento Haly^ 

See li. 1. 13, $ 26. 

17. ff. 240— 276. ' Liber 4i Fartium Ptholomei: 

The following is the colophon : 

Explicit liber 4 partium Ptholomei in judicandi discretione per 
Stellas de futuris in hoc mundo constitutionis et destructionis contin- 
gentibus, Deo gratias. Et perfecta est ejus translatio de Arabico in 
Latinura Auburtino Palatone, cui Deus parcat, die Veneris hora tertia 
2° die mensis Octobris Anno Domini 1138, decima quinta die mensis 
Saphar Anno Arabum 533 in civitate Barchmona : et Deus nos custodiat 
et actus nostros dirigat Amen. Explicit liber Ptholomei 4 partium 
dictus arabice Alarba. 

This anonymous translation will be found in the same folio volume with 
Julius Hyginus, Basil, 1570. 


18. ff. 277 — 282. Notes on the Planets and Signs of the 

These are written in a minute hand. 

39. f. 283. 'Judicium de stella Cometa \\2.2^] a Magistro 
Petro Lemoniacensi canonico Ebroicensi.'' 

1768 li. ni. 4. 

A moderate-sized folio, on vellum, now containing 176 leaves, 
in double columns, each column containing about 36 lines, (about 
42 in the latter part of the MS.) neatly written in a hand which 
may be referred to the xiiith century. The initial letters are 
coloured. The first few leaves of the MS. are wanting. The two 
portions of the MS. seem to be in different hands. 

1. The First Eighty-eight Epistles op L. Ann^us 

The MS. begins abruptly (fol. 1) : 

Scribis amico tuo... (Senec. Ep. iii. Op. Vol. i. p. 8, ed. Fick.) 
Ends (fol. 129) : 

...nobis reliquerunt nichil scire. Vale. (Ep. 88, p. 445, ed. Fick.) 

2. 'L. Annei S. Moralium Epistolarum, Liber xiiii.' 
(i.e. Lib. xiv — xx. comprising Ep. 89 — 124.) 

Begins (fol. 130) : 

Rem utilera desideras... [Lib. xiv. Ep. i. (89), p. 446, ed. Fick.] 
Ends (fol. 174) : 

...cum intellegcs infelicissimos esse felices. Vale, Luclli karissime. 
[Lib. XX. Ep. 7 (124), p. 737, ed. Fick.] 

3. 'Seneca ad Gallionem de remediis fobtuitorum.' 
Begins (fol. 174) : 

Licet cunctorum poetarum... 

Ends (fol. 17(5) : 

...sit ista felicitas. Vale. 

' In variis Codd. MSS. sub Senecte nomine obvius est, sod verum auc- 
torem habet Martinum Abbatem Dumiensem.' Fabric. Bihl. Lat. (Vol. ii. 
p. 118, ed. Em.), where an account of the editions of it may be seen. 

After this follow in the MS. two scraps from Boethius {de Consol.) and 
Augustine (de Civ. Dei), occupying about a column. 

Very probably this MS. may have been used by Erasmus. See Fick. 
Prcef. p. xiv. 


X769 li. ni. 5. 

A folio, on paper, containing 176 leaves of writing. 
Warrants of the Lord Treasurer and other Commis- 
sioners for the disafforesting of lands, a.d. 1637 — 16.39. 

1770 li. m. 6. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 180, in double columns 
of 40 lines. The initial letters are alternately red and green. 
Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 167. 'Liber testimoniorum veteris [et novi] 
testament! quera Paterrus de opusculis Saxcti Gregorh Papae 
cum summo studio excerpere curavit.* 


Dum beatissimi atque apostolici Gregorii... 


. . .quod temporaliter prevalet nequiter ostendit. 
Printed Rom. 1553. See Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Infim. Latin, v. p. 201. 

2. ff. 167 — 180. 'S. AuGusTiNi Libri ii. Qdestionum 

Begins (after the index of chapters) : 
Cum diceret, nemo novit filium... 


...non venim corpus habuisse set fictum. 

Opp. ed. Par. 1837, T. ni. coll. 1599—1654. 

1771 E. m. 7. 

A folio, of 156 leaves of parchment, the former part containinor 
29 lines in a page. Written in the xivth century. 

I. ff. 1 — 88. 'Martini Poloni Cronica.' 

The first 14 leaves contain a summary of the history of Rome till the 
hirth of Christ. From this period the alternate leaves contain the histories 
of Rome Ecclesiastical, and Rome Imperial. The copy corresponds very 
nearly with that in Dd. i. 17, $ 4, and diflbrs, especially in the dates, from 
that part of the Chronicle printed with the History of .£neas Silvius, fol. 
Argent. 1685. 


II. A Collection op Ecclesiastical Instruments and 
Tracts. They are written in different hands of the xivth cen- 
tury, and the Hnes in a page vary from about 'So to 50. 

1. f. 89. Johanais Andrece, Doctoris Decretoruin, Summa brevissima 
super quarto libro Decretaliuui — Do Spousalibus et Matrimoniis. 

Andreas died in 1348. His complete Gloss upon the Decretals was 
printed in 2 vols. fol. at Venice, in 1505 and 1581. 

2. f 96. 'Casus in quibus absolucio sedi apostolice reservatur.' 

3. f. 102. Decretum Kaymundi, .\bbatisCluniacensis, priuribus et con- 
ventibus ordiiiis Cluniacensis iu Anglia directum, de Corrodiis non concedeu- 
dis. ' Datum apud Guaticuriura, xvi Kal. Januarii, a. d. mcccxix.' 

4. f. 103. * Constitutiones Clementine edite in Concilio Vieunie." a. d. 

These begin in the middle of Cap. 2, Tit. 12, Lib. in , where the Constitu- 
tions in Article 7 terminate ; the two Articles together form a complete 
copy of the Clementines. They are printed in the Corpus Juris Canonici. 

5. f. 117 b. Bulla Johannis Pap® XXII. pro canonizatione Thorase (de 
Cantilupe) Henfordiensis Episcopi. ' Dat. Avinion, xv Kal. Mali, Pontifi- 
catus nostri Anno quarto.' 

This is printed in the Bullarium of Cherubini, I. 199. Thomas Canti- 
lupe died in 1282. 

6. f. 118A. Constitutio Johannis, Episcopi Norwicensis, contra distri- 
butionem panis et vini vel cervisis die Paschs in Ecclesiis sute Dioceseos 
fieri cousuetam. 

It is without date, but is most probably to be ascribed to John Salmon, 
who came to the See in 1299. 

7. f 119. Constitutiones Clementinae. 

This is the former part of the Clementines, to the middle of Cap. 2, Tit. 
12, Lib. III., which are continued in Article 4 (q. v.). The Preface of Pope 
John XXII. is placed at the end of this Article. 

8. f 130. Bulla Johannis Papao XXII. pro legatis in Angliam desti- 
nandis ad pacem inter regna Anglic et Scotise reformandam. ' Dat. Aviniou, 
xiiii Kal. Decembr., Pontificatus nostri Anno quarto.' 

9. f 131. Literse Apostolicse Johannis Papae XXII. de Primitiis. 'Dat. 
Avinion, vi Id. Octobr, Pontificatus nostri Anno primo.' 

10. f. 132, col. 2. Constitutio Johannis Papae XXII. contra pluralita- 
tem beneficiorum. 

This is in substance the same as Article 12, but has neither address nor 

11. f. 132 b, coL 2. Constitutiones tres facts per Johannem Papam 
XXII. a.d. 1317. 

Printed in VVilkins, II. 465. 


12. f. 133 A. CoDstitutio Johannls Papse XXII. contra pluralitatem 
beneficionim. ' Dat. Avinion, xiii Kal, Novembr., Pontificatus nostri Anno 

13. f. 134 b. Bulla Johannis Papse XXII. Archiepiscopo Cautuar. di- 
recta, ut Clerum Anglis a vexationibus per Regem illatis liberare conetur. 
* Dat. Avinion, Kal. Augusti, Pontificatus nostri Anno primo.' 

14. f. 135. Letters Apostolic of John XXII., relating to Robert Bruce 
and the Scots, in which, after aUusiou to the contemptuous treatment of the 
Popes legates by Robert, his violation of the truce, and many other matters, 
he is cited to appear, by himself or a suflBcient proctor, before the Pope at 
Avinion on the Kalends of the following May. 

It is imperfect at the beginning, and at the end has neither date nor ad- 
dress. Baronius (XXIV' .'121) gives the part relating to the Pope's citation of 
Robert as a distinct instrument, and dates it ' Avinion, xiv Kal. Decerabris, 
Anno IV.' 

15. f. 136 b. ' Copia Consultacionis Regis de Wes Walton.' 

It is addressed, in Edward's name, * Symoni de Clare, persone medietatis 
Ekiclesie de Wes Aralton,' and relates to the tithes, offerings, and mortuaries, 
which his parishioners had refused to pay, and for which he had instituted 
a suit in the court of Chancer^-. It is without date, but Blomefield's Xor~ 
folk (IV. 737) gives 1334 as the date of de Clare's incumbency. 

16. f. 137. Tractatus de separatione virorum ecclesiasticorum a laicis. 
The greater part of the first line has been cut off by the bookbinder, and 

what is left of it is illegible. The Tract ends : 

„. ^ ,., ,. / Maturitate conversacionis, ut sit, I Gestus humilis. 

Pietas sanctitatis . ^ . , . . f„ ^ , ... 

. < Attencione lectionis, < Sermo affabilis. 

consisut m , . . . ' I . . . ,.,.,. 

^Jugitate caritatis, ' Accio irreprehensibilis. 

This is followed by what appears to be a memorandum, extending over 
half a page, in an illegible handwriting, dated a.d. 1312. 

17- f. 139. ' Constituciones nove Dni Johannis Pape XXII. edite a.d. 
Mcccxxii.' De voto, et De Fratribus Minoribus. 

18. f. 141. Sententia Apostolica adversus errores Johannis de Poliaco. 
Printed in Baronius, XXIV. 172. 

19. f. 141 b. Sententia Judicum delegatorum a Sede Apostolica, et Cer- 
tificatio Prioris Lewensis de duabus Vicessimis concessis in subventionem 
Abbatiffi Cluniacensis. ' Dat. apud Ebor. xxiii die Novembr., a.d. mcccxxii.* 

20. f. 143 b. Constitntio Synodalis Dni VValteri de Suthfeld, Norwi- 
censis Episcopi, de libera dispositione primomm firactuum, a.d. 1255. 

Printed in Wilkins, I. 708. 

21. f. 144. Bulla Johannis Papa XXII. ad Archiep. Cantuar. directa, 
ut Cleium Angliff a vexationibus per Regem illatis liberare conetur. 

This is the same as .Article 13, f. 134 b. 


22. f. 1446. Bulla Johannis Papae XXII. ad Archiep. Cantuar., de Jo- 
hanne de Stratford in Episcopum Wynton. promote. *Dat. Avinion, xiii 
Kal. Septembr., Pontificatus nostri VII°.' 

A Bull upon the same suhject, and of the same date, was addressed to the 
King; see Fcedera, II. 633. 

23. f. 146. Compositio inter Monasterium de Acra et Monasterium de 
Bromholm, de subjectione, electione Abbatis, &e. 

Printed in Dugdale's Monasticon (ed. 1825), V. 63. 

24. f. 146. Controversia de Rectoria de Bekenham, RofFen. Dice., inter 
Johannem Busch, Clericum, et Willelmum de Knapeton. 

It is without date, but in Hasted's Kent, Bush's incumbency is said to 
have commenced in 1306. 

25. f. 146 6. Epistola tam Mercatorum quam Fratrum Minorum juxta 
Indiam peregrinorum, ad Fratres Ordinis Minorum in Capitulo generali 
Tholosse Congregationis, de rebus Christianorum in India, data a.d. 1323. 

Begins : 

In Christo patribus amandis discretis Ordinis Minorum in Capitulo 
generali Tholose congregatls, tam Mercatores quam Fratres Minores 
juxta Indiam peregrini... 


...quos eciam omnes continue in nostris recipimus precibus, et in 
Domino Jesu recommendamus. Dat. &c. 

26. f. 148. Bulla Johannis Papse de privilegiis Fratrum Minorum in 
partibus infidelium. 

27. f. 1486. Litera Imperatoris Tartarorum Fratribus concessa. 

28. f. 149. Litera Fratrum pro Deo peregrinantium missa generali 
ministro. ' Dat. 14 Kal. Julii, a.d. 1377.' 

29. f . 150 6. * Augustinus de yraagine et similitudine.' 

30. f. 151. Constitutiones Simonis Mepham, Cantuar. Archiep., ad. 

Wilkins, II. 562. 

31. f. 162. Decretum de perjuris. ' Dat. London, xiii Kal. Febr., a.d. 


32. f. 162 6. 'Constitucio (Johannis Pape XXII.) qualiter primi fruc- 
tus sunt percipiendi.' ' Dat. Avinion, viii Kal. Noverabr., Pontificatus nostri 
Anno secundo.* 

Printed in Wilkins, II. 470, where it is entitled, *De veteri et modema 
solutione denariorum B. Petri in Anglia.' 

33. f. 163. Decretum de perjuris. (The same as Article 31, f. 152.) 


34. f. 153 6. ' Bulla (Johannis Pape XXII.) de Templariis.' ' Dat. 
Avinion, v Kal. Febr., Pontificatus nostri Anno quarto.' 

This is addressed by Jolin (Salmon), Bp. of Norwich, to his official, and 
dated ' in Hospicio nostro juxta Chaiiyngg. prope London., viii Kal. Decembr., 


3.5. f. 155. 'Bulla (Johannis Pape XX 1 1.) pro subsidio.' 'Dat Avinion, 
Kal. Marcii, Pontificatus nostri Anno decimo.' 

36. f. 155 b. Breve Regis Edwardi Vicecomiti SuflF. directum, contra 
congregationes et conventicula illicita. ' Teste meipso apud Westm. xxiiii 
Marcii, Anno regni nostri primo.' 

1772 li. m. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing ff. 170, numbered throughout, 
with from 85 to 46 lines in a page. Date, the xivth century. 

1. if. 1 — 13 J. ' Tractatus de decem Maxdatis per- 
utilis valde." 

Begins : 

Si vis ad vitam ingredi serva mandata, M*. 19. Dicturi de preceptis 
duo videamus... 
Ends: omnes homines etc. 

2. fiP. 13 5 — 18. 'Tractatus compendiosus de decem 


Begins : 

Sequitar modo de illis qui sunt... 
Ends : 

Vicinique thomm resque caveto suas. 

3. ff. 185 — 31a. 'Tractatus de decem maxdatis et 

CETERA etc' 

Begins : 

Fabrica Jeronimi de doctrina .. 

Ends: percognoscendum domini beneplacitum. 

4. ff. 31b — 36. Tractatus de decem maxdatis. 
Begins : 

Aperiat dominus cor... 
Ends: singulis preceptis secunde tabule, etc. Amen. 

5. ff. 37— 40. 'Ars Predicaxdi.'' 


Begins : 

Ad erudicionem simplicium. Ut per se ipsos in coUacionibus. .. 
Ends : 

. . .in gpirituali etc. Explicit. 

6. ff. 41 — 169. Sermones in three different hands. 

Apprehende arms &c. Ps. xxxiv. 2. Si debilis quisquam... 

...delectabiinus in omni bono quod nobis concedat etc. 
A different hand has written on a fly-leaf at the beginning the first words 
of all these sermons. English sentences and verses are frequently introduced, 
e.g. f. 42, ' For I am dughti of deda wo so will me knowe be fe kyte ho may 
se J)e pecok and J)e crowe.' 

On the parchment fly-leaves, at the end, besides some rude drawings, is 
a list of the chapters of the Bible. 

1773 li. m. 9. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 165, in double columns 
of 33 lines. Date, the xiiith century. 

S. AuGDSTiNi Opera Varia. 

1. ff. 1 — 3. In a different hand from the rest of the MS. 
Epistolce ad S. leronimum cum responsionibus et ad Prcesidium. 

These are Epistles 67, 08, 39, 74, and a fragment of 73, as they appear 
in the Paris edition, 1836, T. ii. 

This is followed by Lives of Si Blanius and St Gregory. 

2. ff. 4 — 66. ' Liher de doctrina Christiana.'' 

Begins (after the prayer ' Dixi domiuodeus mens...' and the extract from 
the Retractt.) : 

Sunt precepta quedam tractandarum... 
Ends : 

...quantulumcunque potul facultate disserui. 
lUd. III. coll. 14—162. 

3. ff. 66— 85. 'Defidead Petniin' {¥\x\gQu\:\i]. 

Begins : 

Epistolam fill Petre tue caritatis... 

...illi deus revelavit. 
Ibid. VI. Append. 1101-1136. 


A paragraph, * Qualiter Christus sedeat ad dexteram Dei Patris,' and an 
extract from the ' Liber Qucestionum Evangelii dejide,' follow. 

4. ff. 86 —89. ' Contra Manicheos de duahus animabus.'' 
Begins : 

Duo animarum genera esse dicunt Manichei... 

...penitendum esse peccatum. 
The last paragraph alone of this treatise agrees with that under the same 
title in St Augustine s works, viu. coll. 160 d — 163 a. 

5. ff. 89— 95. 'DeSimboh: 
Begins : 

Sacramentum symholi quod accepistis. . . 

Ends : 

...perpetuo conjungi mereamur. Amen. 
lUd. VI. 951—964. 

6. ff. 95, ^Q. ' Sermo de Baptismo: 

Cum per sacratissimum crucis signum... 

...seenri eritis de tanto memore per etx:. 

7. ff. 96 — 101. ^ Sermo de Cathaclismo.'* 
Begins : 

Quoniam in proximo est dies... 


...vestris orationibus pascar. 

Tbid. ^^. 1009—1020. 

8. ff. 101 — 105. ^ Sermo ad populum in parascetie.'' 

Admonet dominus deus noster... 

. . in tabemacola etema. Amen. 
This is the ' Sermo de Tempore Barbarico.' Ibid. vi. 1019 1030. 

9. ff. 105 — 107. jiliiLS ^ Sermo adpopulum in parasceite? 

Celesti gratie et spirituali plurie... 

...gloria cum spiritu sancto in secula seculorum. Amen. 
This is the ' Sermo de quarta feria.' Ibid. w. 999 — 1010. 


10. ff. 107 — 109. *• Explanatio Jidei Sancti leronimV 
Begins : 

Credimus in Deum... 
Ends : hereticum comprobabit. 
Opp. S. leronimi, Veron. 1742, xi. col. 146—148. 

11. ff. 109 — 111. '^ De Sacramento corporis et sanguinis 

Begins : 

Dominus noster ihesus christus de hoc mundo... 

...nisi latet quod querimus. 

12. ff. Ill — 117. ^ De substantia interiori.'' 
Begins : 

Substantia interior que una cum corpora. . 

...aut nomine anime duo inferiora. 
Paragraphs ' Defide ' and De imagine follow. 

13. ff. 117 — 125. *" S. Aug. de quinque heresibus^ 
Begins : 

Debitor sum fateor non necessitate... 
Ends : se custodiat in secula seculorum. Amen. 
Opp. vni. Append, coll. 1625 — 1548. 

14. ff. 126—183. 'De Agone Christiano." 

Corona victorie non promittitur. . . 

...coronam victorie mereamur. 
/6fd. VI. 417—442. 

15. ff. 134 — 138. Bedae *■ Sernio in festo Sancte Marie 


Mulierem fortem quia invenit... 


...cujus hec donante gratia profecit. 
This, though here called St Augustine's, is Bedc's TAhellus de Muliere 
forti. V. Opp. Migne, Par. 1850, T. ii. coll. 1039—1052. 


16. ff. 138— 145. ' De Sancta Trinitate: 
Begins : 

Indubitanter credo unom esse Denm... 

...cui humana ratio prebet experimentuin. 

17. ff. 145 — 150. ' Magistki Vacarii Tbactatcs de as- 


Begins : 

Suo B. suus V. salutem. Post collationem de homine assampto..- 


...ut supra ostensTim est. 
Vacarius, a Lombard, taught Roman Law in England in 1147. See 
Tanner, Biblioth. p. 730. 

18. ff. 150 — 157. 'Ejdsdem bumma de Matrimonio.' 

Begins : 

Duo sola sunt que andacem me... 


...forte peritus lector poterit inrenire. 

Short paragraphs on Sapientia, and ' Be Miraculis Sancti Andree ApogtoU, 

19. ff. 158 — 165. *■ Expositio simholi Sancti Episcopi Auffus- 
tini contra Judeos^ Paganos^ et Arrianos hereticos.'' 


Inter pressuras atque angustias... 


Ipse est enim qui vivit et regnat, &c. 
Opp. vm. Append. 1549 — 1568. 

Paragraphs on the Annunciation, an extract from St Angustine s ' De 
libro difiBnitionum recte fidei,' on * Presumptio,' follow. 

On f . 1 is wTitten, 

Liber magistri Walteri Crome sacre Theologie Professoris emptus ex 
magistro Willelmo Lavender, pret xs-wg niirf, solutum ex pecuniis dicti 
Walteri dicto Willelmo per manus magistri AViUelmi Lacebi, Capellani Mar- 
garie Sparwe de Colcester a. d. 1432 juxta festum exaltationis sancte crucis. 

Donatur iste liber Augustini de doctrina Christiana per M. Walterium 
Crome Communi Librarie Universitatis Cantabriggie, a. d. 1444 in festo 
Sancti Hugonis Episcopi, et est sextus Uber in ordine donatorum. 

And below : 

Liber M. Thome Thurkell. 

This name and also Crome's occur again on the reverse of f. 165. 


1774 li. ni. 10. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 177, numbered, with 44 
lines in a page. Date, the xiv th century. 

I. A Collection of Documents and Tracts respecting Pope 
John XXII. and Thomas Waleys, Armand, &c., concerning 
the Visio Beatifica. 

1. ff. ] — 36. '■ Sermo in die Omnium Sanctorum factus per 
dominum Joliannem Papam XXII. a.d. 1331/ 

Begins : 

Mementote operum patrum...! Mach. ii. 51. Beatus Bernardus in 
quodam sennone. 

2. ff. 3 5 — 10a. ''Sermo secundus ejusdem domini Johannis 
Pape in teriia dominica de adventu de eadem materia." 

Begins : 

Gaude semper in domino. Philipp, iv. 4. Karissimi, sicnt scitis... 
These are the Sermons ' Circa visionem beatificam,' respecting which see 
Baluzius, ViUe Paparum Aveniouerisium, i. col. 788 — 790. 

3. ff. 10a — 39. *■ Responsiones magisfri Armand i, magistri 
sacri Palacii^ de ordine Predicatorum^ ad \0 articulos ex parte 
heatitudinis apostolice missas fratri Armando Rectori sacri palacii? 

Begins : 

Sanctissime pater et beatissime super 10 articulos de vestro man- 

...a.d. 1323 die Jovis ante sacros omnes. 
Dated Avinion. Dec. 23, 1333. 

This is Armandus de Bello Visu, who, according to Fahricius, died about 
1334. See Cave, ii. p. 441, note d, who mentions this MS. of these ' Respon- 

4. ff. 40 — 48 b. ' Bpistoia fratris TTiome Waleys de inttan- 
Hhm et momentis." 

Begins : 

Non est veitrum nosae, &c. Acta L 7. Secundum Augustinum in 

...a scola theologie communiter approbatur. 
See Tanner, Bihlioth. p. 760, who mentions this MS. 


5. ff. 48 4— 53 5. ' Sermo /rairis Thome Waleys. Aviniony.'* 
Begins : 

Implebit ilium spiritum, Eccl. xv. 5. Advertendum est hie quod 
verba ista... 
This is the sermon preached at Avignon before John XXII. in which the 
latter was accused of heresy. At the end of the sermon follows the note 
about the author, *£go frater Thomas Waleys Anglicus...' printed from this 
MS., in Tanner, Biblioth. p. 749, who expresses his belief that it is in Thomas 
Waleys' own handwriting. For this, however, there seems no ground, as 
the entire MS. is in the same hand. 

6. ff. 53 5 — 915. Actus inquisitionis '•contra fratrem Tho~ 
mam Wal^s Anglicum ordinis predicatorum" et Hesponsiones ejus- 

Begins : 

In Christi nomine. Amen. Anno nativitatis ejusdem, 1333... 

...domini nostri pape et sancte matris ecclesie. 
This is styled by Tanner 'Articuli hsreticales et responsa.' 

7. ff. 91 b — 95 a. ' Epistola maglstri Johannis Lutterell, 
Anglici doctoris sacra theologie ad qtiemdam D. et curie Romane 
disputantem^ de visione faciali. 

Begins : 

Seipsum attencius supplicastis... 
Ends: nimis epistolam dilatarem. Valete. 

This is followed by a list, ' Ista sunt que opponuntur domino,' and 
' responsiones domini.' 

Bale, p. 420, supposes this tract to have been addressed to J. Baconthorp. 
Tanner, Biblioth. p. 489, has made two separate treatises out of it. Lutterell, 
who was Prebendary of Salisbury and Chancellor of Oxford, died in 133o. 

8. ff. 95 a — 118. '^ Epistola magistri Armandi predicatoris 
magistri sacri palatiV de heatijica visione. 

Begins : 

Ilia qui sursum est lerusalem. Gal. iv. 26. Scilicet a peccato et... 

...ubi istam determinat questionem. 
This is mentioned by Cave. The next two leaves are blank. 

II. ff. 121 — 177. JaCOBI de VlTRIACO 'HlSTORlA IeROSO- 



Begins : 

Terra sancta promissione deo amabilis... 
Ends: die in diem cxpectantes. 

An index of chapters follows. 

This will be found in the Gesta Dei per Francos, Hanov.lGlI, pp. 1051— 
1124. It is in the same hand as the rest of the MS. 

1775 li. m. 11. 

A small folio, on parchment, containing ff. 85, in double 
columns of 38 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

*Omelie beati Gregorii pape."' 

Begin (after the Epistola Reverentissimo et sanctissirao fratri Secundino 
...and the list of chapters) : 

Dominus ac redemptor noster paratos.. 
End: vestris mentibus loquatur, qui vivit, &c.' 
These are the 'Homiliae in Evangelia.' 0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1849, ii. 
coll. 1075—1312. 

At the end are 14 Verses on the Beatitudes; 
Beginning : 

Cum dicis pater inde datur sapientia que te. .. 
And ending : 

Prestat et efficeris pauper, tua premia regnum. 

1776 Ii. m. 12. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 1 37, with 32 line.s in a page. 
Date, the xith century. The diagrams are coloured throughout, 
and executed with great care ; the initial letters also are remark- 
able, especially those in ff. 62, Q5^ 93. There are two figures in 
f. ], and in f. 61 ; besides a portrait of Boethius, are three other 
figures, coloured, one of them striking a series of bells with a 
hammer, in order to try the tone. 

1. ff. 1 — 60. 'BoETii PE Arithmrtica."' 
Begins : 

In dandis accipiendisque muneribns... 


Ends with the diagrams of Arithmetick, Geometrick, and Harmonick 
Proportion, and ' Consonantise." 

Opp. ed. .Aligne, Par. 1847, i. colL 1079—1168. 

2. fiF. 62. * Ejusdem de Musica.' 
Begins : 

Omnium quidem perceptio sensuum .■ 

...generibus nusquam una. 
A list of chapters follows each book. 
Ibid. colL 1167—1300. 

Several times ' De claustro ecclesie Christi Cantuar.' is written on the 
margins. The last three leaves contain a catalogue of books, most probably 
belonging to this monastery. A great many copies of Horace, Virgil, Lucan, 
Persius, Juvenal, and Boetius de Consclatione are mentioned. 

1777 li. m. 13. 

A small folio, on vellum, now containing 153 leaves, each page 
containing about 32 lines, neatly written in a hand which may be 
referred to the xivth century. Many notes in later hands occur 
throughout the volume. The initial letters of the hnes are rubri- 

' Statu Papixii Sursuli Thebaydos,"" Libri xii. 

Begins (fol. 2) : 

Fratemas acies altemaque regna profanis... (Lib. i. v. 1.) 

Ends (fol. ult.) abruptly : 

Cuius in Ogigio stet princeps lancea muro. (Lib. xii. v. 664.) 

Prefixed (on fol. 1 and 2) are four introductory pieces of a few lines each, 
the first and last in prose, the other two in hexameter verse. The first words 
of each of them are as foUows : (1) Intencio hujus auctoris est; (2) Asso- 
ciat Tideum profugum (piinted in the Paris edition of 1825) ; (3) Thesi- 
phonem vocat ; (4) Quseritur quo tempore. 

Tliis MS. was partially collated for Lemaire's edition (Paris, 1825 — 1830), 
who refers to it. Vol. iv. p. 66, under the title of the ' Excerpta Cod. Cantabr. 
penes editorem.' He describes the present MS. Vol. iv. p. 57. 

1778 li. m. 14. 

A tall quarto, on parchment, containing 226 leaves numbered 
irregularly, with from 40 to 50 lines in a page, written in Latin, 
in a hand of the early part of the xvth century. The initial 

E E 2 


letters are red and blue. Towards the end of the volume the 
titles in the margins have been mutilated by the binder in cut- 
ting the edges. 


1. pp. 1 — 343. Constitutiones Legatinoe Othonis et Othobonis, 
cum Annotationibus Johannis de Aihon. 

See Lynd wood's Provinciale. 

At the end of the Constitutions of Atho, on p. 200, is an article, in a dif- 
ferent handwriting, 'De Denariis beati Petri,' which concludes with the Bull 
of Gregory VI., giving the amount of Peter-pence to be levied in the several 

2. p. 344. Constitutiones in Concilio Lambetkensi per Bo- 
nifacium^ Cantuar. Archiep. *■ Dat. apud Westmon. vii Juniiy 

The date of the year is undoubtedly an error. "Wilkins (I. 756) dates 
this Council, vi. Id. Junii^ HcciiXi. 

3. p. 353. Constitutiones Johannis Peccham^ Cantuar. 
Archiep., '• ed. apud Lambeth, a.d. mcclxxxi.' 

See Wilkins, 11.51. 

4. p. 367. ^ Concilium factum apud JReding [\.T).MCCLy.xix.'\, 
celebratum per Johannem Pecham, assistentibiis sibi suis suffra- 
ganeis et aliis procuratoribus ibidem, de institucionibus.'' 

Wilkins, II. 33. 

5. p. 372. Constitutiones Simonis Mepham, Cantuar. Ar- 
chiep., apud S. Paulum London, a.d. mcccxxviii. 

See Wilkins, II. 552. 

6. p. 375. Constitutiones Johannis Stratford, Cantuar. 
Archiep., in Concilio Londinensi editce, a.d. mcccxlii. 

Wilkins, 11.702. 

7. p. 386. ' Constituciones Dni Boberti Wynchilse, Cantuar, 
Archiep. Apud Merton."* [a.d. mcccv.] 

This title, given in the margin, is incorrect. They consist of three 
articles,— De mortuariis, De proliibitiune Scotallarum,and De bis in die nii»- 
sam celcbrantibu.s. The first two are given by Wilkins (11. 718) as Con.sti- 
tutions of Giles de Bridport, Bishop of Salisbury, a.d. 12.'5C: but all three 
are by Spehnan (II. 133) ascribed to Stephen Langton, a.d. 1206. 


8. p. 387. Constiiutiones Roherti Winchehey^ de omamentU 
<§•<•. ecdesiw ad parochianos spectantihus. a.d. mccc. 

Spelman, II. 433. 

9. p- 388, Ejmdem Constituiio de obedientia Sacerdotittn 
Rectorihus S^c. a.d. mcccv. 

AVilkins, 11.280. 

10. p. 388. '■ Sfatutum Johannis Peccham^ Cantuar. Archiep., 
de eucharistia custodienda, S^-c.'' [a.d. mcclxxx.] 

Wilkins, II. 48. 

11. p. 390. '■ Statutum factum a Dno Symone [Mepham, in 
Concilio Maghfeldensi, a.d. mcccxxxii.], de diebus festis cele- 

Wilkins, II. 560. 

12. p. 392. Breve Regis Edw. II. de bonis ecclesiasficarum. 


Wilkins, II. 460. 

13. p. 392. ' Concordia infer regem Anglie et episcopos^ de 
regia prohibicione^ a.d. mcccxix. 

WUkins, II. 497. 

14 p. 394. * Const ituciones in Concilio MerUmmti^ 
WUkins, II. 278. 

15. p. 396. ^ De visitacione Archidiaconorum^ et in quihtu 
debent inquirere in tisitacionibus eorum^ pr out pater in...'' 

16. p. 405. * Concilium Ozon celebratum a Symone, Cantuar. 
Archiep., a.d. mccxxii.' 

Simon is doubtless a clerical error for Stephen [[LangtonJ, 
WUkins, I. 587. 

17. p. 416. ^Nova Constitucio quantum solvi debeat pro 
probacione testamentorum^ 

18. p. 418. In a later handwriting. 

''Constitucio edita per dnm Henricum Chichelee, Cantuar. Ar- 
ehiep.ypiiblicata ad magnam crucem infra magnum cimiterium ec- 
clesie cathedralis S.Pauli London^ xxviii Octobris, a.d. mccccxiv.' 
De clericis conjugatis, 
WUkins, III. 370. 


1779 li. m. 15. 

A folio, on paper, with a few parchment leaves, containing 
ff. 204, numbered, with 49 lines in a page. Date, the xvth 

1. ff. 1 — 8. 'Tractatus S. THOMiE Aquinatis de Regi- 
MiNE BEGUM ad regem Cypri."* 

Begins : 

Cogitanti mihi quid ofFeram regie celsitudini... 

. . ut animi hominum recreentur et cetera. 
This contains only Lib. i. and part of Lib. ii., ending in the fourth 

Opp. T. XVII. Opusc. XX. 

2. ff. 8, 9. 'Ejusdem de Regimine subditorum ad Du- 
cissam Brabantie."' 

Begins : 

ExccUentie vestre recepi literas... 

...per tempora longiora, etc. Et in hoc finitur tractatus. 
lb. Opusc. XXI. 
The next two leaves are blank. 

S. ff. 12 — 204. Joannes Duns Scotus in Liurum quar- 
TUM Sententiarum. Imperfect. 
Begins : 

Samaritanus ille piissimus spoUatum videns... 

...nolito quia quilibet artus... 
Opp. ed. Wadding. Lugd. 1639, T. vii. 

1780 li. m. 16. 

A small folio, on vellum, containing 1 48 leaves, (of which the 
first and last are blank,) each page containing about 39 lines, 
neatly written in a hand of the xiiith century. The initial letters 
are finely ornamented, and coloured in red, blue, and green. Re- 
marks in later hands occasionally occur in the volume. The title 
is given in a later hand. 



Begins (fol. 1) : 

Quedam partes corporum animallam dicuntur non composite... 
(De Anim. Hist. Lib. i. c 1.) 
Ends (fol. penult.) : propter causam finalem, et propter causam moventem. Ex- 
plicit. (Dc Anim. Gener. Lib. v. c ult.) 
A few lines at the head of the first book state that this is a translation of 
the work which Aristotle composed on the nature, parts, and generation of 

The opening words are : 

In nomine Domini nostri Jesu Christi omnipotentis, misericordis, et piL 
Translatio tractatus primi libri quem composuit Aristoteles in cognicione 
naturarum animalium agrestium et marinonim. 

For the division into nineteen books see Dd. rv. 30, Vol. i. p. 233. This 
translation is by Michael Scott. See Coxe. Cat. Cod. Oxon, p. 110. Coll. 

1781 E. in. 17. 

A small folio, on parchment, of 137 leaves of about 37 lines, 
written in the xvth centur}'. 

A Collection op Tracts and Recipes in Alchemy axd 

From original defect of the material as well as from dirt the first two 
leaves are nearly illegible. Among the Tracts are some by Theodoric, Avi- 
cenna, and Rasis. The volume is incomplete at the end. The two final 
flj'-leaves consist of pages of Philosophical Dicta, written in the xivth cen- 
tury, with a very wide margin. The names of former owners of the volume 
are ^Vylhelmus Chausey, Wylhelmus Martj-n and Johannes Rant, ' olim 
coUegii Gon. & Cai. socius dignissimus,' who presented it to the Library in 
1655. An old title of the volume is given in the beginning, ' Rosarium 

17«2 IL m. 18. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 150, with 19 lines in 
each page. Date, the xiiith centurj-. 

Libri Deuteroxomii, Parabola rum, EccLEsiASTiB et 
Canticorum Vulgate Editioxis cum gloss a ordinaria 
marginali et interhneari. 

In f. 1 are some notes on the emblems, &c. of the four Evangelists, in a 
difierent hand from the rest of the MS. The prologue to Deuteronomy 
begins £ 2; to the Proverbs, f . 66 ; to Ecclesiastes, f. Ill ; and to the Can- 
ticles, f. 131. The MS. is paged throughout. 


1783 li* ni. 19. 

A folio, on parchment, of 126 leaves, in double columns of 40 
lines. The first initial is richly illuminated. 


This work of Robert Grosteste on natural philosophy and its history con- 
sists of 19 tractatus or 284 chapters. Tanner mentions the present MS. 
p. 347, ". The treatise begins : 

Philosophantes famosi primi fuerunt Caldei... 

Ends: colorem ipsorum pariter mixtorum. 

Explicit Summa Philosophic Domini Roberti quondam Episcopi Lin- 
coluiensis et dividitur secundum quosdam in tractatus 19 cujus summe 
tractatus primus intitulatur de ortu Philosophorum ut prius. 
Then follow in the same writing Quotationes et capitula totius summe. 

1784 li- i°- 20. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 133, in double columns 
of 39 lines. Date, the xiith century. 


The prologue begins : 

Dominis suis et fratribus meldunensia cenobil... 
The work begins : 

Dominus dicit in evangelic... 
Ends: ipso fonte biberimus. 
This is divided into four parts. 


li. III. 21. 

A magnificent MS., in folio, containing ff. 298, in double 
columns of from 21 to 42 lines. Each book has an illuminated 
initial; that to the first probably contained a picture of the Vision 
of IJoethius, but it has been shamefully cut away. Date, the xivth 

1. ff. 1 — 180. * BoETius DE Consolatione Philosophi-e,' 
WITH THE English Version ascribed to Chaucer. 


The first eight leaves are occupied by an index. The translation alter- 
nates with the text, something in the same way as in Caxton's edition. At 
the end occur the lines 

Explicit expliceat ludere scriptor eat. 
Finito libro sit laus et gloria Christo. 
Corpora scribentis sit gratia cunctipotentis. 

2. ff. 181 — 298. 'Exposicio pbeclara [ix librcm Boetii 
DE Consolatioxe] quam Johaxxes Theutoxicl'3 prescripsit et 
finhit A. D. 1306, 8 Idus Junii."' 
Begins : 

In libro Boetii de consolations philosophie... 

...judicis cuncta tuentis, cui laus etc. 

Besides the above title, which is taken from the colophon, at the end are 
the lines, 

Hec lectura petit quisnam sit lector et unde 

Ne careat tytulis ut peregrina suis 
Hie est ^ViUelmus medicine sorte magister 
Regis Arogonie de dicione fait. 

X786 II m. 22. 

A folio, on parchment, containing S. 270, in double colnmns 
of 46 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1, 2. ' Capitulum Dudum in quo patet auctoritas fra- 
trum de con/essnone audienda.^ 


Bonifacius episcopus servus servomm... 

...dat. Lateran. xn. kl. Marcii pontificat. nostri anno sexto. 
This is Bonifece VIII. and therefore in the year 1300. 

2. ff. 2, 3. ' Epistola Aristotelis ad Alexandrum magnum.'' 

Begins : 

Alexandro regi Aristoteles, cum sit corpus... 

...debUitant corpus et siccant. 
Se^ Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. T. iii. pp. 283, 284, ed. Harles. 

3. f. 4. '■ Decretum generalis Synodi Basiliensis confirmans 
BuUam Eugenii Papw concessam Magistro et Sociis CoHegii 


Corporis Christi et heatm Virginis Mariw Universitatis Canta- 
hrigia; super veneratione sanctissimi Corporis Domini nostri Jesu 

Begins : 

Sacrosancta generalia sinodus Basilicnsis... 

Ends with a list of indulgences given by diiFerent Popes. 

This is dated 5 non. Jul. 1434. It is printed in Masters's History of Cor- 
pus Christi College, Appendix, p. 1. 


Begins : 

In principio &c. In istis verbis secundo tanguntur prinio datur 
nobis intelligi... 

...pastores veri qui pascunt agnos. 
An index follows. 

5. ff. 43 — 140. A Compilation of Sermones Dominicales 
from Jacobus Januensis, Odd, &c. 

Begins ; 

Dicite filie Syon, &c. Sciendum quod gratiam Dei... 

...laus requies amor concordia dulcis. Ad ilia gaudia ctcma pcr- 
ducat nos, etc. 

Prefixed is the following preface : 

' Penuria studencium in materia morali paupertasque juvcnum qui 
copia privatur librorum ut importuna sociorum meorum instancia, non te- 
meritatis audacia, induxerunt me ut de singulis evangeliis dominicalibus que 
per anni circulum Icguntur aliquam facerem compilacionem sermonum.' 
They are described as being by ' Januensis, Parisicnsis, Lugd. [i. e. Joannes 
Lugdunensis], Odo, atque ceteri quorum nomina communiter scribuntur in 
margine libri.' 

There is an index at the end. 

6. ff. 144 — 227. 'Tabula fratris Jacobi Ja.nuensis 


Begins with ' Abstinencia ' and ends with ' Christi Clementia.' 
A list of the chapters which the several heads contain follows. 

7. ff. 227 — 2.52. ' Figure biblie secundum Alphabeti 
ORDiNEM." In 129 chapters. 


Begins (after a prologue, Tanta poUet excellencia predicacionis officium...): 

De abstinencia et jejunio. Precepit dominus Ada... 
Ends with Zelum indiscretum. 
The next four leaves are blank. 

8. ff. 257 — 265. A Supplement to the Tabula of Jacobus 

Begins with Recidinacio and ends with Zelus. 
This is written in exactly the same manner as § 6. 

9. ff. 265 — 267. ' Meditacio de poLSsione heaie Virginis Marie 
in passione Jili sui, vel lamentaciones beati Bernardi.'' 

Begins : 

Quis dabit capiti meo aquam... 

. .super omnia benedictus sit filius ejus dominus noster ihesus chris- 
tus. Amen. 

10. ff. 267 — 270. ' Ongenis Homilia de Maria MagdaUva,? 
[St John XX. 11.] 

Begins : 

Maria stabat, &c. Audivimus fratres Mariam... 

...quia ^ddi dominum et hec dixit mUii, cui, &c. 
Ofp. Par. 1512, T. iii. fF. exxix — cxxxi. 

On f . 5 is written, ' Ex dono fratris Johannis Folsham monachi Nor- 

1787 li. m. 23. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 243, in double columns 
of 33 lines. The initial letters are varied and highly ornamented. 
One of the headings, f. 42 5, is in green. Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 218. 'S. AuGUSTiNi Sermones de Verbis Do- 

Begins (after a list of the texts) : 

Evangelium audivimus et in eodem dominum... 

Ends : 

...veniet qui exigat. Amen. 

These are the sixty -four sermons ' De verbis Domini,* and the first 
twenty-four ' De verbis Apostoli,' according to the veiMS or da. V. Ofp. ed. 
Par. 1838, p. cxxxviii. 

The next two leaves are blank. 


2. ff. 221— 243. 'Ejusdem Enchiridion; 
Begins : 

Dici non potest dilectissime fili Laurenti... 
Ends: fide et spe et caritate conscripsi, 
lb. VI. coll. 343—410. 

1788 li. m. 24. 

A large folio, on parchment, containing ff. 220, in double 
columns of 44 lines. Date, the xiith century. Many of the 
initial letters are illuminated. The verses of the Psalms are 
throughout in rubrick. 

Petrus Lombardus in Psalmos. 

Begins (after a prologue. Cum oranes prophetas sancti spiritus revela- 

Beatus, vir, &c. Beatus cui omnia optata succedunt... 
Ends : 

...omnis spiritus laudet dominum. Flnito libro rex Christus sit 
benedictus. Amen. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. i. 

On f. 2 is written, 'Orate pro anima magistri Johannis Steward, rectoris 
de Marisco, qui hunc librum attulit ecclesie Cath. Sancte Trinitatis Nor- 
wyci, A.D. 1495.' This occurs again at the end. 

On the two fly-leaves at the beginning are a number of Latin verses 
containing events of Scripture history, e. g. 

De Nativitate Christi : 
Obsequitur parit exoritur stupet inspicit orat 
Preco virgo deus mula juventa Joseph. 

De Dicite et Lnzaro. 
Dives habet pauper querit negat exit uterque 
Dives ad interitum Lazarus ad requiem. 

1789 11* ni. 25. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 145, in double columns 
of 27 lines. Date, the xiv th century. 

ToiJ ayiov {(oavvov Xpuaoo'TOfiov ofiiXiai 13. 
Begins : 

"EvXoyrjThs 6 Qths, ort Koi inl r^r ytvtat. . . 



. . .OTi avTci Trpinfi 17 io^a tls tovs alavas. afirjv. 

These are the Homilice in Oziam, in the order 3, 4, 1, 2, 5, 6, 0pp. ed. Par. 
1834, T. VI. ; the Condones de Luzaro, 1, 2, 3, 5, 4, 7, T. i. ; and the Oratio 
in Kalendas, T. i. col. 854. 

1790 H m. 26. 

A folio, on parchment, containing 237 leaves, with 43 lines in 
each page. Date, the xvth century. 

1. Imperfect at the beginning, but a colophon supplies the 
title : 

'Liber Galfridi Chawcer de Gestis Peregrixorum 
VERSUS Caxtuariam,*' OF Chauccr'^s Canterbury Tales (fol. 1 
to fol. 234). 

Begins in the ' Prologues,' v. 67, the remainder of the text being added 
by a later hand in the margin. On foL 2346 are some historical notes. 

2. 'Bona Carta gloriose Passionis Domini nostri 
Jesu Christi f double columns. 

Begins (fol. 235 o) : 

Hho so euyr will rede this boke 

And with gostly ey ther yn loke... 
Ends (fol. 237 a): 

To that blysse he may vs bryng 

That made of no3t all maner thyng. 
See Ee. 11. 15, § 7. 

Two small fragments fill up fol. 237 a. 

Trace of ownership : * Thys ys George Towkars bowke, lentt to hyme 
by George HaroUde surgentt the fyrst day of August, Anno Domini 1558.' 

X791 IL m. 27. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 296, with 45 lines in 
a page. Date, the xvth centun,-. The initial letters of ff. 1, 2, 
are illuminated with a rich border. In that in f. 1 there is a coat 
of arms effaced. The lower part of the border in f. 2 has been cut 

Pros^ super Psalmos, in order, arranged under heads, which 
are written in rubrick. 


The prologue begins : 

De bonis et malis et eorum edificio. Quoniam salvam faciet dominus 
The work begins : 

De patema et materna generacione Christi. Exurge psalterium et 


...fac me audire vocem tuam. 
There is an index at the end. On a fly-leaf is the name Aron Capell. 

1792 E. m. 28. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 239, in double columns 
of 40 lines- Date, the xiith century. The initial letters are 
alternately red and green. Two leaves have been torn out be- 
tween ff. 221 and 222. 



Intuentes quod modo audivimus... 

...meum terminare sermoncm. 
0pp. ed. Par. 18.37, T. in. coll, 1677—2474. 

1793 li. m. 29. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 90. Date, the xivth 
century. The initial letters to each treatise are illuminated. A 
leaf is lost between ff. 88 and 89. 

1. ff. 1 — 14. In double columns of 51 lines. 

ExposiTio IN DECEM MANDATA [a fratrc Joanui de Wal- 
deby ?] 


Detectis ut cumque parumper arris quibus debenius... 

...ista contempta discitur aliena et cetera. Decalogus nunc explicit 

At the foot of f. 1 are the lines, 

Eflfigiem Christi qui transis pronus adora 
Non turn effigicm sed quern designat honora. 


2. ff. 45 — 64. In single columns of 57 lines. 
JoAxxis DE Waldeby IX Oratioxem Domixicam. 

Begins : 

Septies in die laudem dixi iibi... 

...ipsi gloria et imperium in secola seculomm. Amen. 

3. ff. 64 — 74. EjusDEM IN Salutationem Angelicam. 


Vas electionis Paulas doctor gentium... 

...Cui cum sua prole gloriosa sit honor et gloria in secula seculorum. 
Amen. Per fratrem Johannem Waldeby ordinis Sancti AugustinL 

4. ff. 74 — 88. Ejusdem ix Symbolum Apostolicum. Im- 

Begins : 

Credo, domine, adjura incredulitatem meam... 

...incredulitatem meam, ut ab avaricia... 

5. ff. 89, 90. A Fragmext of the same Treatise as 
§ 2, in a later hand. 

Begins : 

Ideoque flentibus amicis... 
Ends (almost effaced) : 

...cum maxime infirmatur. 
These two leaves hare been misplaced, the latter being really the prior of 
the two. 

On f . 1 is written, ' Ex dono domini Johannis Molett prioris.' 
For J. Waldeby see Tanner, Biblioth. p. 745. 

179* li m. 30. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 224, in double columns, 
with 36 lines in each column. The initial letters are alternately 
red and blue. Date, the xrith century. 

Passioxale, or accounts of the lives and passions of Apostles 
and other Saints, occasionally divided into lections. At the end 
it is stated to have been ' corrected "* by one Hunchaldus. 

..-Historiographus noster Eusebius palestine provincie cesariensis 
urbis episcopus cum eccle^iasticam historiam scriberet •- 



Omuipotens dominus donet consortia nobis 
Omnibus in Sanctis luce perhenne frui. 

The contents are as follows : 

1. f. 1 a. Vita S. Silvestri episcopi et confessoris. 

2. £ 23 a. ... S. Genovefae virginis. 

3. f. 30 b. Omelia S. Augustini de Epyphania. 

This is Sermo 135, Appendix. Opp. T. V. Intelligere possumus fratres 

4. f. 31 b. Sermo Beati Leonis. 

This is Sermo 31. Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1846, T. V. col. 235. Celebrate 
proximo die. 

5. f. 32 a. Cuj us supra de eodem die. 

Sermo 33. Id. col. 240. Quamvis sciam dilectissimi. 

6. f. 34 a. Vita S. Hilavii episcopi et confessoris. 
... S. Mauri abbatis. 
... S. Launomari abbatis. 

Passio S. St'bastiani martiris. 
S. Agnetis virginis. 
S. Vincentii martiris. 
S. Blasii episcopi et martiris. 
S. Agathe virginis et martiris. 
Vita S. Amandi episcopi. 
Passio S. Juliane martiris. 
f. 92 a. Vita Beati Mathie apostoli. 

... S. Albini episcopi Andegavorum et confessoris. 
... S. Gregorii summi pontiiicis. 
... S. Leobini episcopi et confessoris. 
... S. Ambrosii episcopi. 
... S. Georgii martiris. 
Passio S. Marci evangeliste et martiris. 
Vita S. Philippi apostoli. 

Passio S. Jacobi apostoli, qui frater domini appellatus est. 
S. Gordiani martiris. (vi. Id. Maii.) 

26. f. 123 a. Sanctorum martirum Donatiani et Rogatiani. (ix. Knl. 

27. f. 124 6. Vita S. Gcrmani episcopi Parisiace urbis. 

28. f. 129 6. Passio S. Urbani pape et martiris. 

29. f. 136 b. ... S. Marcclli pape et martiris. 




f. 61 a. 


f. 56 a. 


f. 71 6. 






f. 81 a. 


f. 83 6. 


f. 88 6. 


f. 92 a. 


f. 96 a. 


£98 6. 


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30. f. 136 a. Passio Sanctorum martirum Massiliensium Victoris, Feli- 
ciani, Alexandri, Longini, et Deutherii parvuli, qui passi sunt sub Diocle- 
tiano et Maxim iano. 

31. f. 139 6. Passio SS. Johannis et Pauli martyrmn. 

32. f. 142 a. Vita S. Martialis. 

33. f. 155 a. ... SS. Processi et Martiniani. 

34. f. 156 a. Translatio S. Martini episcopi. 

35. f. 156 b. Sermo in Natali Apostolorum Petri et Pauli. 

This is St Augustine's Sermo 205 Appendix. Piscatoris et Persecutoris. 

36. f. 158 a. Passio S. Margarete virginis et martiris. 

37. f. 160 b. ... S. Apollinaiis martins. 
S. Jacobi apostoli. 
S. Christofori martiris. 
Sanctorum martirum Abdon et Sennea 
S. Laurentii martu-is. 
S. Ypoliti martiris sociorumque ejus. 
SS. Cyriaci, Sisinnii, Smaragdi et Largi martirum. 
S. Magni martiris. 
S. Simphoriani martiris. 
SS. Timothei et Apollinaris martirum. 
S. Felicis martiris. 
S. Adriani sociorumque ejus. 
S. Luciani sociorumque ejus. 
S. Valentini martiris. 
S. Alexandri pape et martiris. 
S. Vitalis martiris. 
S. Petronille virginis. 

Vita S. Medardi episcopi et confessoris. 

... S. Barnabe apostoli. 
Passio SS. Viti et Modesti martirum. 

Sanctorum martirum Ciriti et Julite matris ejus. 
Inventio sanctorum martirum Gervasii^et Protasii. 
V^ita S. Leuffredi abbatis. 

... S. Marine virginis. 

61. f. 223 a. Versus in memoria sapientissimi Hunchaldi, qui banc pas- 
ionem correxit. 
Begins : 

Preclivis orator sudans opobalsama cosmo. 



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62. Versus de Sanctis Apostolis. 
Begins : 

Continet hie corpus Clmstus quos limina pandit. 

1795 li. m. 31. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 271, in double columns 
of 43 lines. Date, the xvth century. 

The title is given by a later hand in the inside of the cover. 
' LuDOLPHUs DE ViTA Christi."" Impcrfcct at the end. 


Fundamentum aliud nemo potest ponere... 

...questione de pluralitate ben[eficiorum]. 

Printed Argent. 1474, and frequently since. The order of the cliapters 
varies considerably in this MS. from the prmted MS. : thus at the end of the 
second part follovir Chaps. 37 and 68 of the first part. For Ludolphus Saxo 
see Fabricius, Bibl. Med. et Infim. Latin, iv. p. 280. 

On. f. 1 is written, * Ex dono fratris Johannis Chaumpneys, mlxvii.' [sic] 

1796 11. m. 32. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 126, with 31 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiiith century. The initials, which are illu- 
minated, have been mostly cut away. There still remain two very 
fine specimens in ff. 58, 108. 

1. ff. 1 — 112. 'Sancti Dionisii Ariopaoite Libri qua- 
TUOR quos Johannes Eriugena transtulit de Greco in Latinum.^ 
Begins : 

Prefatio Ana8t<uii...lnteT cetera studia quae tam laudabUis... 

...simpliciter perfectione et summitas omnium. 
These four books consist of — 

* De celesti ierarchia.' 
' De ecclesiastica ierarchia.' 
' De divims nominibus.' 
' De mystica Theologia.' 

Prefixed are the usual prefaces and verses, v. ed. Argent. 1503. There 
is a marginal gloss, and occasionally some interlinear explanations of words. 


ff. 1- 28. 


ff. 28— 68. 


ff. 58-108. 


ff. 108—112. 


2. ff, 112 — 124. ' Ejusdem Epistol^ Diverse.' 

Tenebrse quidem obscune fiant lumine... 

. .et his qui tecum sunt trades. 

3. ff. 124—126. Extracts frotn Policrafes' Letter to Victor, 

S. Clement of Alexandria's Sermon, Quis salvatns dives, and from 

S. Chrysostam. 

Begin : 

Etenim per Asiam magna elements... 


■ . pamphili in ecclesiastica historia. 

From a note on f. 125, it appears that this book (marked by the begin- 
ning of its second leaf, -mo confessori) with some others formed the 'caucio ' 
of Mag. Johannis Berley, for iii. lib. xs. 

]1797 li. m. 33. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 196, >vith 40 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiith centiirj'. The initial letters are alter- 
nately red and green. Those on f. 5 have vignettes, almost 

1. ff, ] — 3. An ansioer to a work of ' quidam Seleucus qui 

passiones Apostolonim composuit,' styled ' de nativitate Sanctae 


Begins : 

Petis a me petitiunculam opere quidem levem... 


...evangelist® docuerunt dominum nostrum ihesum christum qui 
cum, &c. 

2. ff. 5 — 195. 'Registrum Gregorii : et continet xiii 
libros, epistolas 890.'' 

Begins (after the Simbolum fidei) : 

Valde necessarium esse perspeximus... 

...servare comedat. Amen. Data Kal. Nov. indictione duodecima. 
Opp. S. Greg. I. ed. Migne, Par. 1849, T, iii. 

3. f. 195. ' Conversio Berengarii ah heresi sua de sacra 

F F 2 


Begins : 

Anno ab incarnatione sempitemi principii 1078... 

. . doctrinam ab sc receperant. 
Opp, S. Greg. VII. ed. Migne, Par. 1853, coll. 809—812 a. 

4. ff. 195, 196. Leftters of Pope Paschal II. and S.Anselm. 

(1) Paschal to Henry I. Contra investituras ecclesiasticas. This is 

Epistol. 49. Opp. Paschal. Migne, Par. 1864, coL 70. 

(2) Paschal to S. Anselm. Ejccommunicatos esse investiturarum in 

Angliaf (tutor es. lb. Epistol. 144, col. 164. 

(3) S. Anselm to Emulf, Prior of Canterbury. Epist. 110, col. 148, 

T. n. Opp. S. Anselm. Migne, Par. 1854. 

(4) Paschal to Henry, Emperor of Germany. De Tnvestituris, Epist. 

316, col. 284, ed. Migne. 
This is imperfect, the last words being, Si quis auiem a clero. 

1798 li. IV. 1. 

A small folio, on parchment, containing ff. 144, in double 
columns of 30 lines. Date, the xiiith century. Some leaves are 
lost between ff. 117 and 118. 

S. AuGusTiNi Opera Varia. 

1. ff. 1 — 23. '■ De utilitate credendi.'' 

Begins (after the sentence from the Retractt., Jam vero apud Yppo- 
nem...) : 

Si michi honorate unum... 

...ero fortasse in ceteris promptior. 
Opp. ed. Par. 1837, vm. coll. 91—132. 

2. ff. 23— 33. ' De fide ac simhoh: 

Begins (after the sentence from the Retractt., Per idem tempus...) : 

Quoniam scriptum est... 

...quod credunt intelligant 
lb. VI. 269-280. 

3. ff. 34 — 67. ' Sermone8 iv. de simbolo.'' 

Begins : 

Accipite regulam fidei... 



...suo adventn preparavit. Amen. 
lb. VI. 917—076. 

4. ff. 67 — 72. ^Sermo de cantico novo.^ 

Begins : 

Omnis qui baptismum Cliristi dedderat... 

- . adjuvetis nos orationibus vestris. Amen. 
lb. VI. 989—1000. 

5. ff. 72— 78. 'Deiiii.feria: 

Begins : 

Celesti gratia et spirituali pluvia... 

...gloria cum spiritu sancto in secula seculomm. Amen. 
Ib.\i. 999—1010. 

6. ff. 78—84. ' De Catadigmo: 

Begins : 

Quoniam in proximo est dies... 

...saltern vestris orationibus pascar. 
lb. VI. 1009—1020. 

7. ff. 84 — 91. * Be tempore barbarico.'' 

Begins : 

Admovet dominus deus noster... 
Ends: eterna tabemacula. Amen. 
lb. VI. 1019—1030. 

8. ff. 91—94. ' Sermo defide: 

This b Sermo 259. Hodiemns dies magno sacramento. lb. v. 1547. 

9. ff. 94—96. Ali\k8 ' Sermo defide? 

Hoc dicimus et hoc docemus... 

...cum delectatione &ciamus. 

10. ff. 96, 97. ^ Sermo de caritate: 

This is Sermo 350. DiArinarum scripturarum multiplicem. lb. y. 1999. 

11. ff. 97—99. ' Sermo de timore Dei: 

This is Sermo 346. Recordamini nobiscum dilectissiiiu. lb. v. 1983. 


12. ff. 99, 100. *■ Ejusdermmde supra. "" 

This is Sermo 347. Multa nobis fratres de timore dei. Ih. v. 1986. 

13. ff. 101 — 103. ' Ejusdem unde supra."" 

This is Sermo 348. Non dubito dilectissimi. lb. v. 1990. 

14. ff. 103 — 107. '■ Sermo de faciendis elemosinis.'' 
This is Sermo 389. Admonet nos dominus de lectione. lb. v. 2228. 

15. ff. 1 07—1 12. ' Sermo de Perjurio: 

This is Sermo 180. Prima lectio que nobis hodie. lb. v. 1243. 

16. ff. 112 — 117. ' Sermo de excidio urbis Rome.'' Imperfect. 
Begins : 

Intueamur primam lectionem... 


...paciencia opus perfectum ha[bet]. lb. vi. 1045 — 1054 c. 

17. ff. 118 — 133. '' Ad inquisitiones Januarii.'' 

Begins (after the sentence from the Retractt., Libri duo quorum est 

Dilectissimo filio Januario--- 

...daturam atque lecturam. 
lb. u. 184—214. 

18. ff. 134 — 140. ^ De diJUionibus ecclesiasticorum dogma- 
turn'' [Gennadii.J 

Begins : 

Credimus unum deum esse-.- 

. . similitudinem in moribus invenire. 
lb. vin. Append. 1G93— 1704. 

19. ff. 140 — 144. ^ Exceptiones de tribus libris contra Par- 


Sacrilegium scismatis omnia scelera... 

. . .angeli in messc facturi sunt. 

These are taken from the three books, 'Contra epistolam Parmeniani.' 
lb. IX. coll. 61 sqq. 


"^9 IL IV. 2. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 237, in double columns, 
of 41 lines. Date, the xvth century, ff. 20.3 — 207 are blank. 

1. ff. 5 — 121. 'SuMMA SUPER sERMoxiBcs dicrum domini- 
calium et festi Valium totius anni compilata per fratrem Bone Fob- 
tux e de ordine fratrum minorum Parisiensis.' 


Dominus judex noster.-.Isai. xxxiii. []22.3 In verbis prepositis 

...Sancfti Stephani. 
Two sermons follow, ff. 122 — 124, written in a very bad cursive hand, 
on Ceci vident. Matt. xi. 5, and Nunc tempug acceptabile, 2 Cor. vi. 2. 

2. ff. 125 — 235. Sermones alii in the same hand as § 1. 
Begins : 

Sermo de gloriosa virgine. De qua natus est... 

...hie venit. 
The last three leaves are in a different hand. 

Prefixed is a full Ust of the titles of all the sermons in the volume, 287 
in number. On f . 1 is the name of R. Catton, and on f 5 that of Henricus 
de Lakenham. 

1800 n IV. 3. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 109, numbered, in 
double columns of 34 lines. The initial letter contains a shield 
aules, three crowns or ; and there is an ornamented border round 
the page. Date, the xvth century. 


Begins (foL 8) : 

Est autem in primis hie notandum... 

snpema providentia preservantur. Amen. 
Prefixed is a dedicatory epistle, ' Gloriosissimo et metuendissimo principi 
ac domino nostro Domino Ricardo Regi Anglie...* and a prologue, * Progenies 

Dymmok flourished m 1390. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 243, who refers 
to this MS. 


At the end is the name Richard Cai-ter, and at the beginning a note to 
the effect that 'aUerum exemplar MS. hoc multo vetustius et splendidius' 
is in the library of Trinity Hall. 

1801 li. IV. 4. 

A small folio, on parchment, containing ff. 133, in double 
columns of 30 lines. Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 57- ' FuLCHERius Presbyter de Captione Je- 

This is printed in Du Chesne's Francorum Historic, fol. Paris, 1541, 
Tom. IV. pp. 816 — 868 b. The edition is carried on much further than the 
MS. which however, besides a prologue and table of contents not printed, 
contains the following notice at the conclusion : 

Tunc temporis Girardus Hospitalarius Jerusalem obiit. Cujus est 
hoc epitaphium : 

Girardus jacet hie vir humillimus inter eos [sic] 

Pduperibus servus et plus hospitibus 

* * * * 

Septies et decies orto sub Virgine Phebo 
Ad superos vehitur angelicis manibus. 
The Prologue begins : 

Placet equidem vivis, prodest etiam mortuis... 


verba historica que secuntur declarabunt. 

There is no trace in this MS. of the division into three books which is 
made in Du Chesne's edition. 

2. ff. 58 — 133. Galfridi Monumetensis ' Historia Bri- 


Begins : 

Cum mecum multa et de multis... 


...sermonem transferre curavi. 

Sec cd. Giles, Lond. 1844. 

1802 li- ^' 5. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 83. § 1 is dated 1338, 
the rest is of the xvth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 14. In a minute hand, with 47 lines in a page. 


jUDiciARio, circa crimina corrigenda.' 


Begins : 

Corripiet me Justus in misericordia. . . 


...meruisse creduntur. 

A note at the end states that this Compilacio'was completed '.In domo 
fratrum predicatorum Oxon. a.d, 1338, mense Augusto/ and that the initial 
letters of the chapters give the title and author's name whenj)ut together. 

See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 143, who refers to this MS. 

2. ff. 15 — 33. This and the remaining sections are in a hand 
of the xvth centurj', in double columns of 47 lines. 

' libellus de coxfessioxibus editcs a fratre rogero 

Conway contra Ricardum Archiepiscopum Armachanum.' 


Confessio et pulchritudo in conspectu ejus... 


.. et aliis similia perpetrandi. 

For Conway or Chonoe, see Tanner, Biblioth. p. 197. This treatise was 
published at Paris, 1496, and will be found in Goldast's collection, Monarch. 
II. pp. 1410 sqq. 

3. ff. 33—70. 'Tractatus qui vocaturDiEXA Salutis editus 
a fratre Petro Aureoli excellentis doctoris Parisius ordinis mi- 

Begins : 

Hec est via ambulate in ea &c. Magnam misericordiam facit. . . 

...omnes peccaverunt et indigent gloria Dei que est infinita ad 
quam, &c. 
Petrus Aureoli flourished in 1316. See Fabricius, Bibl. 3 fed. et Infim. 
Latin, v. p. 243. 

This treatise is given to Guillelmus de Lancea in Ee. iv. 23, § 3. It is 
usually ascribed to S. Bonaventura, and will be found in the Mayence edi- 
tion of his works, 1607, T. vi pp. 272—325. 



Abiciamus opera tenebrarum... 

...quere de contemplatione. 
This is the Appendix Diets Salutis. S. Bonavent. 0pp. T. vi. pp. 325 — 



Begins : 

Cum omnibus mobilibus nobilior sit sapientia... 

...frequencius celebrantur etc. 
This is mentioned by Tanner, Biblioth. p. 143. 

6. f. 75. '' Declaracio quomodo ducatus Aquitanm sit ad 
regem Anglice devolutus.'' 


Sciendum quod a.d. 1136 Willelmus dux aquitanus .. 

7. ff. 75, 76. ' Declaracio quomodo dominium Hibemie sit ad 
regem Anglie devolutum.'' 


A.D. 1134. Nicholaus episcopus Albanensis nacione Anglicus... 

8. ff. 76, 77. ' Declaracio jusiitie regis Anglie ad Walliam 
ei ejus dominium.'' 


Circa a.d. 470, ix"* Sept. in antiquis cronicis Britonum... 

9. ff. 77 — 83. 'Tractatus de Unitatb Ecclesiastics 
Potestatis a Symone de Borastona.' 


Fiet unum ovile et unus pastor... 
Ends: opus sit revocare. 
This treatise is mentioned by Tanner, p. 143. 

§§ 2 — 9 are portions of a larger MS. as the columns arc numbered by the 
original scribe, beginning with 323. 

1803 li. IV. 6. 

A large octavo, on vellum, containing 605 pages of 20 lines 
each, beautifully written in a hand of the xith century. 
A Collection of Homilies, in Anglo-Saxon. 
]. '■Dominica tertia post Theophaniam^ 
Begins (p. 2) : 

Matheus, se eadiga godspellere awrat... 
Printed in the Homilies of JElfrxc^ ed. Thorpe, i. 120 sq. 


2. De Evangdii textu: title supplied from other copies. 
Begins (p. 20) : 

Mine gebro*ra we wylla* eow gereccean. . . 
Printed, as above, u. 378 sq. 

3. '■Dominica in Sephiagessima^ 

Begins (p. 27) : 

Drihten ssede J>is bigspell. . . 

Printed, as above, ii. 72 sq. 

4. De Alleluia: title supplied from Wanley, p. 12, § 16. 

Begins (p. 43) : 

Leofan men, we wyllaS eow secgean be fyssere andweardan tide. . . 

5. ' Dominica in Sexagessima.'' 

Begins (p. 47) : 

On sumre tide ]7a|)a micel meniu samod com . . 

Printed, in Thorpe, n. 88 sq. 

6. ' Dominica in Quinquagemma.'' 

Begins (p. 61) : 

Her is gersedd on fisum godspelle }« we nu gehyrdon... 

7. ' In Capiie leunii.'' 
Begins (p 77) : 

On ])issere wucan on wodnes-dseg swa swa gesylfe witon is.. 

8. ' Dominica I. in Qaadragessima.'' 

Begins (p. 94) : 

Ic wolde eow trahtnian... 

Printed, in Thorpe, l 166 sq. 

9. '■Alia Parabola in eadem die.'' 

Begins (p. 113) : 

Men fa leofostan, eow eallum is cu*... 

Printed, as above, n. 98 sq. 

10. *^ Dominica II. in QuadragessimaJ' 
Begins (p. 125) : 

Drihten Hselend freade... 
Printed, as above, n. 110 sq. 

11. ^Dominica III. in Quadragessima? 
Begins (p. 134) : 

On ])sere mseran tide }>e se mild-heorta Hselend wunode... 


12. ' Dominica IV. in Quadragessima.'' 
Btgins (p. 150): 

Se Hielend ferde ofer 8a Gralileiscan sa... 
Printed, in Thorpe, i. 180 sq. 

13. '■Sermo de Lege Dei in media Quadragesimae.'' 
Begins (p. 161): 

Men ])a leofostan, we racdaS nu set Codes jienungum... 
Printed, in Thorpe, ii. 188 sq. 

14). ' Secundus Sermo. De Josue et de Pugnis eim.'' 
Begins (p. 187) : 

Moyses and Aaron and ]ja yldestan ealdras... 
Printed, in Thorpe, ii. 212 sq. 

15. *■ De Oratione Moysi.^ 
Begins (p. 201) : 

^fter fam fe Moyses se msera heretoga of Egipta-lande. . 

16. '■Dominica Quinta' [in Lent]. 
Begins (p. 218) : 

Deos tid fram ]jisum andweardum dseg... 
Printed, in Thorpe, ii. 224 sq. 

17. ' Dominica de Passione Domini.'' 
Begins (p. 238): 

Drihtnes frowunge we wyllaiS... 
Printed, in Thorpe, n. 240 sq. 

18. ' Euangelium in die Ramis Palmarum^ 
Begins (p. 264): 

Cristes prowung wies gersedd nii beforan us... 
Piinted, in Thorpe, i. 206 sq. 

19. *■ Die Dominica Paschae.'' 
Begins (p. 279) : 

Oft ge gehyrdon embe i5«es Hselendes eerist... 
Printed, in Thorpe, i. 220 sq. 

20. ' /Sfermo de sacrijicio in die Paschae? 
Begins (p. 296) : 

Men ]>& leofostan, gelome eow is gessd... 
Printed, among other places, in Thorpe, ii. 262 sq. 

21. ' Alius sermjo die Pasce:'' title more recent. 

Begins (p. 325) : 

Hit b 8wi|>e gedafeulic... 
Printed, in Thorpe, ii. 282 sq. 


22. '■ Feria 4* in liehdomada Pasce:^ title in a modem hand. 
Begins (p. 333): 

Geldme aeteowde ure Drihten... 
Printed, in Thorpe, ii. 288 sq. 

23. ' Dominica 1* post Pasca:'' title modem. 
Begins (p. 344) : 

iEfter Jjses Hselendes seriste.. 
Pi inted, in Thorpe, i. 230 sq. 

24. ' Dominica II. post Octah. Paschae."* 
Begins (p. 357) : 

Dis godspell J)e nu geraed wses . . 

Printed, in Thorpe, i. 238 sq. 

25. '^ Dominica II I I. post Octah. Paschae.'' 
Begins (p. 387) : 

Manega godspel syndon gesette to msssan of Saere langsoman 

26. ' Dominica V. post Octab. Paschae* 
Begins (p. 398) : 

Sume menn nyton gewiss for heora nytennysse hwi godspell is 
gecweden. . . 

27. '■ Sermo in Letania Maiore. Fer. II.' 
Begins (p. 414) : 

Lffiwede men behofia}) paet him lareowas se<^n fa godspellican 
Printed, in Thorpe, n. 314 sq. 

28. ' Fer. III. In Letania Maiore.^ 
Begins (p. 439) : 

Se eadiga apostol lacobus us manode on fam pistole pe us man her 
beforan raedde. • . 

29. *• Feria Quarto' [i.e. in Letania Majore]. 
Begins (p. 459) : 

pas dagas synd gehatene laetaniae. . . 
The first clause printed, in Thorpe, i. 244 ; the rest, u. 360 sq. 

30. ' In Ascensions Domini.^ 
Begins (p. 477) : 

Lucas se godspellere us manode on pisse pistol-rsedinge... 
Printed, in Thorpe, i. 294 sq. 


31 . * Dominica post Ascemione Domini.^ 
Begins (p. 600) : 

Se Haelend her on life mid his halgum apostolum. .. 
Extracts printed in Wheloc's Beda, p. 151. 

32. ' In die sancto Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 514) : 

Fram J)am halgan Easterlican dsge.-. 
Printed, in Thorpe, i. 310 sq. 

33. ' Dominica Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 537) : 

Johannes se godspellere, fe iSis goflspcU awrat saede \>xt se Hcelend 
her on ])isum life. . . 

34. ^Dominica I. post Pentecosten.'' 
Begins (p. 650) : 

Sura Phariseisc mann wses gehaten Nichodemus... 
Extracts in Wheloc, p. 63, 

35. ' Dis godspell gehyro^ on ya:re Gang-icucan^ Feria II. et 
III.'' [i. e. in Rogation Week.] 

This seems to be almost identical with the Homily ' In Letania Majorc,' 
printed in Thorpe, i. 244 sq. 

36. '-De Dominica Oratione.^ 
Begins (p. 583) : 

Se Haelend Crist, syj)))an he to )>isum life com... 

The latter part of the Homily has been neatly restored by a modem 
hand, and the whole is printed, in Thorpe, i. 258 sq. 

The history of the present MS. is interesting. It was found in Tavistock, 
to the monastery of which it belonged, by R. Ferrar, a servant of the Bedford 
family, in 1666. Thence it passed to archbishop Parker, who received it from 
' Franciscus comes Bedfordite 29° Decemb. anno 1567 in camera stellata' 
(p. 602). The archbishop presented it to the University of Cambridge in 

An 'index rerum' is appended to the volume, probably the work of 

1804 li- IV. 7. 

A small quarto, on paper, containing 495 leaves, each page 
containing about 50 lines, written in a cursive hand of the early 
part of the xvnth century. The different tracts are bound up in 
one volume, but are separately paged. 




1. '■ Cojyimentarii in octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis'' (302 


Prsetermittemus et excellentiam... 

2. ' Commentarii in libros Aristotelis de GoeW (30 leaves). 

3. ' Commentarii in duos libros de Generaiione et Cormptione ' 
(38 leaves). 

4. ' Commentarii in libros de Anima ' (90 leaves). 

5. ' Commentarii in omnes libros MetapJiysicorum Aristotelis'' 
(37 leaves). 


...ab ipso rerum authore abducamur. Cornelius Lery. 

At the end of the volume is inserted a printed leaf containing ' Conclu- 
siones ex universa philosophia.' * Has conclusiones Deo favente propugnavit 
Cornelius Lery Hibernus Aghideoensis in Collegio Rhedonensi Soc. Jesu.... 
Aug. MDcxxxv.' The present volume seems to contain many of these dis- 
quisitions. Lery's name occurs at the beginning of the volume, with the 
date 1639. Also these words, ' Ex dono Gulielini ^VeUes Bibliopolae Londi- 
nensis. 1656.' Various dates occur at the ends of the treatises. 

1805 H IV. 8. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 171, in double columns 
of 47 lines. The headings of the chapters are in rubrick. Date, 
the xivth century. 


Begins (after the account of the chapters, * Tractatus iste continet ix 
partes...') : 

Dicturi de viciis incipiemus a vicio gule. . . 

...penituit tacere vero nunquam. 

2. ff. 147 — 171. SuMMA ' DE ViBTCTIBDS.' 
Begins : 

Postquam dictum de morbis anime... 

...ave mediatrix del et hominum. Amen. 

These are perhaps by Gulielmus Parisiensis. See Ff. i. 17, § 3, which is 
the same treatise as this last. 


3. f. 171. ' Incipiunt penitentib taxate secundum ca- 


Begins : 

Qui vult confiteri... 
Ends (imperfect) : 

. . . ignom iniosus pergat^ ut . . . 
A fragment of 15 lines. 

1806 li. lY. 9. 

A quarto, on paper, containing 197 leaves, with about 28 lines 
in each page; handwriting of the xvth century. 

1. '•The Passi/oun of our Lorde Cryste Jhu:'' so reads the 
colophon (fol. 42 a). 

On other copies of this poem, see above Dd. 1. 1, § 1. 

2. '■ Feoffoment Jhu^ according to the colophon (fol. 47 a). 
Otherwise called The Clmrier: Cf. above Ee. 11. 15, § 7. 

3. '■ Lamentacio Sancte Marie^'' according to the colophon 
(fol. 51 h) : in English prose. 

Begins (fol. 47«): 

Whanne I Mary Jhu modyr sate in ierusalem in y* holy feste of 
Estem. . . 
Printed by Wynkyn de Worde : see Dibdin, 11. 355. 
At the conclusion the scribe has added ' Quod Ambroos.' 

4. ' The Mawndy of our Lorde i^ so runs the colophon (fol. 
55 a) : in English prose. 

Begins (fol 52 «) : 

The tyme nyghyng and comyg of the reuthes and mercyes of the 

5. Meditations at the celebration of Mass : neither title nor 
colophon : in English verse. 

Begins (foL 55 b) : 

I knowe to the God ful of myght 
And to hys modyr mayden bryght 
And to al halwyn hye 
And to y* fadyr gostlye. 

6. Short Reflections on the Ten Commandments^ the Sevm 
deadly Sins^ &c., to which are added the Lord^s Prayer^ the Aw 
Maria and the Apostles' Creed ^ in English prose. 


7. On the Nine Virtues ; neither title nor colophon. 
Begins (fol. 636): 

Here bethe ix poyntys of gret vertu 
That our Lorde tolde swete Jhu. 
Sometimes ascribed to Richard of Hampole. 

8. ^ De trihulacione secundum vi. Dodores:'' in prose. 
Begins (fol. 65 h) : 

Here begynyth a lytyl schorte tretys y' tellyth how ther were vi 
maystres, doctorys of devynyte'. . . 
Cf. a kindred treatise mentioned in Dibdin, i. 331. 

9. A poem on Mortality^ without title or colophon. 
Begins (fol. 67 a) : 

Erthe vpon erth is waxe and wrought 
Erthe takys on erth a nobylay of nought. 
A rough coloured illustration is added, fol. 68 b. 

10. '■ The Ahey of f Holy Goste:'' in English prose. 
Begins (foL 69 b) : 

Thys ys y* abey of the Holy Gost y* is foundyd in a place that is 
clepyd the conscience... 

The author of this work was Alcock, bp. of Ely. It was printed (? 1531 ) 
by AVynkj-n de Worde, as we know from the copy extant in the Camb. 
Univers. Library, AB, iv. 58: cf. Warton, ii. 427, note; ed. 1840. 

11. ^ Kynge Boherd of Gysyle; so runs the colophon (fol. 
93 i) : a metrical romance. 

See above, Ff. n. 38, § 42. 

12. ' Narracio de Sancto Edwardo" [the Confessor] : in Eng- 
lish prose. 

Said to be extracted fi-om the work of ' the wurthy clerke and holy abbot 
of Ryuaus [Rievaulx], seynt Alrede.' 

13. Short Meditations on the Eucharist, and also on tk£ 
Divinity and Eunuinity of Christ (fol. 95 « to fol. 96«) : in Eng- 
lish prose. 

14. 'Decern Precepta^ or an exposition of the Ten Com- 
mandments illustrated bv stories, of which the first is said to be 
' in y^ book of Vitas Patrum :' cf. Dibdin, ii. 42. 

Begins (fol. 97 a) : 

The fyrste comma wndmet of ycheone 
Thou xalt haue none God but one. 

VOL. III. (J (J 


15. A continuation of the above (f. 1 42 i), comprising lessons 
on the seven deadly sim^ the ^ve senses, the seven virtues, the 
seven sacraments, and the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost. 

Ends (fol. 190 a) : 

To receyuyn hem boy* day and nyth 
Therto God graunt grace and myth. 
The scribe adds : ' Nunc finem feci, da michi quod merui.' 

16. *• Informacion of Richerd [i.e. Hampole] the ermyte^ 
so runs the colophon (fol. 197i), adding that the treatise was 
addressed ' to an ankyr"* [or recluse], and ' translate oute of 
Northarn tunge in to Sutherne, that it schulde the bettir be 
vnderstondyn of men that be of the selbe countre. Amen."* 

Begins (fol. 190 « ) : 

In iche man or woman y* is boundyn in dedly synne... 
Thb appears to vary considerably from the treatise entitled Forma 
Vivendi : cf. Tanner, p. 375. 

On a blank leaf (fol. 195 h) occur several traces of ownership. 

1807 li. IV. 10. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 346, in double columns, 
with 55 lines in each column. It has blue and red initial letters. 
Date, the xivth century. 


The first 24 leaves contain the explanatory index of names, the usual 
prologues begin f. 25, and Genesis f. 27. St Matthew begins f 289, and the 
MS. ends incompletely in the middle of Rev. xi. 11, ' Et post dies tres et 
dimidium spiritus vitse a Deo intravit in eos et sto...' 

The books occur in their usual order except that the Acts comes after 
the epistle to the Hebrews. 

1808 11. IT. 11. 

A small quarto, on vellum, of 167 leaves, in double columns, 
each containing about 40 lines, written in a hand of the xivth 
century. The initial letters are coloured, and variou.sly orna- 
mented. The title and some remarks at the end are written in a 

later hand. 

* LinKH ErvMoi.or.iARnM.'' 


Begins (fol. 5): 

Litera, sicut dicit Ysidoms, in primo libro Ethymologiamm, in om- 
nibus Unguis... 

Ends (fol. 160) with an article on Zorobabel, adding 'verba sunt Ysidori 
Ethimologiarum sept.' (See Isid. Etym. vii. c. 6. T. iii. p. 82.5, ed. Arev.) 
Another and an earlier MS. of this work is described under Dd. xv. 1. 
At the beginning and end of the work are a few hexameters : the first set 
commencing thus : 

Difficiles studeo partes quas biblia gestat. 
The last thus : 

Hie ego doctorum compegi scripta sacroinim. 

The first four and the last seven leaves consist only of a list of Latin 
words partly obliterated ; three of which, in a different hand, add brief ex- 
planations : e. g. Bethel : domus Dei. 

1809 li. IV. 12. 

A quarto on parchment, containing fF. 213, paged throughout. 
Date, the xivth centurj'. 

1. pp. 1 — 4 and 423 — 426. In double columns of 32 lines. 
A fragment of a Breviary. 

2. pp. 5 — 186. In double columns of 31 lines. * Sdmha 
Magistri Ricardi^ [Wetherset.] 

Begins : 

Qui bene presunt presbiteri, &c. 1 Tim. v. [17]. Presbiter Grece 
senex Latine dicitur. . . 


..hie ergo erit consummatus. 

A list of chapters follows. 

This is Richardus ^Vetherset or ^Vithringsete, Chancellor of Cambridge 
in 1.349. It is the same treatise as the 'Speculum Ecclesiasticorum.' See 
Bale, cent. v. 88, Tanner, Biblioth. p. 759. 

The next four leaves are blank. 

3. pp.196 — 421. In single columns of 31 lines. 'Galfridi 
MoNUMETENsis HisTORiA Britomm."' A latei hand has added 
the title. 

Begins : 

Cum mecum multa et de multis... 
Ends: Latinuin transferre curavi. 

G G 2 


In p. 3 occurs the name ' Richardus Salthowus/ and on p. 7 that of ' Roger 
Blicklingge monachus.' 

See ed. Giles, Lond. 1844. 

1810 li. IV. 13. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 113, with 32 lines in 
a page. The initial letters are red and green. The headings are 
in rubrick. Date, the xiith century. 



Begins : 

Lector quidem presentis lectionis. . . 

...populum suum omnipotens deus cum xpo ihu cui &c. 
0pp. ed. Par. 1512, T. i. fF. clxxvii — cxc & ii. pp. c— cxxxi. 
On a fly-leaf at the end is written : 

Liber Walteri Crome emptus de Magistro Walter© Dubler, rectore 
ecclesie Sancte Marie juxta muros Colcest. per x«. 
And on f. 1136: 

Datur liber iste Origenis communi librarie Universitatis Cantabrigie 
per Crome, a.d. 1444, in festo Sancti Hugonis episcopi. 

1811 Ii. IV. 14. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 182 in double columns 
of 38 lines. Date, the xvth century. It is in two distinct hands, 
the second, a very inferior running hand, beginning at f 133. 
The MS. is very imperfect. 

*NicH0LAi DE Lyra Postilla super Evangklistas.' 


Quatuor fades uni. Ezech. i. Secundum quod scribit beatus Gre- 

...non indigebant sic querere sicut antea... 
The commentary on St Matthew is complete ; that on St Mark bcfiins 
f. 77, but goes only as far as c. i. 9, all the rest having been toni out. That 
on St Luke, which begins f. 81, goes to c. xi. 17, being unfinished. The 
commentary on St John begins f. 108, and goes to c, xvi. 22, the MS. being 
imperfect at the end. 

Nicholas de Lyra's Commentary was published at Basle in 1602. 


On a fly-leaf at the beginning is written : 

Liber iste constat Thome Scroppe episcopo Dromorensi cnjns precium 
est quinque solidos. empto de decano capelle beate marie de campis 
in Norwic. aj). 1462. Johann. Nelle. 

1812 Ii« rv. 15. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing if. 123, in double columns 
of 42 lines. The headings of the chapters are in rubrick : the 
initial letters alternately red and blue. Date, the xivth century. 

* Liber Eruditioxis Religiosorum '' [Humberti de Ko- 


Begins (after the prologuCj * Emdire Jerusalem ne forte/ and the list of 
chapters) : 

Qui gratiam acceptam non agnoscit... 


...o quam gloriosa dicta sunt de te ciritas Dei. 

An index follows. 

Printed frequently. See Hh. vi. 14. 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning is a fragment of a Logical Treatise, with a 
diagram representing a Syllogism. At the end is a list of Fast Days. On 
f . 1 is the name of R. Catton. 

1813 li. IV. 16. 

A small quarto, on vellum, of 153 leaves, of which the first two 
are blank, each page containing between 20 and 30 lines, neatly 
written in a hand of the latter part of the xvth century. Various 
parts of the MS. are rubricated and ornamented. 

* Qeocwpov ypafifxaTiK^ii eiaaytoyrj^ tcov els Teaaapa ' 

(a, A 7. ^)- 
Begins (fol. 3) : 

Uepi rav oktco tov Xayov fiepav. Tav Tttraaptov kcu. einoirt ypafifidrav 
(fxov^evra fiev inra... 
Theod. Gaz. Intr. Gr. Sig, a ii. ed. Aid, 

Ends (fol, penult. 6) : 

...ftrra ravra Sc, oiroic del fpamffiari^fiy Kara t^ €Krt6('i(rav njj'de 
iJ/MV fifdobov, \eyofuv. 

Id. Sig, iXvii. ed. Aid. 


At the end are the following notes : 

* Mf Tfypa0jj ^ Trapovtra ypa^ifxnTiKrf tov (TocfiaTarov Kvpiov QfoSapnv 8ia 
)((ip6s ffioii 'imduvov Trptcr^vripov '^axrov tov KpTjTos, tr*t otto t^s Xpttrrow 
y«M/jJo"f<i)f \CKlo(jt(o T(TpaKoaio(rr^ ifiSopiKoan^ (sic) (vdra pfjvos potftfipiov 


'Liber Jo. Shirwod sedis apostolicse protonotarii, scriptus emptusque 
RomsD, A.D. 1476/ 

Also on the blank leaves at the beginning and end, 

' Tho. Gale pecuniis Ilaketianis redemit ex reliquiis Merici Casauboni.' 
* Iste liber pertinet ad me Walterum Hartonum filium Richardi Hartoni.' 
'Gabriel Applebie me nunc possidet. Jun. IGH.' 

This work of Theodoras Gaza was printed by Aldus at Venice in 1495 ; 
and there arc various later editions. 

18X4 11. lY. 17. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing If. 90, paged, with 
28 lines in a page. Date, the xivth century. 

'Galfbidi Arthuri Monumethensis de gestis Britonum 
IN Anglia.' 

Begins : 

Cum mecum multa et de multis... 
Ends: Latinum sermonem transfcrre curavi. 
See ed. Giles, Lend. 1844. 

A table of measures is given in the same hand on p. 181. 
On the fly-leaves at the beginning and end is an index in a later hand. 
On a slip of parchment at the beginning is the account of the author 'E Pit- 
sio.' And on the cover at the end is written 'Mr Hali Burton.' 

1815 li- IV. 18. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 50, in double 
columns usually of 49 lines. Written in a minute hand of the 
xvth century. 

Tractatus de Virtutibus. Imperfect. 
Begins : 

Caritas est mentis aifectus ad Deum... 

...aqua forte exciderunt reinvemre. 
This consists of extracts from S. Augustine, Gregory, Bernard, Bede, &c., 
whose names are given in the margin. 


1816 li. IV. 19. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. Ill, with about 
40 lines in a page. Date, the xiith century. § 4 is in double 
columns of 39 lines, and later. 

A Collection of Theological Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 10. Sermones. Imperfect at the beginning. 
Begins : 

...hystoria, ubi ipso resurrectionis die... 

...proxime dUectione sullevatur. 

2. AT 10, 11. ' De Begulis Ticonii: 

See S. Augustin. de Doctrina Chrktiana, Lib. m. cap. xxxi. sqq. 

3. ff. 12—23. ' Quidam Sermones: 
Begins : 

[Ijbat Ihesus in ciritate que vocatur Nairn. Humane nature deus 



. . .que nobis tribuat ipse christus, qui cum &c. 

4. ff. 24 — 28. A Sermon, beginning 'Judea et Jerusalem 
nolite timere," with a paragraph at the end headed ' Que scripture 
sunt Apocriphe,'' and giving a list of Apocryphal Scriptures and 
Apocryphal works of the Fathers. 

5. ff. 29 — 73 'LiBEE SciEXTiALis ET Sacramentalis. 
Compilaciones Ailmeri.** 

Begins : 

[A]ssertio nostre fidei est hec... 


...tanto plus est potenter. 
Ailmer or Elmer was a Benedictine monk of Canterbury, who died in 
1130. See Pitseus, p. 201, who mentions this MS. 

6. ff. 74 — 91. ' Tract ATU8 de Deo et Angelo et ho- 


Begins : 

[A]rchiforans theologia quattuor motuum genera esse definita... 


...cum spoliis inferorum qui trinus et unus Deus regnet in nobis per 
omnia secula seciilorum. 


A later, though ancient hand, has affixed the title ' Liber Tertulliani' to 
this tract : this is erroneous, as Tertullian, S. Augustine, Cassian's collations, 
&c. are quoted in it. In f. 89 is the following marginal note : 

Quaravis in hoc libro quedam sanctorum patrum scntencie ponantur, 
sicut mel e veneno, tamen apocrifus est et a simplicilms minime le- 
In fF, 89, 90 a sermon on S. Michael is introduced. 

7. ff. 91 — 110. 'MoNOLOGiON Ansei.mi Archiepiscopi,' 
Begins : 

Quidam fratres sepe me studioseque... 

...inefFabiliter trinus et unus. 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1853, T. i. coU. 141—224. 

8. ff. 110, 111. 'Ejusdem Epistola de sacrificio azimi 


Begins : 

Anselmus servus ecclesie Cantuariensis. . . 

...rationabiliter repudiandum judicatur. 
lb. coll. 641—548. 

1817 li. IT. 20. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 304, in double columns, 
with 33 lines in each column. The initial letters are alternately 
red and blue. Date, the xvth century. 


The top of f. 2, which begins the office for the Dominica prima advcntus, 
has been cut away for the sake of the initial letter, which then go regularly 
through the year to f. 135. f. 136 contains a series of hexameters on the 
chief feasts, beginning 'Omnipotens dominus sua gratia nos benedicat.' 

In f. 137 begin the offices for the Mass, beginning as usual with the first 
Sunday in Advent. In f. 100 is tbe'Exorcismus salis et aqua?,' followed by 
(f. 161 ) the ' Ordo ad introitum misse;' the Canon begins f.l65, the beginning 
being cut away for the sake of the initial T, as is also the greater part of 
f. 164, and the leaf between fF. 109 and 170. The offices then go on as usual, 
the Proprium Sanctorum (for the Mass) beginning f 172 ft, followed by the 
Commune Sanctorum, f. 184. In f. 194 begins the Projtrium Sanctorum for 
the Breviary, beginning with S. Sylvester,and ending with S.Thomas Apostle: 
followed by the 'Commune Sanctorum,' f 281 : with which the MS. ends, 
f. 304 b. 


i«>8 li. IV. 21. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 229, in double columns 
of 48 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

'Petrus dr Tharentasia [i.e. Innocentius V.] in Epi- 


Begins : 

Dedite in luce gentium ut sis salus... 
Ends: mortalibus non de venialibus proprie. 

This is the Commentary published under the name of Nicholas de Gor- 
ran, Hagenoae, 1502. 

To the commentary on the Epistles to the Romans and Hebrews is a full 
marginal gloss in a later hand. 

1819 IL IV. 22. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff, 175, numbered, in double 
columns of 45 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 18. 'Liber de REoiMiyE Prixcipum editus a 
fratre Egidio Romano ordinis fratrum heremitarum Sancti Au- 

Begins ; 
.-• De regia et sanctissima prosapia- . . 


...deus ipse suis promisit fidelibus, qui est benedictus, etc. 
Printed Rom. 1482, &c. 
After the explicit are the lines : 

Scripserat Egidium regum regimen referentem 
Swantoun, presidium poscendo cuncta regentem. 
The name of Jon Swantoun, the scribe, occurs at the end of each book. 
The next 7 leaves contain a 'tabula' and 'contra- tabula/ at the end of 
which are the lines 

Egidii tabula finit, dentur modo vina 

Et sine qua fabula Swantoun pincema propina. 

2. ff. 125 — 175. S. Thomas Aquinas 'De Regimine et 

Begins : 

Cogitanti michi quid offerrem regie celsitudini... 


Ends: est contra nomiam doccndi. 
This is Opusc. 20 of 0pp. T. xvii. 

1820 li. IV. 23. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 257, written in several 
hands of the xivth century. 

I. 47 lines in a page. Sancti Augustini Sermones, &c. 

1. f. 1 a. ' Sermo Sancti Augustini de Caritate.' This is Sermo 350. 
' Divinarum scripturarum.' 

2. f. 1 6. Alius ' de caritate.* Sermo 387. ' Frequenter in scripturis 
Sanctis audivit.' 

3. f. 2 a. * De caritate tertius.' Sermo 271. Append. ' Frequenter in 

4. f. 3 a. ' De caritate.' Sermo 270. Append. * Beatus Apostolus 
Paul us.' 

6. f. 36. 'Sermo quinta ejusdera.' Sermo 273. Append. *Scio et 
credo caritatem vestram.' 

6. f. 6 a. ' Sermo sexta de caritate.' Sermo 106. Append. ' Qualitcr 
nos invicem diligere.' 

7. f. 5 6. ' Alius sermo Augustini.' Sermo 346. ' Recordamini fratres 
dilectissimi, dixisse.' 

8. f, 6 a. ' De fide sancte Trinitatis.' Sermo 232. Append. ' Audio 
fratres quod quidam.' 

9. f. G 6. ' De fide.' * Hoc dicimus et hoc docemus.' 

10. f. 7 a. ' De fide rcrum invisibilium.' Opp. T. vi. coll. 241 — 264. 
' Sunt qui putant Christianam religionem.' 

11. f. 9 6. ' Sermo de orationibus pro persecutoribus.' * Advcrsus fluc- 
tus et impetus.' 

12. f. 10 a. 'Depace.' Sermo 97. Appendix. * Domini vox est fratres.' 

13. f. 10 a. ' De eadera.' ' Dominus Jhesus Christus quia voluit.' 

14. f. 11 a. * De spe.* Sermo 157. * Sicut apostolum dixisse.' 

15. f. 12 a. ' De continentia et sustinentia.' Sermo 30. * Duo sunt 
que in hac vita.' 

16. f. 136. ' De conversione et sanctitate.' Sermo 40, 'Frequenter 
fratres karissimi.' 

17. f. 14 6. 'De conversione et elemosina.' Sermo 39. 'Audimus 
fratres per prophetam.' 

18. £. 16 a. ' De conversione et confessione.' 'Non in etemum irascaris.' 


19. f. 15 6. * De confessione.' Sermo 253. Append. * In omnibus scrip- 
turis divinis.' 

20. f. 16 b. ' De tempore barbarico.' T. vi. colL 1019—1030. * Admo- 
net nos dominus deus noster.' 

21. f. 19 6. ' De excidio urbis Rome.' T. vi. colL 1045— 1054. 'In- 
tueamur primam lectionem-' 

22. f. 21 6. 'Decommixtione bonorumet malorum inecclesia.' Sermo 
15. 'Domine dilexi decorem.' 

23. f. 23 a. ' Quam bonum sit lectionem diviniam legere.' This is 
Sermo 56 of the ' Sermones ad fratres in Eremo.' T. vi. col. 1955. ' Pro- 
picio Christo fratres.' 

24. f. 23 6. * Ad Juvenes.' Sermo 391. ' Ad vos michi sermo est, o ju- 

25. f. 25 a. • Contra eos qui vadunt ad spectacula.' ' Quotiens fratres 
karissimi aliquos.' 

26. f. 25 6. ' De lapsu mundi et avaiitia.' Sermo 60. ' Omnis homo 
in tribulacione.' 

27. f. 27 a. ' De dimittendis in nos fratnim oflFensis.' ' Excercitia legis 
animarum corrigant.' 

28. f. 28 a. ' De humilitate et de David.' ' Imitatores Christi lineas.' 

29. £ 29 a. ' De misericordia.' ' Misericordia, fratres karissimi.' 

30. f. 29 b. ' Quomodo timendus est Deus.' Sermo 65. ' Admonent nos 

31. f. 31 a. 'De timore Dei.' Sermo 347. 'Multa nobis fratres de 
timore Dei.' 

32. f. 31 b. Alius sermo *de timore Dei.' Sermo 348. 'Non dubito 

33. f. 32 b. ' De divitibus pauperibus.' ' XichU intulimus ait apostolus.' 

34. f. 33 a. ' De paupere diWti et de pupillo.' Sermo 14. ' Cantavi- 
mus domino et diximus tibL' 

35. f. 34 6. ' De Elemosina.' Sermo 389. ' Admonet nos Dominus.' 

36. f. 366. *De Sancto HeUa et Elemosina,' Sermo 11. 'Dominus 
Deus noster nolens.' 

37. f. 37a. 'Ad competentes de Helyseo.' Sermo 45. Append. 'Modo 
cum divina lectione.' 

38. f. 376. 'De vocabulis ChristL' Sermo 113. Append. 'Apostoli 
lectionem mecum.' 

39. f. 38 6. ' De spe gaudendo.' ' Audistis apostoli sermonem.' 

40. f. 39 a. * De patientia pauperum.* ' Deus generis noster.' 

41. f. 40 a. ' De versu Psalmonim xlix. {jiOy Sermo 53. Append. 
• Frequenter, fratres karissimL' 


42. f. 41 a. ' De eo quod scriptum est in Psalm, cxlii. [2].' ' Ne intres 
in judicium.' 

43. f. 41 6. In Ecclesiastic, xxxi. 8. ' In scripturis divinis legimua.' 

44. f. 42 6. 'De lectioneapostolica' [Eph. V. 16]. Sermo 167. 'Aposto- 
lum cum legeretur.' 

45 — 47. f. 44 a. ' De Simbolo.' Sermones tres. These begin, ' Sicut 
nonnulli/ * Fides Catholice religionis,' and ' Sacrosanctum misterii.* 

48. f. 48 b. ' De oratione dominica.' ' Anima nos oratio dominica.' 

49. f. 60 a. ' De oratione dominica.' Sermo 66. * Beatus Apostolus 

60. f. 53 a. ' De novissimo die.' ' Fratres quia audistis monentem.' 

61. f. 64 a. ' De vera et beata vita.' Sermo 84. ' Dixit Dominus cui- 

62. f. 54 6. ' De fide Sancte Trinitatis.' Sermo 384. ' Sancta et dirina 

63. f. 65 «. * De fine sine fine.' 'Quanta erit ilia felicitas.' 

64. f. 55 b. * Qualiter homo factus est, &c.' ' Tanta dignitas humane 

S. Ambrose, 0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855. ii. col. 1015. 

65. f. 66 a. ' De spirituali pugna.' ' Quotquot Spiritum Dei.' 

66. f. 67 a. ' De tribus Habitaculis. ' Tria sunt sub omnipotentis.' 
Opp. Vol. VI. App. coll. 144.3 — 50. 

67. f. 59 b. ' De igne purgatorio.' Sermo 104. Append. ' In lectione 
apostolica que a nobis.' 

68. f. 61 a. ' De gratia Dei contra Pelagianos.' Sermo 294. ' Natali 
sancti Johannis.' 

69. f. 65 a. ' Liber de cura pro mortuis agenda.' ' Dixi sanctitati tu«B.' 
ppp. T. VI. col. 865. 

60. £ 71 a. * -De vita Christiana.' ' Ego peccator et ultimus.' 
Opp. VI. Append, col. 1503. 

61. f. 766. ' Hugonis de modo orandi.' ' Quo studio ct quo aflfectu.' 
Opp. Hug. de S. Victor. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. colL 977. 

62. f. 79 a. ' Sermo beati Cypriani super Orationem Dominicam.' 

A later hand has altered the name from Augustine to Cyprian, to whom 
a note at the end gives the Sermon, 

* Evangelica preparatio fratres.' 
It is not found in S. Cyprian's works. 

63. f. 83 6. ' Sermo Augustini de mulierc forti.' ' Prestabit nobis Do- 
minus.' Sermo 37. 

64. f. 88 a. ' Expositio Bede preabyteri de muliere forti.' 



Mulierem fortem quis inTenlet, &c. Mulier fortis ecdesia catholica. 
This is Bede's exposition of Proverbs xxxi. Opp. ed. Giles, T. ix. pp. 

65. f. 92 a. * Augustlni Episcopi liber de Mendacio* 

Magna questio est de mendacio. 
Opp. S. Augustin, vi. col. 709. 

60. ff. 101—104: and f. 118. * Bemardus de conver»ione.' 
Begins : 

Ad audiendum ut credimus verbum Dei. 
Opp. S. Bemardi, Par. 18.39, i. coll. 1132— llftL 

67. ff. 105 — 116. ' Auguntinvs contra mendacium.' 
Begins : 

Multa michi legenda... 
preceded by the extract from the Retractt. 

Opp. VI. col. 753. 

A table of contents and beginnings of each sermon, &c. follows this, and 
after f. 118, which contains the end of § 66, the next two leaves are blank. 

68. f, 121 a. ' S. Augustinus de sex questionibus Paganorum' 
Begins (after the letter ' Sincerissimo fratri...'): 

Movet quosdam et requLrunt... 
This is Epistola 102, T. n. col. 409. 

69. f. 125 a. 'Liber ejusdem contra Advergarium legig et Pr^hetarum.' 
Begins : 

Librum qnem misistis fratres. . . 

Opp. vm. col. 849. This only contains the first and a small portion of the 
second chapter. 

70. flF. 126, 7- Extracts from S. Bernard, De Confessione, de Eucha- 
ristia, &c. 

71. f. 127 i. ' Sermo beati Augustini de non Jurando.' This is Sermo 
307. ' Cum sanctum Evangelium.' 

The next two leaves are blank. 

II. 'Sermones De Nativitate Domini.*" 

1. ff. 129—142. S. Augustini Sermones 20. 

These are Sermones 117 Append., 370, 195, 118 Append,, 184, 191, 127 
Append., one beginning ' Clementissime pater,' 195 Append., 194, 193, 187, 
120 Append., 192, 360, 123 Append., 124 Append., 188, 186, and one be- 
ginning 'Omnes Scripture quas.' 

2. ff. 142 b — 144 a. *Eusebii sermones duo.' 

These begin ' Audivimus prophetam de nativitate,' and 'Quis tanta rerum 
verborumque copia.' 


3. f. 144. 'Faustini Episcopi.* 'Legimus ct fideliter retinemus que 
sub ipso principc' 

4. ff. 144 6— 148a. ' Gregorii Nazianzeni.' * Christus nascitur gloriomur.' 
6. ff. 148 a— 163 6. 'Bcati Johannis Crisostomi Sermones 6.' These 

begin * Quoniara tcmpus venit,' ' Dominus virtutum/ * Nobilis genere,' ' Om- 
nem creaturam,' and ' Semper quidem karissimi.' 

6. ff. 153 6—158 a. ' Beati Maximi episcopi Sermones 4.' These begin 
'Justissime, fratres/ 'Hodierni mysterii sacramentuni,' *In adventu donii- 
nico,' and 'Oportet nos hodie.' The first three are Homilia; 11, 13, 12, of cd. 

7- ff. 158 a — 160. * Petri Ravennatis Sermones 4.' 

These are Sermones 145, 146, 147, 148 of S. Peter Chrysologus' Sermones, 
ed. Bonon, 1643, pp. 352—360. 

The last is imperfect, ending with the words ' potestati subjaccre non arti.' 
One leaf is lost at the end, which apparently contained the rest of this sermon 
and another. 

in. In double columns of 62 lines. Written in a minute and 
very different hand from the rest of the MS. 

'Glossa super Epistolas Pauli.' 
Begins : 

Sicut veteris testamenti series in ires ordines dlstinguitur... 

...ut omnis nostra actio. 
On a fly-leaf at the beginning is written a note stating that the volume 
was given ' Communi librarie scolarium Univcrsitatis Cantabrigiensis per 
Crome, a.d. 1444, in festo Sancti Hugonis manu propria scripts, et est deci- 
mus in ordine librorum donatorum.' 

1821 li. IV. 24. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 270, in double columns of 
from 47 to 57 lines. The initial letters are blue. The MS. has 
lost a leaf at the beginning. 


mini usque ad Pascha edita a fratre Philippo de monte Calerio 
ordinis fratrum minonim."' 

Begins (in the postilla for the Gospel for the first Sunday in Advent): 
...^venijent in nomine mco dicentes ego sum Christus... 


• ••qnod nobis concedat qui sine fine vivit et regnat. Amen. 


At the end of the colophon is written 'Emanuel nunc et semper. Amen, 
quod Thomas Hay monachus de Evesham vestre sanctitatis senrus humUis 
et minister.' See Gg. rv. 19. 

1822 li. IV. 25. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 295 in double columns of 
54 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

A Collection of Indexes to various works. 

1. ff. 1 — 50. ' Tabula auctoritatum et sententiarum Bihlie 
inductai'um in compilacionilnts Decretorum et Decretalium cotata- 
rum excellentissimi doctoris domini Johannis CalderiniJ* 

This title is given in the colophon. After it is 'cujus anima requiescat 
in pace. Amen, quod...' the name being efiFaced. 
This Tvas printed by Drach. Spir. 1481. 

2. ff. 50—142. ' Tabula Libromm S. Thomw de Alquino 

S. ff. 142 — 164. '■Tabula Sermonum optimorum Bemardi 
super Cantica!' 

4. ff. 165 — 172. '•Tabula super Glossam ordinariam prime 
quinquagene psalterii.'' 

5. ff. 173 — 188. * Tabula super communem Glossam episto- 
larum Beati Pauli apostoU!' 

6. ff. 189 — 198. ' Tabula super episfolas Hieronimi.'' 

7. ff. 199—247. ' Tabula Librorum Senece." 

8. ff. 247 — 259. ' Tabula super dictis phisicis cum morali- 
zaiione eorundem? 

Tlie moralizatio begins a second alphabetical table, £, 258. 

9. ff. 260 — 295. ' Tabula super ioto corpore decretorum fruc- 

This list of titles is given in a fly-leaf at the beginning. 

X823 II. IV. 26. 

A small folio, consisting of 74 leaves, of vellum, with 24 lines 
in a page. It is incomplete at the end. Date, xiith century. 

There are numerous figm-es of the animals described, for the 
most part in outline. 

'Liber Bestiarum' Hugonis de S. Victobk. 


See Gg. VI. 6, to which this book is very similar in the text, but the 
order of chapters is different, and there are both large omissions and inser- 
tions. The outlined figures are remarkable for their finish and vigour. 
Only those on the first leaf are coloured. The last part appearing is in the 
chapter ' de Gradibus etatis,' ending : 

...ubi comparativus gradus miniis significata [sic] a positive. Ergo 

A former owner has been Jacobus Thomas Hcrison. The volume was 
presented to the Library ejc Dono integerrimi ornatissimique viri Osherti Fowler 
CoUegii Regalia Registrarii, 1655, July 16. 

1824 li- ^' 27. 

A quarto, on vellum, containing ff. 187, with 30 lines in a 
page, written in a beautiful hand of the xiiith century. 

1. ff . 1 — 128. 'Liber de Homoysyon et Homoeysion'' 
[Anselmi Havelbergensis?] 

Begins (after a preface, ' Sanctus Hylarius Pictavorum episcopus in libro 
de Synodis...'): 

Substantia est primum nomen naturalium... 

...intelligi vel ostendi potest. 

The author in his preface states that he has divided his treatise ' in qua- 
tuor distinctiones : 1. de substantie ambiguitate ; 2. de unitatis multiplici- 
tate ; 3. de similitudinis et equalitatis varietate ; 4. de consubstantialitate 
et homoysii atque homoeysii proprietate.' 

2. ff. 129 — 176. 'Liber de diversitate nature et per- 
80NE proprietatumque personalium non tarn Latinorum quam 
ex Grecorum auctoritatibus extractus.' 

Begins : 

Circumspicienti mihi quanta sit in humanis studiis... 

...maneat quicquid etemaliter existit. 

3. ff. 177 — 187. 'Liber DE Ignorantia.' 
Begins : 

Quid ignorantia sit multi ignorant... 

...delinquere vcnialiter dlcetur. 
The above three treatises are all in the same hand, and on vellum of the 
same age and condition ; the quires arc numbered, and the numbering begins 




again at § 2 ; they are most probably by the same author. The conjec- 
ture as to their author has been drawn from the prefatory chapter to § 2, 
ff. 129, 130. 

The author states that he was sent by the Emperor Frederick to Manuel 
Emperor of Constantinople, and that he collected his Greek authorities there: 
when he returned into Germany, he shewed these * Petro, venerabili Tuscu- 
lano episcopo,' who expressed his surprise that these works were unknown 
to one so well skilled in Greek as Gisilbert, Bp. of Poitiers. Anselm, Bp. of 
Havelberg, was sent on the above embassy in 1153. See Otto tie Ge^tis Fri- 
deric. I. Imp. in the Germanici Scriptores Urstisii, Francofurt. 1585, p. 451. 
For an accoimt of him and his writings, see Oudin, n. coL 1428. He died 
Bishop of Ravenna. 

Two leaves from a very beautiful missal are bound up ^-ith this MS. 
which is bound in boards leathered over, and has clasps. 

Il IV. 28. 

A small folio, on parchment, containing ff, 92, numbered, with 
40 lines in a page. The initial letters are red, blue, and green. 
Date, the xiiith century. 

*IvoNi8 Carnotexsis Episcopi Panormia.' 

Begins : 

Exceptiones ecclesiasticarum regularum... 

. vel ultimis suppliciis feriri. 
Two paragraphs follow, the one from S. Leo, * Quod in epiphania nemo 
presumat baptizare,* and the other from S. Gregory VII. about the services 
* in die resurrectionis.' 

Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, T. i. coll. 1041—1338. 

Il IV. 29. 

A folio, on parchment, containing ff. 152. Date, the xvth 

1- ff. 1 — 11. In double columns of 60 lines, in a minute 
hand. Imperfect. 

A fragmeni of a Commtrdary on St John 8 Gospel, 
Begins : 

In quocunque homine reperiator... 
Ends : 

...ipso delicto involutus est quia obte... 


2. ff. 13 — 137. In double columns of 39 lines. 


Faustus quidam fuit gente Afer... 
Ends: catholici esse possitis. Amen. 
0pp. ed. Par. 1837, viii. coll. 313— 7ia 

3. ff. 138 — 140. *Sermo Arrianorum.'' 
Begins : 

Dominus nosterihesus christus... 

...nunc et per omnia secula seculorum. Amen. 
Ih. vni. coll. 953—960. 

4. ff. 140 — 151. ' S.AuGUSTiNUs CONTRA PERFiDiAM Ar- 

Begins : 

Horum precedenti detractationi... 

...isto fine concludimus. 
lb. VIII. coll. 961—994. 
On f. 152 is written : 

Donatur liber iste...communi librarie Universitatis Cantabrigie per 
magistrum Waltenim Crome, a.d. 1452 ad usum studentium in eadem 
in crastino Joliannis Baptiste et est in numeio libioruin douatorum 93. 

1827 li. IV. 30. 

A quarto, on paper, of 231 leaves, containing 39 lines, written 
in the xvith century. 

'Geoqraphia Edwardi HiGGONS Anglici.' 

In the beginning of the volume the initials are illuminated. The work 
is a description geograpliical, physical, and historical of tlie old world. There 
are very well-executed drawings of many flowers in the margins towards the 
end of the book. The work is incomplete, ending in the history of Knghmd 
in the reign of Henry the Second ; but the history of France concludes with 
the defeat of Frederick the Third of Naples in 1501, which probably gives 
the date of the work. There are some maps, intended to represent the posi- 
tions of countries, but not their forms. 


Capitulum primum dc creatione machine tocius mundi. In principio 
creavit, &c. 



...quo patris anitnura graviter offendit. 
The initials R. S. occur under the title. 

1828 li. IV. 31. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 262, with 32 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 23. ' Jebonimus super Marcum/ 


Omnis scriba doctus, &c. Ego rero similis paupercule... 
Ends : 

...cum Matheo et Luca concordans enarrat. Explicit. 
This wUl be found in the S. Hieronymi Operum Mantissa. 0pp. ed. 
Migne, T. xi. coll. 589-644 
The next leaf is blank. 

2. ff. 25 — 136. 'Ejusdem super Mathedm/ 
Begins, with a highly-ornamented initial letter : 

Plures fuisse qui evangelia scripserunt. .. 
Ends: qua se scit futurum cum apostolis. 
Ibid, T. VII. coU. 15—218. 
The next two leaves are blank. 

3. ff. 139 — 222. ' Sanctus Ambrosius de Officiib.* 
Begins : 

Non arrogans videri arbitror... 

...plurimum instructionis conferat. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1845, ri. colL 2»— 184. 

4. ff 228 — 245. ' Origexes de singulabitate clebico- 

Begins : 

Eraiseram quidem vobis ante tempus... 

. . deus pacis et dilectionis sit vobiscum. 
The next leaf is blank. 

5. f. 247 a. '^ Duodecimtis ahustonis gradus. Populus sine 

S. Augustin. 0pp. T. vi.-Append. coll. 1581, 2. 

6. ff. 247i — 258. 'Augustinus de Penitencia/ 

H H 2 


Begins : 

Quam sit utills et necessaria... 

...ergo dimitte incertum et tene certura. 
This consists of Sermones 351 and 393 of 0pp. T. v. 
Four leaves follow in an illegible hand. 
On f. 137 is the name Johannes de Mendham. 

1829 li. iv. 32. 

A small folio, on paper, consisting of two treatises bound 
together, but separately paged, the former of which comprises 
160 leaves (excluding blanks), and the latter 39 leaves (excluding 
blanks), written in a scrawling hand of the early part of the xviith 
century. The title is written inside the cover in a later hand. 

'Corn. Lery Qu^stiones in Aristotelis Logicam et 

Begins (fol. 1) : 

Introductio ad logicam Aristotelis. Prooemium. Dignitas logicee. 
Qui philosophica spatia ingreditur... 
Ends (fol. ult.) : 

...logica et ethica. 
Inside the cover we have *Ex dono Gulielmi Welles Bibliopolse Londi- 
nensis, 165G :' also on a blank leaf at the beginning, ' Hie liber est Comelii 
•Lery.. .1639.' 

Between flF. 12 and 13 is inserted a printed table of 'Clara modonim im- 
perfcctionum trium figuraruin reductio ad quatuor prims perfectos." Rhe- 
donis, 1630. 
See li. IV. 7- 

1830 li. IV. 33. 

A small folio, on paper, of 146 leaves, in various hands, and 
the sections differing in size. Date, the xvith century. 

A Collection of Political Tracts, chiefly relating 
TO the Stuart Succession. 

1. ff. 1 — 28a. Leicester's Commonwealth. 

' The Coppr/ of a Letter wrytten by a M^. of A rts in Cambridge 
to hisfreind in London concerning some talke passed betweene tico 
icorshippfeU and grave men aboute the presente state and some pro- 
ceedings of the Earle of Lecistre and his freinds in England.' 

This is a careless copy of the anonymous book with the above title, pub- 
lished London, 1641. See Ff. II. 3. Some of the copyist's blunders are cor- 
rected in red chalk. 


2. ff. 31 — 39. * A Tetrase declaring, and conferminge against 
aU objections the Just title and right of the excellent and worthie 
prince James, King of Scotland, to the Succession of the Crowne of 
England. Whereunto is added a dyscorse shewing how necessarye 
yt is for the realme of Ingland that he he in due tyme acchnow- 
ledged and admytted to the succession of ye Tcingdome? 

The name Jeremias Philodicaios appears at the head of the treatise. 
The Preface begins : 

Seing of greate Diversytye of opinions. . . 

...beseching God to endewe you I hartylie bid you fiire welL 
The Treatise begins : 

The right of the King of Scotland by desent of kindred... 
Ends: the dyscourse followinge shal bee mad manefeste. 
The Discourse begins : 

Having hetherto sufficiently declared... 

...admytte and receive him to the Succession of the kingdome. 

3. ff. 41 — 48 a. ' A BooJce conteyninge a declaration of the 
Succession of the Crowne Imperiall of England^ 


In so greate and waighty a matter as we have in hand... 

. . to yield to the truth quickly. 

This is followed by a tract, or second chapter of the foregoing, 
ff 50 — 60, ' Off the five principall hoicses or Lynages that doe or 
maye pretend to the Croicne of England, which are the hoicses of 
Scotland, Suffolk, Clarence, Brytany, and Portingale, and first of 
all of the house of Scotland, tchich contanyeth the pretensions of the 
King of Scotts and the Lady ArheFa.^ 
Begins : 

Fyrst having declared in the former chapter... 

...their heads full of tytles and ty tiers to the Crowne. 

4. ff. 61 — 64a. 'Two books of the Histories of Ire- 
land, compiled by Edmuxde Campion, feloe of Seint John the 
Baptistes CoUedge in Oxforde.' 

This fragment answers to the first seven pages of the history as printed 
in Sir J. Ware's collection, fol. Dublin, 1633. 


5. ff. 76 — 123. The Genealogy op the Kings op Eng- 
land FROM William the Conqueror to Queen Elizabeth. 

The date 1584 appears on a fly-leaf of this part. 

6. ff. 124 — 143. 'Statuta Academic Oantabrioiensis 


These are printed in Documents relating to the University and Colleges of 
Cambridge, Vol. i. p. 454. At the end the name Gulielmus Cecilius is written 
apparently in imitation of the autograph. 

f. 144 contains seven suggestions or propositions for reforming the consti- 
tution of the English Church. 

1831 11. IV. 34. 

A small folio, on vellum, of 1 90 leaves, each page containing 
nearly 40 lines, neatly written in a hand which seems to be at 
least as early as the xiith century. Very fine illuminations, 
coloured letters and later notes occur in the volume. The colo- 
phon supplies the title. 

'Prisciani Grammatici, Libri i — xvi."" 

Begins (fol. 1) : 

Cum omnia eloquentie... (Prsef. p. 534, ed. Putsch.) 

Ends (fol. antepenult.): 

...lucidus ethrasiderea polus. (Lib. xvi. in fin. p. 1034, ed. Putsch.) 

The antepenultimate and penultimate leaves contain also various gram- 
matical scraps : the last leaf is wholly blank. 

1832 li. IV. 35. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 1 63, numbered through- 
out, in double columns of 25 lines. Date, about 1400. 


Begins : 

Rogasti nos, frater amantissime, quatinus... 

...fortitudinem immortalitatis. Benedictus Deus. Amen. Explicit, 
Opp. Hugo de S. Vict. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. coll. 1017—1182. 
On f . 1 is written ' Henrici de Lakeuham prioris Norwyci.' 



1833 11. IV. 36. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 139, with 29 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 61. 'Regcle pastoralis Gbegobii Papx urbis 

Begins (after the list of chapters) : 

Pastorahs core me pondera fagere... 

. . .tui meriti manos levet. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1849, T. m. colL 13—128. 

2. ff. 61, 62. 'Decretcm Gregorii pap-e, ut episcopi 
nullara molestiara abbatibus vel monasteriis monachorum inferre 
presumant, sed sub perpetua securitate et quiete domino adju- 
vante absque uUius gravamine permaneant.' 

This is followed by the answer of the Bishops, ' Libertati monachorum 
congaudemus,' &c,, eleven Latin elegiac verses, beginning, * Eripe, caute piis 
monitis precibusque sacratis,' and a prayer. 

3. ff. 63 — 139. 'Heraclidis Liber qui dicitcr Para- 


Begins (after the prologue ' In hoc libro quern de vita sanctorum pa- 
trum...') : 

Mnlti quidem multos variosque libros... 
Ends: me prorsus volueris adorare. 

Printed by Jehan Petit, Par. 1504. The MS. places the ' Peroratio Ubri 
ad Lausum,' which appears at the end of the treatise in the printed edition, 
f. 35, before the actual beginning of the work, ' Cum primum Alexandriam 
attigi civitatem...' 

Heraclides was a monk of Cyprus, and afterwards Bishop of Ephesus. 

1834 li IV. 37. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 143, in double columns 
of 40 lines. Date, the xivth century, 

'Liber de Regimixe Prixcipum editus a fratre Egidio Ro- 
mano ordinis fratrum heremitarum Sancti Augustini." 

Begins (after a list of chapters) : 

Ex regia ac sanctissima prosapia. . ■ 



...deus ipse suis promisit fidelibus qui est benedictuB, &c. 
Printed, Rom. 1482, &c. 
On f. 1 is the name R. Catton. 

1835 li. IV. 38. 

A quarto, on parchment, containing if. 145, in double columns 
of 36 lines. Date, the xivth century. 

Petri Lombabdi Sententiarum Partes ii, hi, iv. 

Begins : 

Incipit ii liber de rerum creacione...(^\xQ ad misterium divine unitatis... 

Ends: pedes usque via duce pervenit. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, T. ii. coll. 651— 9G2. 

flf. 74 — 76, between Parts 3 and 4, are blank. The MS. is considerably 
injured at the end by damp. 

1836 IL y. 1. 

A folio, on paper, of 190 leaves, of 24 lines, with a broad 
margin, written in the xviith century. 

'Leicester's Commonwealth.' 

This copy bears date 1648. See Ff. ii. 3, and Ii. iv. 33, § 1. The title- 
page seems to be taken from that of the suppressed edition of 1584. 

X837 Ii V. 2. 

A folio, on vellum, containing ff. 257, in double columns, with 
53 lines in each column. Date, the xivth century. 
The latter half of a 


containing the books of the Old Testament in their usual order from Pro- 
verbs to Maccabees, and the New Testament, as usual, except that the Acta 
comes after the Epistle to the Hebrews. S. Matthew begins f. 131, and the 
Apocalypse ends £211, and is followed by the explanatory index of Hebrew 
names, which ends f. 255 6 with the rubrick, 

Expliciunt interpretationes nominum hebraicorum secundum Remi- 
On the last leaf is written, 

Ohitus Wheram 1419 anno bisextili littera dominical, ff. 2° nonas 


And below, 

Caucio magistri Stephani Tyler exposita in cista lincoU. a. d. 1455, 
27 martii et habet supplementum 2° fo. turn dicere, et jacet pro xxvi*. 
This is repeated several times, the dates and amounts being changed ; the 
last date is May 12, 1467- 

1838 li. V. 3. 

A folio, on paper, stained throughout, containing 96 numbered 
leaves, written in Latin, in foreign hands of the xvith century. 
They are all original documents except article 6. The table of 
contents, from which the following titles are taken, is written in 
an English court-hand. 

The Case of 'the Marriage betweene the Earle of 
Hertford and the Lady Katheryn Gray.' 

1. f . L 'A discourse written by Johannes Oldendorpius con- 
cemins: the former mariaore of Henry Earle of Pembroke with 
the said Lady Katherine.' 

At the end is written (evidently in the autograph of Oldendorp, with his 
seal affixed) : ' Ita Johannes Oldendorpius, Juris Doctor, ex jure et equitate 
respondebat. Salvo meliore judicio.' 

2. f. 3. ' One other discourse written by Jacobus Omphilius 
concerning the said mariage.' 

It bears his signature at the end. 

3. f. 8 5. ' One other discourse written by three of the said 
doctors of the Imperiall chamber of Spires, viz. Chilianus Sinapius, 
Marcus Ludovicus Ziegler, and Georgius Brunner, concerning the 
said marriage.' 

Their signatures are subscribed. 

4. f. 19. 'A lardge discourse made by Robert Beale con- 
cernincr the raariawe betweene the Earle of Hertford and the 
Lady Katherj'n Gray."* 

To this is subscribed the initials 'R. B.' 

5. f. 47. ' One other lardge discourse written by fower 
doctors of the Imperiall chamber of Spires, viz. Chilianus Sina- 
pius, Marcus Ludovicus Ziegler, Georgius Brunner, and Johan- 
nes Michaell Ficlems, concerning the said mariage.' 

It bears their signatures at the end. 


6. f. 81. 'The copie of one other discourse made hy five 
doctors of the Universitie of Parris, concerning the said marriage.' 

The names of these doctors were, Laurentius Riviere, Jacobus De la 
Croix, Joannes Ramatus, Petrus Pillaguetius, and Martinus Gilbertus. 

1839 li. V. 4. 

A folio, on paper, of 158 leaves, in good preservation. 
That part of the 'Libkr feodorum militum comitatibus Ebor. 
Lincoln, fcjuff. et Norf.' which relates to Norfolk, a. d. 1585. 

1840 li. V. 5. 

A folio, on paper, containing 93 leaves (the first 5 of which 
are blank), with from 25 to 30 lines in a page, written in English, 
in a slovenly hand of the beginning of the xviith century. 

Notes of Petitions to Chancery, with their Answers, 
FROM July 1622 to May 1623. 

On a fly-leaf at the beginning are written the names of Rob. Coytmor and 
R. Salisbury. 

In the Catalogue of Bishop Moore, who was a former owner of this book, 
it is said to be 'Archbishop \Villiams's original book of Causes tryed before 
him when Lord Keeper.* 

1841 li. V. 6. 

A small folio, on paper, containing 24 leaves of 22 lines, bound 
up with li. V. 5 : written in the xviith century. 

1. ff. 1 — 13. 'The Narratives of Prince Rupert and 
the Duke of Albemarle concerning the Miscarriages in 


Concerning these, see Parliamentary History, Vol, iv. col. 404, where the 
Duke of Albemarle's report is printed. 

2. ff. 14 — 24. ' Orders of the Comittee appointed to 


The last leaf contains the summary of matters discussed under seven prin- 
cipal heads. 

1842 li. V. 7. 

A folio, on paper, containing 1 88 numbered leaves, with about 
24 lines in a page, written in English, in a hand of the xviith 


MISSION AND Statute of Sewers [23 Hen. VIII. c. 5], ex- 
pressing the Extent of the authoritie thereof, and written for 
Commissioners'" direction in the execution of theire dutie.' [The 
Readings of Robert Callis at Gray's Inn, in August, 1622.] 

The first edition of this was printed in 1647, the fourth (edited by W. J. 
Broderip) in 1824. 

The exordium of the first reading is omitted in this MS. 

1843 li. V. 8. 

A folio, on paper, containing 120 numbered leaves (a few of 
which are blank), with from 2-5 to 30 lines in a page. Written 
in hands of the xviith centurj-. It is bound up with the pre- 
ceding MS. 

Historical Tracts. 

I. ff. 1 — 19. ^A Discourse written hy Sir Henrie Man- 
w airing; aiiid hy Mm presented to the King's Majestic, J.". 1618, 
wherein are discovered the beginnings and proceedings of the Pyrats^ 
icho noice so much infest the Seas: Together with his advise and 
direction how to surprise and suppresse them.'' 

Begins : 

Daielie experience proves it to be undoubtedlie true, that English 
Py rates doe first arme and horse themselves... 


I humbly commend this to your highnesse' remembrance ; delibe- 
rare lente ; quod decreveris, constanter urge. 

After six blank leaves, 

II. ff. 26 — 43. ' The Manner of the proceedings in Par- 
liament against Francis, Viscount St Albans, late Lord Chan- 
cellor of England^ together with his true Confession and humble 

Begins : 

On Monday the 19th day of December, 1620, in the aftemoone, the 
Commons had a Conference with the Lords... 

That hee shall never sitt in parliament, nor come within the verge 
of the Courte. — This is the Judgment and Resolucion of this high 
This will be found in the Journals of the House of Lords. 


After five blank leaves, in a fresh handwriting, 

III. ff. 49—63. ' Of the Election of the Kinge of Poland, 
December^ 1632, by waie of letter, dated ut supra.^ 

Begins : 

My laste unto you was the thirteenth day of December : Nowe these 
are to lett you understand of some passages concerning the Election of 
the Kinge of Poland... 

...God in his good time will send a man, that shall roote uppe thla 
generation of Locusts from the face of the earth. 
This is a familiar description of the journey of the writer and Mr Gourden 
from Dantzic to VV^arsaw, with an account of the proceedings at the election 
ofVIadislas VIL 

In a fresh handwriting, 

IV. ff. 64 — 119. *■ A Record or memoriall of divers excellent 
Orations and pollitique Consultacions in manie exigents and waightie 

points of state, delivered at sundry times, and upon severall occa- 
sions, by that famous Councellor to Queene Elizabeth, Sir Nicholas 
Bacon, Knight, Lord Keeper of the Greate Seale of England."* 

1. ff. 65—68. * An Oration made by the Lord Keeper to 
the Queene's Majestic in her Gallerie at Westminster, exhortinge 
her to marriage.' 

Begins : 

May it please your Majestie to understand, that all my Lords here 
present, and all the rest, both Spiritual and Temporal... 

...and on th 'other side, If I have performed my Commaundement, that 
8oe they would affirme it. 
This, though not mentioned in the journals, was probably delivered upon 
the occasion of presenting the petition of the Lords, Nov. 10, 1566. See 
Pari. Hist, of England, I. 710. 

2. f. 68 J. ' The Answer given in the Queene's presence to 
the Lord Maior, when hee was presented."* 

Begins : 

'ITie Queene's Majestie hath heard, and doeth very well understand, 
your humble suite and peticion... 

..nor you, my Lord Maior, in receiveinge the charge, nor your bre- 
thren the Aldermen, in their eleccion. 


3. f. 69. ' His Speech used to a Serjeant at Lawe called to 
be a Judge.' 

Begins : 

Mr Serjeant — Yourwisdome and my weaknes requireth fewe words, 
and in very deed, fewe words bee best remembred... 
Ends (after the oath taken, 'upon the deliverie of the pattent'): 

...reward for the execucion of the same, as ever happened to anie 
that ever occupied this place. 

4. ff. 70 — 75. ' An Oration made to the Queene's Majestic 
by the Lord Keeper concerninge her marriage and the succession 
of the Crowne.' 

Begins : 

Humbly beseechinge your most excellent Majestie, your faithfoll, 
loveinge, and obedient subjects... 


...since the beginninge of your Raigne, which I pray God long to 
continue to his honor with all felicitie. 
This, with a few verbal variations, is printed in Pari. Hist, of England, 
I. 710 — 714, as 'The Petition of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,' pre- 
sented to her Majesty, Nov. 10, 1566. 

5. ff. 75, 76. ' The effect of the Speech used by the said 
Lord Keeper unto the Queene's Majestie at such times as her 
highnes first called him to serve.*" 

Begins : 

I wishe, for service' sake (seeing it pleaseth your Majestie to call mee 
to serv-e), that those things which your highnes by report suppose th 
to bee in mee, were mine in very ded... 


...Soe, for duties' sake, I shall with good contencion enter into such 
callinge as your Majestie shall commaunde mee. 

6. ff. 76 5 — 81. 'Used by the Lord Keeper amonge the 

Lords of the Starr Chamber, An". 1568.' 

Begins : 

The cause of your callinge together at this time is this. The Queene's 
Majestie is given to imderstand that sundrie of her lawes... 


. . .as thereby wee may in part satisfie for our negligence and default 
past, and avoid the perills and dangers to come. 

7. ff. 81—83. ' The Lord Keeper's Speeche to Su- Thomas 
Gargrave, elected Speaker for the House of Commons.'' [1559.] 


Begins : 

Sir Thomas Gargrave.- Your comly and modest manner in disabling 
yourselfe in this office androorae... 

...unto further occasion wee have thought good to dismisse you. 
See D'Ewes's Journals. 

8. ff. 83—96. ' The Speech used by my Lord Keeper, Tenne 
daies before [Christmas] An". 1559, at the Councell Table, con- 
cerninge an Aide required by the Scotts for the removeinge of the 
French out of Scotland.' 

Begins : 

My Lords and Masters. — For that in soe greate and waightie a cause 
as this is... 

Ends: upon the first breakers of the treaty betweene both the Realmes. 

9. ff. 96 — 101. 'A Speech used by the Lord Keeper in 
Councell in the end of Midsomer Terme, 1582 [1562, see Burgh- 
ley's State Papers^ pp. 388 — 393], when it was brought in ques- 
tion whether the Enterviewe betweene the Queene's Majestic and 
the Scottish Queene were convenient to bee allowed of or not ; 
the effect whereof he spake in July to the Queene att Greenewich.'' 

Begins : 

My Lords. — To my understandinge the best way to judge whether 
the Enterviewe shall bee good and profitable... 

Ends : 

And therefore for my part I cannot alio we of it. 

10. ff. 102—110. 'A Speech used by the Lord Keeper to 
the Lords and others aissembled in the Parliament house.' 

Begins : 

My Lords and Masters all. — The Queene's most excellent Majestie, 
our naturall and most gratious Sovereign Lady... 


...and for your day of presentation, the Queene's Majestic givcth 
you, &c. 
Delivered upon the opening of Parliament, Jan. 25, 15.58-9, and printed 
in Pari. Hist, of England, I. G37— 642. 

11. ff. 110—118. *An Oration made by the Lord Keeper 
the eight of March, the Parliament then endinge, to the Nobles 
and Commons, in the presence of the Queene's Majestic.' 


Begins : 

Mr Speaker — TheQueene's Majestie hath heard you how discreetly 
and wisly you have declared... 

...accordinge to the auncyent order shal hee made and declared, as 

I have saide. 

It does not appear that any one of the Parliaments of Elizabeth ended 

on the 8th of March, This is given, with verj* considerable variations, in 

D'Ewes's Journals (p. 151), as the Lord Keeper's Speech at the close of the 

Session, May 29, 1571. See also Pari. Hist, of England, I. 766 — 772. 

12. fF. 118-120. ' The effect of his Speech to Mr Bell, when 
hee was called to bee Judge, descrybinge the quallities requisite to 
bee in a Judge.' [24 Jan. 19 Eliz — Du^dale.] 
Begins : 

That the Queene's Majestie, through the good opinion which shee 
had conceived of Mr Bell. . . 


. . .and satisfyinge her people whom he hath to jndg by her authoritie. 

This gives the purport only of the speech, in the third person. 

Then follow the lines. 

Sic puto, sic scripsi : sic vivam, sic volo cuncta : 

Sic mediocre placet. Numquid magis omnia possunt ? 

Des igitur, Deus, hoc medium : mea rota tenebo. 

Beneath these is written the name of Bacon, apparently an imitation of 
his autograph. 

1844 n. V. 9. 

A folio, on paper, containing 268 leaves, written in various 
hands of the xviith century. 

CoLLECTioxs, Historical and Legal. 

1. ff. 1 — 2-t. ^Collections out of the Records, declaring the 
manner hoice the Kinges of England have from time to time sup- 
plied theire Necessities with Moneyes, without the helpe of Parlia- 
mentes.^ Dated ' Anno 9° Jacobi Regis.' 

Begins : 

The Kinges of England have repaired and supported their estates... 

...since they were settled in the Crowne by a formaU lawe; and noe 
subsequent ever hath discharged them. Finis. 


2. ff. 27 — 45. A Letter * to my Noble Friends in the Lower 
Hoicse of Parliament^'' hy a former Member of the House^ and 
relating to grievances. 

Printed in Rush worth, I. 489, where it is called 'A speech without 

3. ff. 4b* — 53. Remonstrance of the House of Commons, upon 
the dissolution of the Parliament^ 2 Charles I. 

Printed in Pari. Hist. Eng. II. 199. 

4. ff. 54 — 56. '"Instructions to be exactly and effectually ob- 
served and followed by his Majestie''s Commissioners for the loane 
of money unto his Majestie [Charles Z.].' 

5. ff. 60 — 68. * Of Robert Devoureux^ Earl of Essex., and of 
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham : — Some observations by way 
of paralell in the tyme of their estates of Fortune,'' by Sir Henry 

First printed in 1641, with portraits; again in 1685, in the ReliquitB 
WottoniaruB ; and lastly in 1814, at the private press of Lee Priory, under 
the editorship of Sir Egerton Brydges. 

6. flf. 70 — 83. Letter from Mary, Queen of Scots, to Queen 

This is an English translation, without date, of the French original, dated 
8 Nov. 1582, in the Cottonian MSS. Calig. c. vii. 57. Miss Strickland has 
given a translation in her Letters of Mary, I. 294. 

7. ff. 87 — 117. '-4 little Treatise of Baile and Mainprise, 
toritten at the request of Sir William Haydon, Knight, by Sir 
Edward Cooke, Knighte.'' 

First printed in 1637. 

8. ff. 119 — 167. ''A Letter of Advise sent by an antient 
Councellor of State unto Kinge Charles, Against the seditious libel- 
ling of Tom Tell- Truth, and other Pamphletters of that nature : 
Treating also of the hwfullnes of the Election of Ferdinand, King 
of Bohemia: the Proscripcion of the Count Palatine: And of the 
antient faithfull Amitie and Aliance that hath alwaies bene invio- 
lablie observed and nourished betweene the howse of Burgundie and 
England, untill of late yeares : And councellinge to revive the same 
Friendshipp, as more safe and prqfiUable for the Crowne then that 
of the Hollanders.^ 


Begins : 

Most gracious Prince ; I knowe well what reverence Subjectes owe 
to their Soveraigne.. 

...nor obligacion of or to anie Forraigne Prince whatsoever; but 
this Hanc animatn concede mihi, tua astera sunto. 
See Article 20. 

9. ff. 168 — 170. The Speech of Sir Dvdley Digges before 
the House of Lords ^ upon the impeachment of the Duke of Bucking- 
ham, 2 Charles I. 

Printed in Rushworth, I. 302. 

10. ff. 172, 173. Mr Wainsford^s Speech^ upon the same 

A summary of this is given in Rushworth, I. 352. 
n. ff. 174 — 177. Sir John Elliotfs Speech, upon the same 

Printed, with some variations, in Rushworth, I. 3o3. 

12. ff. 180 — 184. ' Mr John GlanviVs Speech^ upon the same 
occasion; touching the £10000 ht/ the Duke of Buckingham unlaw- 
fully exacted and extorted of the East India, Company, by colour of 
his office of Lord Admiral I of England.'' 

Printed in Rushworth, I. 314. 

IS. ff. 185 — 194. Another Speech of Mr Glanvill, upon the 
same occasion, ' touching the ships which icere put into the potcer 
and service of the French King, and employed afterwards against 
the Bochellers.'' 

Printed in Rushworth, I. 322. 

14. ff, 196 — 199. '■Mr Herberte his Speech, reported by the 
Lord Chamherlayne, the Sth of May, 1626,'' ujyon the same occasion. 

Rushworth (I. 308) has condensed this speech into half a dozen lines. 

15. ff. 201, 202. 'His Majesties [James I.] Speech, the 
first of March, 1623, at TheobaUs, to the Committee of the Lords 
and the Loicer House, sent with the reasons of breaking both trea- 

Printed in Rushworth, I. 129. 

16. ff. 203—210. '■Certain Consideracions upon the Choyce 
of the Duk6 of Buckingham for Chanceloure of the Universitie of 
Cambridge, June the first, 1626.'* 

VOL. III. 1 I 


17. f. 211. The King's (Charles I.) Letter to the Univer- 
sity of Cambridae, commending their election of the Duke of Buck- 
ingham for their Chancellor. 

Printed in Rush worth, I. 374. 

18. ff. 213— 220. 'Mr John Seldone's Speech before the 
Lordes, upon the delivery of the Grevances presented against the 
Duke of Buckingham.^ and reported hy the Earle of Dorset on 
Monday the Sth of May, 1 626.' 

A summary of this is given in Rushworth, I. .310. 

19. ff. 221 — 225. ' The Letter of Inojosa [ambassador extra- 
ordinary from Spain] to Kinge James.'' 


That which 1 spake to your Majestie some daies past ; and which at 
this present your Majestie commands me to deliver you in writing... 


..since that which is desired, is not his harme, but the secnritie of 
your Majestie. 
See Rushworth, I. 144. 

20. ff. 227—268. ' Tom Tell Troth, or a Free Discourse 
touching the Murmurs of the tyme. Directed to his Majestie 
[James /.] by way of humble Advertisement,'' 

Printed in the Harleian Miscellany, II. 419; also in Somers's Tracts, II. 

1845 li. V. 10. 

A folio, on paper, containing 94 numbered pages of MS. (and 

137 leaves of blank paper), with from about 30 to 40 lines in a 

page, written in English, in hands of the latter part of the xviith 


A Collection of Law Precedents. 

Near the end was commenced an Index, but it contains references under 
the word Conditions only. 

X8«6 ^ ^* 11* 

A folio, on vellum, in 84 leaves of 29 lines. Written in French, 
late in the xvth century. 

A Treatise ' Du Gouvernemknt de Corps dOmmk.' In 


This volume has belonged to Henry VII., whose arms impaled with 
those of Elizabeth of York, are richly illuminated on the fly-leaf. The 
initial letters of the articles contain drawings representing the subject of the 
article, aU coloured, and with gilded foliations. There is no title-page, nor 
does there seem to have been any, but in the colophon the description of the 
book appears as follows : Cy fine ce livre qui traicte de tout ce qui necessaire 
pour le gouvernetnent de corps domme et de pluseurs remedes contre pluseurs et 
diverges maladies. 

The work is in four books, with a proemium. 
Proemium begins : 

Dieu qui par sa grant puissance tout le monde establi (with a large 
representation of the Creation) : 

The treatise begins : 

Lair est un des quatres elemens... 
Ends: qui se delicte en oir parler de femmes. 
There is a contemporary table of contents on three leaves inserted before 
the treatise. On the last there are some recipes in Latin and English: also 
the name Walter us, and the couplet, 

Cuspite cultelli perierunt am bo remele, 
.A.mne soror, mater fune, doTore pater. 

Jioy Henry VII. a qui dieu doint bonne vie et paradis. 

"^'^ li. V. 12. 

A folio, on paper, containing 102 numbered leaves, with from 
SO to 40 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the 
xviith century. 

Reports of Cases adjudged in the King's Bench and 
Common Bench, between 31 and 38 Eliz., with a ver}' few in 
the reign of James T. 

18*« IL V. 13. 

A folio, on paper, containing 129 leaves (a few of which are 
blank), numbered as far as 107, with between 50 and 60 hnes in 
a page, written m Law- French, in a hand of the beginning of the 
xviith century. 

Reports of Cases adjudged in the King's Bench, Com- 
mon Bench, and Exchequer, between 36 and 40 Elizabeth, 
with an Index. 

Most of the cases are printed in Croke. 

I I 2 


1849 li. V. 14. 

A folio, on paper, containinjr 148 leaves, numbered as 146 
(two folios being numbered 36, and two 146), with from 40 to 50 
lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the xviith 
century. It is slightly stained nearly throughout, and between 
if. 116 — 131 the upper corners are eaten away by mice. 

Keports of Oases adjudged chiefly in the King''s Bench, 
FROM Easter Term, 7 James I., to Trinity term, 10 James I. 

Many of these cases are in Brownlow, Coke, and Croke. 

On f. 143 is written a list of the judges of the 4 Courts of Westminster 
in the 10 James I.' — the fourth Court being that of Wards and Liveries. 

1850 11. V. 15. 

A folio, on paper, containing 351 leaves, the greater number of 
which are blank, written in Law- French, in a hand of the latter 
part of the xvith century. 

A Law Common-place Book, arranged alphabetically. 
A great many of the titles have no entries under them. 


li. V. 16. 

A folio, on paper, containing 265 leaves, numbered irregularly 
(the first folio being numbered 44), with from 45 to 50 lines in a 
page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the latter part of the 
xvith century. 

Law Reports from Mich. Term, 32 Eliz., to Hilary 
Term, 36 Eliz. 

Many of the cases are in Coke and Croke. 

X852 li. V. 17. 

A folio, on paper (bound with the preceding), containing 50 
leaves, partially numbered, with about 50 lines in a page, written 
in Law-French and English, in a hand of the xviith century. 


Court de (tards queux decydent ascuns doubt in ley,' &c. 
It commences with Trinity Term, 7 Edw. VI., and ends with Mich. 
Term, 10 James I. 


1853 li. V. 18. 

A folio, on paper, in bad condition, containing 325 leaves (a 
few of which are blank), very irregularly numbered, with from 30 
to 40 lines in a page, written in Latin, in hands of the xvth and 
xvith centuries. It consists of various MSS. collected into one 

Extracts from the Close, Fixe, axd Patent Rolls, 
FROM Edw. III. to Hex. VIII. ; chiefly in the time of Hex. VI. 
and VII. 

Ff. 24-1 — 253 (f. 249 is torn out) contain two-part vocal Mrsic, probably 
of about the time of Queen Marj- ; the cantus and tenor upon opposite pages, 
written upon 5 lines, with open notes, and without bars. 

1. f. 2446. ' Kyrie rex, genitor ingenite, vera essencia, elej-son...' 

2. f. 246 6. 'Et in terra pax hominibus. ' 

3. f. 248 6. 'Patrem omnipotentem, factorem celi et terre...' [The 
Xicene Creed.] 

4. f. 250. 'Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth...' 

5. f. 250 b. * Benedictus qui venit in nomine Dei...' 

6. f. 251 b. *Qui tollis peccata mundi...' 

Upon some of the fly-leaves are written notes upon tenures, with refer- 
ences to Littleton. The names of Henry Byllinge, William Ravenscroft, 
and Thomas Rauncraft, occur as former ownei-s of the book, or part of it. 

1854 li. V. 19. 

A folio, on paper, containing \^b numbered leaves, with from 
30 to 40 lines in a page, badly written, in a hand of the xviith 

1. f. 1. 'The Case of Shippe-moxey, Mich. 13 Caroli, 
in the Exchequer Chamber, argued by Mr St Johx of Lincoln''s 
Inne, Utter-Barrister, ox the behalfe op Mr Hambden.' 

2. f. 21. ' The Argumext of Sk. Edward Litleton, 
knight, Sollicitor for the King, of the Inner Temple, made in the 
Exchequer Chamber pro Rege.' 

3. f. 52. 'The Replye of Mr Holborxe of Lincolne"'s 
Inne to the Argument of Mr SoUicitor, 20 Octobris, 13 Caroli, 
in Camera Scaccarii."* 

On the fly-leaf is the name of Robert Hales. 
See li. V. 27 and 30. 


1855 li. V. 20. 

A folio, on paper, containing 63 numbered leaves, with about 
40 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the x viith 

Law Reports in the reigns op Hen. VIIL, Eliz., and 
James 1. 

Most of these cases are in Keilway, Moore, or Croke. 

1856 li. V. 21. 

A folio, on paper (bound with the preceding), containing 111 
numbered leaves, with from 40 to 50 lines in a page, written in 
Law-French and English, in a hand of the xviith century. 

Law Reports between Mich. Term, 6 James L, and 
Easter Term, 8 James I. 

Some of these cases are in Coke, Croke, Ley, and Moore. 

1857 li. V. 22. 

A folio, on paper, containing 109 numbered leaves (and a few 
blank), with 32 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand 
of the XV nth century. 

Reports of Cases decided in the Court of Exchequer, 
FROM Trinity Term, 3 Charles I., to Hilary Term, 4 
Charles I. 

The cases in 4 Charles I. appear to have been copied verbatim from 
Littleton's printed Reports. 

Upon the fly-leaf is written, 'The Book of Robert Nicholas:' he was 
made a judge of the Upper Bench in 1649 ( Whitdocke). 

1858 ^ ^- 23. 

A folio, on paper, containing 31 9 numbered pages, and 7 un- 
numbered leaves, with about 32 lines in a page, written in Law- 
French, in a hand of the xviith century. 

Law Reports from Mich. Term, 4Charles L, to Hilary 
Term, 17 Charles I., with an index of matters, and also of cases. 
Many of the cases are in Croke. 


1859 li. V. 24. 

A folio, on paper, containing 188 leaves (numbered as 193), 
with from 35 to 45 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a 
hand of the latter part of the xvith century. 

Reports of Cases decided ix the King's Bench and Com- 
mon Bench in 36, 37, and 38 Elizabeth, with the case of 
Dillon and Fkeine in the Exchequer Chamber. 
Many of these are in Coke, Croke, and Goldsborough. 

1860 IL V. 25. 

A folio, on paper, containing 234 numl)ered leaves, with about 
32 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand of the xviith 

Reports of Cases decided in all the Courts between 
36 Eliz. and 17 James L, with an index of cases in a later 

Many of these are in Brownlow, Coke, Croke, Godbolt, and Hobart. 

On the top of the first page is written, ' Ex libro Mri Bridgman. — Reports 
de south le maine [de] Judge Warberton, Trin. 36 Euz., delivered a moy 
par Mr Ireland de Beausie.' Warburton was made a j udge of the Common 
Pleas 44 Eliz., and died 19 James I. 

1861 IL V. 26. 

A folio, on paper, containing 200 leaves, numbered as 232 
(ff. 48, 49, 80, 110, 111—146, have been torn out), with about 
38 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a hand of the xviith 

Reports of Cases decided chiefly in the King's Bench, 
between 26 Eliz. and 15 James 1. 

To these are prefixed (fi: 1 — 3) Resolutions of the Judges con- 
cerning the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall, 3 Charles I. 
Many of the cases are in Brownlow, Croke, Moore, and RoUe. 


186Z li. V. 27. 

A folio, on paper, containing 208 leaves, numbered irregularly 
(the first leaf is numbered 92), with from 38 to 48 lines in a page, 
written in a hand of the xviith century. 

The Case of Ship-Money. 
See li. V. 19 and 30. 

1. f. 92. ' Mr Attorney Banckes his Argument.' 

Given with variations in Rush worth's Hist. Collect. II. .541 — 690. 

2. f. 112. 'The case of Shipp-money, Mich. 13 Caroli, in the Exchequer 
Chamher. Argued by Mr St John, of Lincoln's Inne, Utter-barrester, on 
the behalf of Mr Hambden.' 

Rush worth, II. 481— .544. 

3. £ 129 'The Argument of Sr Edward Litleton, knight, of the Inner 
Temple, made in the Exchequer Chamber pro Rege.' 

4. f. 160. ' The Reply of Mr Hoi borne, of Lincolne's Inn, to the Argu- 
ment of Mr Solicitor, 2 Octobris, 13 Caroli, in Camera Scaccarii.' 

. Rush worth, II. 690—698. 

5. f. 182. ' The Argument of Justice Crawley conceminge Shipp-money, 
in the Exchequer Chamber, Termino Sti Hillarii, xiii Car,, 27 die Januarii, 
1637, pro Rege.' 

6. f. 190. ' The Argument of Judge Weston in the Exchequer Chamber, 
before all the Judges, for Shipp-money, the 27th of January, a.d. 1637.' 

7. f. 202. 'The Argument of Sr Robert Barkeley, kt., one of the jus- 
tices of the Ring's Bench, in the Exchequer Chamber, concerninge the case 
of Shipp-money, 10 Febr. 13 Caroli, pro Rege.' 

8. f. 214. ' The Argument of Judge Crooke in the Exchequer Chamber, 
concerning the Shipp-money, the 14th day of April), A.n. 1038.' 

Rushworth, II. App. 177—212. 

9. f. 226. 'The Argument of Judge Jones, one of the judges of the 
King's Bench, made in the Exchequer Chamber, concerninge the Shipp- 
money, 28 April], 1638.' 

10. f. 236. 'The Argument of the truly pious and most grave learned 
lawyer Sr Richard Hutton, made in the Exchequer Chamber before all the 
judges then present, the 28th day of Aprill, a.d. 1638.' 

Rushworth, II. App. 169—176. 

11. f. 248. ' Baron Denham's Certificate of his Judgment for the Ship- 
money, in the Exchequer Chamber, the 26th of May, 16.38.' 

Rushworth, II. App. 219. 

12. f. 250. ' The Argument of Judge Vernon in the Exchequer Cham- 
ber, the... day of-., 13 Car., conceminge Shipp-money.' 


13. £ 251 . ' The Argument of Barron Trevor in the Exchequer Cham- 
ber, 14 April, 1638, conceminge Shipp-money.' 

14. f. 254. 'The Argument of the Lord Cheife Barron Davenporte in 
the Exchequer Chamber, 28 Mail, 1638.' 

15. f. 264. 'The Argument of Sr John Finch, knight, Lord Cheif 
Justice of the Common Pleas, in the Exchequer Chamber, 9 Junii, 1638, 
concernyng Shipp-money.' 

Rush worth, II. App. 220—243. 

16. f. 286. 'The Argument of Sr John Brampston, kt.. Lord Cheif 
Justice of the Kinge's Bench, the 9th of June, 1638, in the Exchequer 
Chamber, concerning Shipp-money.' 

17. f. 295. 'The Recorde concemeinge the Shipp-money, and Argu- 
ments of the judges, wherein the King is plaintif and Hambden defendant, 
in the Exchequer Chamber, a.d. 1638.' 

i»«3- li. V. 28, 29. 

1864 ' 

A folio, on paper, containing 277 leaves, numbered irregularly, 

written in Law- French, in a hand of the xviith century. 

Law Common-Place Books, upon the Reports &c. of Sir 
Edw. Coke. 

1865 li. Y. 30. 

A folio, on paper, containing 495 leaves, numbered as 482, 
with about 23 lines in a page, written in a hand of the xviith 

Arguments of the Counsel and Judges in the Case of 


Of Mr St John, Sir Edw. Littleton, Solicitor-General, Mr Holbome, Sir 
John Banks, Attorney-General, Mr Justice ^^'eston, Mr Baron Crawlej', 
Mr Justice Berkley, Mr Baron Trevors, Mr Baron Vernon, Mr Justice 
Croke, Mr Justice Jones, Mr Justice Hutton, Mr Baron Denham, Chief 
Baron Davenport, Chief Justice Finch, and Chief Justice Brampston. 

See li. V. 27. 

Prefixed is the Case upon the Record, against Hampden, to which are 
attached the names of Robert Holbome and John Bancks, Solicitor and At- 
torney-General respectively. 



1866 li. V. 31. 

A folio, on paper, discoloured in places with damp and dirt, 
containing 199 leaves, numbered as 200, (a few of which are 
blank,) written in Latin, in a hand of the early part of the xvith 

Extracts from the Patent and Escheat Rolls. 

1. ff. 1—85. Grants of Offices &c (from the Patent Rolls) 
from 1 to 4 Henry Vill. 

2. ff. 88—192. Extracts from the Escheat Rolls. 

They consist merely of lists of the counties and names of the persons 
on whose account writs of Diem clausum extremum &c. were issued, from 
34 Hen. VI. to 3 Hen. VIII. 

A fly-leaf at the end contains (in a handwriting of the time of Q. Eliza- 
beth) the narration of an experiment, made upon themselves, bj' two serving 
men of the Earl of Oxford, for the satisfaction of his lordship, who was 
desirous to know ' whether hanging were any payne or no.' This was, no 
doubt, Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604. 

1867 li. 7. 32. 

A folio, on paper, somewhat damaged by mice, containing 379 
leaves, numbered as 389, written in Law-French and English, in 
hands of the xviith century. 

Reports op Cases decided in the King^s Bench from 
Hilary Term, 13 James I., to Hilary Term, 7 Charles I., 
with an Index of Cases. 

Most of these are printed in Rollc, Croke, Noy, or Popham. 

Ff. 206—243 contain 

Arguments 'touching the Liberty of the Subjects.' 

1. f. 206. ' Sr Dudley Digges' introduction to the Argu- 
ment of the libertye of the subject at a conference before the 
Lords in Parliament, 4 Caroli, Aprill 1, 1628."' 

Printed in 1642. 

2. f. 207. * The Argument of Mr Creswell, 1628.' 

3. f. 210. 'Selden's Argument, 1 Apr. 4 Car., in Parlia- 
ment, in the painted chamber." 

Printed in 1642. 


4. f. 218. 'Mr Littleton's Argument concerning the per- 
sonal! libertye of the subject, in the painted chamber, at a com- 
mittee of both Houses, 3 April, 4 Car., 1628."' 

5. f. 222. ' The objections of the king's councell, with the 
answeres made thereunto, at the second other conference touching 
the same matter, 3 Apr. 1628, 4 Car.' 

6. f. 224. 'The true copyes of the records not printed, 
which were used on either side in that part of the debate, 3 April, 
1628, 4 Car.' 

7. f. 228. ' Resolutions upon the question, die Jovis, 3 Apr. 
1628, 4 Car— Sr Edw. Coke's Argument.' 

8. f. 230, ' Mr Glanvill's Argument by way of opposition of 
the legall part, 22 May, 1628, 4 Car.' 

9. f. 238. ' Sr Henry Martin's speech against the conclusion 
of the Lords' addition unto the Petition of Right, at a conference 
of both Houses in the painted chamber, 22 May, 1628, 4 Car.' 

Printed in 1628. 

Portions of these Arguments are given in Rush worth's Hist. Collect. L 
627 et seq. 

1868 ^ V. 33. 

A folio, on paper, containing 571 leaves, numbered as 565, 
with from 25 to 30 Hues in a page, written in English, in a hand 
of the xviith century. 

Sir Henry Hobart's Reports of Cases decided in the 
Reign of James I., with a few in the Reign of Elizabeth. 

They have been often printed. 

The cases in this volume end with that of Lord ShefFeild v. RatcliflFe, and 
Mackwilliams's case, which precedes it in the last printed edition, is omitted. 

1869 li V. 34. 

A folio, on paper, containing 353 numbered leaves, with 24 
lines in a page, written in English, in a hand of the xviith 

Sir Humphrey Winch's Reports of Cases decided in the 
Common Bench from Easter Term, 19 James L, to Hilary 
Term, 22 James I. 

Printed in 1657. 


On a fly-leaf at the beginning is written, 'The Book of Rohert Nicholas.' 
He was successively a Justice of the Common Pleas, a Baron of the Ex- 
chequer, and a Justice of the King's Bench, during the Commonwealtlu 

1870 li. V. 35. 

A folio, on paper, containing 408 numbered, and 4 unnum- 
bered leaves, with about 25 lines in a page, written in Law- 
French, in a hand of the xviith century. 

Sir Thomas Hetley's Reports of Cases decided in the 
Common Bench from Easter Term, 3 Charles I., to Trin- 
ity Term, 7 Charles I. 

The first leaf, in a different handwriting, contains 3 cases in Hilary Term, 
2 Charli-:s I., and at the end is an index of cases. 

An English translation of these Reports was printed in 1657, with a few 
additional cases. 

1871 li. V. 36. 

A folio, on paper, containing 113 leaves, numbered as 112, 
with from 45 to 50 lines in a page, written in Law-French, in a 
hand of the xviith century. 

Reports of Cases decided in the King's Bench from 
Mich. Term, 20 James L, to Hilary Term, 22 James J. 

They correspond generally with Vol. II. of Rolle's printed Reports (167G), 
pp. 236—601. 

1872 li. V. 37. 

A quarto, on silk paper, in 110 leaves of 27 lines. Date, 

'Giardino Cosmografico da Bartholo Sylva.' 

This is a work on Natural History in general, in eight books, with pic- 
torial illustrations. The title page describing tiie author, &c. is as follows: 

* Gia Sylva Hor Giardino Cosmografico Cultivate da Bartholo Sylva Cit- 
tadino di Turino Medico Phisico et Chyrugico ; Per quelli, che non hanno 
tempo di far longo studio ; opera non meno utile, che molto necessaria per 
conoscere il Mondo, e le co se continenti in quello; Perche Chi non couosce 
il Mondo non merita star nel Mondo.' 

Here follows a figure, well drawn and coloured, of a man, proljably Nebu- 
chadnezzar in the days of his punishment, standing on thorns, and holding a 
serpent, which is biting his body, looking up at the Sun. The picture is 
surrounded with a border, containing the words of Ps. cxx. 2, in Hebrew. 
There is also a portrait, coloured, on a copper engraving, of the Author, in 


his 30th year. Amoilg other illustrations is one representing Chaos, a re- 
markable specimen of colouring, and views or maps of Temistitan, Metro- 
politana Chiesa della Spagna Nova ; and Cusco Mctropole del Peru. 

The work is preceded by a number of sets of complimentary verses ad- 
dressed to the Author, in Greek, Latin, Italian, and French, by various per- 
sonages of rank, and is dedicated to the Earl of Leicester. 

Begins : 

L'onnipotente Dio creo un gran corpo... 


...accio ch'io possa meglio el tutto confermare con I'esperienza ; alia 
cui gloria sia, &c. 

A Table of the Chapters follows, signed ^Vlhiamo Haguins. The scribe's 
name is given as follows : 

A questi e ill piu eselente livro escrito di mano D. "M. Pettruccho Fio- 

Former possessors have been Johannes Sloughter, Sir Ihoon Blount, and 
Richard Latewarr, Chaplain illustrissimo Carolo Mountoys, to whom he 
presents it. 

1873 E. V. 38. 

A folio, on paper, containing 271 leaves, numbered as 267, 
with about 45 lines in a page, written in Law- French, in a hand 
of the latter part of the xvith century. 

Law Reports in the Reign of Elizabeth, chiefly from 
the 24th to the 30th year, with an Index of Cases. 
Many of them are in Leonard, Moore, and Croke. 

*«^* IL V. 39. 

A folio, on paper, containing 356 leaves (about one-third of 
which are blank), partially numbered, written in English, in hands 
of the former part of the xviith century. 
Law Precedents. 

It has a table of contents at the beginning. Upon the first fly-leaf is 
written, ' Joh. Rustell hunc librum mihi dedit. — J. Levitt.' 

1875 li. V. 40. 

A fo^jo, on paper, of 1 58 leaves, in good preservation. 
'An Alphabet of Gentrie, by P. C 1655.' 


In the manuscript catalogue this P. C. is stated to Rave been Philip Con- 
stable, but the authority for that identification is not apparent. Under the 
above title there is written * Initium sapientiie tinior Domini.' On the fly- 
leaf is ' William Blith's booke. Remember Shipman, 165fi. Paid 4*.' 

1876 li. V. 41. 

A folio, on paper and parchment; properly forming two books. 

1. 'Liber Bartholomei Angeli de Proprietatibus Re- 
rum. S. R.' 

This part is in double columns, with about 56 lines in a page. It consists 
of 343 leaves of paper, written in the xvth century. It is John Trevisa's 
translation of Bartholomew Glanville, which was printed by Wynkyn de 
Worde, but somewhat differently from the text in the present MS. The 
first book is here translated in full, not in the abridged form printed. The 
verbal inflections are also more regularly preserved. The chapter on Milk, 
in the xixth Book, seems to have been originally in an abridged form in the 
MS., and afterwards supplied, in a minute hand, on a pasted slip, in its full 

2. 'Arsmetrica Demonstrativa Jordani.' 

This is on parchment, containing 24 leaves of 44 lines, not in double 
columns. Written in the xivth century. 
Begins : 

Unitas est esse rei per se discretio... 

...duos numeros quorum proportio non sit data * * hoc est quod 
There is a brief running commentary with the text. The work has been 
printed with another fuller comment by .Jacobus Stapulensis. Folio. Paris, 

1877 li. V. 42. 

A folio, on paper, containing 601 leaves, written in Latin, in 
a hand of the latter part of the xvith or the beginning of the 
XVII th century. 

Calendar of the Patent Rolls from the first year of 
Edward IU. to the last tear of Richard TL 

With the exception of a few ti-anspositions and ver])al variations, this 
appears to correspond witli the Calendar printed under the direction of the 
Record CommiRsion in 1H02. 


1878 li. V. 43. 

A folio, on paper, containing 201 leaves, with from 35 to 45 
lines in a page, written in Law- French, in hands of the xivth 

Readings ox the Axciext Statutes. 

On the Statut€S of Gloucester, 6 Edw, I. 

Magna Carta, 25 Edw. I. 

Provisions of Merton, 20 Hen. III. 

Statute of Marlborough, 52 Hex. III. 

First of Westminster, 3 Edw. I. 

Second of ^Vestminster, 13 Edw. I. (3 Readings.) 

Third of A Vest minster, 18 Edw. I. (2 Readings.) 

Statute of Fines levied, 27 Edw. I. (2 Readings.) 
They are all anonymotis. 

1879 II V. 44. 

A moderate-sized quarto, on vellum, of 147 leaves, each page 
containing about 26 lines, written in a cursive hand of the latter 
part of the xiiith century, abounding with contractioas. Various 
ornaments and other parts of the MS. are rubricated, and nu- 
merous remarks in later hands (Greek and Latin) occur through- 
out the volume. From fol. 86 — 90 the MS. is written in a dif- 
ferent hand, which appears to belong to the xvth century. 

1. * ApiaTOTcXoui tjOiKwv NiKOfia-xeicov ficyaXtoy.' (a, /3.) 
Begins (f. 1) : 

iiTdhfi irpoatpovfifda Xeytti/. (Lib. I. C. 1, Aristot. Op. p. 848, ed- 
Ends (£30 6): 

fV Tj €v taois (f)i\ois < (Lib. n. c. 17, p. 870, Weise) 

2. ApiaTOTeXovs ' tjQikwv NtKo^ta^eitoi' fiiKpwv.' (a — k.) 
Begins (f. 30 6) : 

naaa re^*^ «fat Traaa fudoios. (Lib. I. C. 1, p. 688, Weise.) 
Ends (f. 106 6): 

Xiya/xev ovv dp^dfifvoi. (Lib. X. c. 9, p. 644, Weise.) 

3. 'AptaroTeXovi * rfiiKiav l^vorj/jLicov.' (a — e.) 
Begins (£ 106 b) : 

6 ftfv fv AijXo) irapa ra Ota t^i» ovtov -yw/xi^v. (Lib. I. C. 1, p. 871, 


End8(f. 138i): 

Tciv aTrXur dyadwv Iffrw flprjixivov. (Lib. VII. c. 15, p. 913, Weise.) 

4. * Apl(TTOTe\oV<i o'lKOI'OfXlKO^-' {o ,/3.) 

Begins (f. 1386): 

i; olKovofjuK^ Koi TToXtrtK^ 8ta<f>(pfi. (Ai'istot. (Econ. c. 1, p. 936, 

Ends (f. 147 b) : 

aT€(f}dvovs Se XtvKivovs irtpiridfi (sic). (Anon. CEcon. c. 42,p. 943, 
The first book in this MS. comprises the 'Aristotelis quas feruntur 
CEconomica' of the same edition. 

At the end is a note giving the date: 

eypa(f)T] to rrapov ^i^Xiov lijs TjdiKrjs tov ApiOTOTfXovs 8ta )(ft.p6s 
NtKoXnov fVTfXovi npayvcoarov tS)v (opap alTr)(rei rov dfOTipr/TOv pova- 
Xov Kvplov 'la>cw/3, aK(vo(j}vXaKos pdvBpas dKparrjpiov p,r}v\ 'lovviov (?) 
tr, lu8. ^, fTti ,r a//^ 7r /3. (i. e. A.D. 1274)' oi dvayivda-Kovrts (vxttrdf 
vrrkp avTwv. 

1880 li. VI. 1. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 1 .50, with 30 h'nes 
in a page. Date, 1449. The leaves are numbered throughout 
by the original scribe, and it hence appears that 40 have been lost 
at the beginning. 

1. ff. 41 — 45, as numbered. An account of the Apparition 
of Gt7iD0 DE CoRvo after his death. 

Begins (imperfect) : 

Cum ergo tales pontifices vel doctores. . . 
Ends: celis cum aliis Sanctis ad quod nos secum perducat qui &c. 

This is a mere fragment of the whole legend. The apparition took place 

at Aleste in Provence, 1334, as appears from another MS. account in the 

Library. See Dd. iv. 20, § 2. Tlie presence of the spirit is described as 

being a gentle wind, * talem sonum faciens ac si esset scopa teryens patiimeitlum.' 

2. ff. 45 — 48 a. 'Tractatus deionorancia sacebdotum/ 


Ignorancia sacerdotum populuni precipitat... 
Ends: sincere animo contnrbatur. Amen. (Jhristus laudetur hujnp 
quia fini.s habctur. 


S. ff. 48« — 150. 'Gesta Romanorum et moralis ex- 


Anselmus in civitate Romana regnavit... 
Ends: quibus mails nos conservat qui sine fine &c. 
This is the English Gesta. ^ See Dunlop's History of Fiction, ii. p. 170. 

4. ff. 151 — 188. Miracula de beata Virgine Maria. 


Quidam miles habens uxorem. . 

The chapters of this section are numbered ; chaps. 18, 19, and 20, are 
De hoc notnine Ihesv et de virtutibus ejus, Quomodo Sanctus Bartholomeus 
liberavit sacerdotem »uum a dyaMo, De invencio7ie celebracionis hujus festi 
omnium sanctorum et omnium sanctorum animarum. 

See Gg. VI. 26, § 19. 

5. ff. 188 — 190. ' Qualiter Pater noster est intelligendum.^ 

Begins : 

Pater noster, S;c. Unusquisque homo qui patrem... 
This is marked chapter 21 of § 4. It is followed hy two paragraphs 
(marked chapter 22), giving the ' Indulgentise Evangelii In principio erat 
terbum,' and 'nominis Ihesus in salutacione angelica.' 

At the end of § 3, and also at the end of the volume, is the name of the 
scribe, Herraannus de Gripeswaldis, and the date 1449 ; the day of the 
month on which § .3 was finished being Aug. 14, and in the second instance 
being Aug. 26. 

Below at the end is 

Dominus Water canonicus de Esluye est possessor istius libri. Qui 
rapit hunc librum demon frangat sibi collura. Finivi librum scripsi 
sine manibus ipsum. 
And on f. 1 is the name 
Eduardus Aichom. 

1881 Ii. VI. 2. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 98, with 24 lines in 
each page. It has illuminated initials, borders, and large illumi- 
nated pictures. Date, the xvth century. 


ff, 3 — 8 contain the Kalendar, ff. 20 — 28 contain commemorations and 
hymns to the Holy Trinity, the Facies Redemptoris, S. Michael, S. Christo- 
pher, SS. John B. and E., S. George, S. Katharine, S. Margaret, and S. Ann, 
each with an illuminated picture occupying an entire leaf. The Hours 



begin f. 30, with before each hour a picture of the Annunciation, Visitation, 
Nativity, a hermit playing on the bagpipes, f 43, the Adoration of the Magi, 
Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, and Presentation in the Temple: 
then f. 56, preceded by an illumination of the B. V. and Child in glory, the 
hymn. Salve virgo virginum stella matutina, O Intemerata, the Septera 
Gaudla ; in f 65, after a picture of the Crucifixion, the prayers to the Wounds, 
and Bede's on the Seven Words ; f 71, the Seven penitential Psalms after 
the usual representation of our Lord with the instruments of the Passion 
followed by the Litany, and in f. 80, the Vigiliae Uefunctorum, and f. 90, 
the Commendatio Animarum ; after which the MS. ends, f. 97 ft, with a 
prayer about S. Etheldreda. 

The MS. formerly belonged to Edmond Roberts (the son of the owner of 
li. VI. 7, q. v.), who besides his name in various parts of the book, and hymns 
and prayers in English and Latin on the blank side of the illuminated pic- 
tures, has given a list of Thomas Roberts' 24 children, and the dates of their 
births, ff. 28, 29. 

In f. 27 is a curious ' Oratio bona pro febribus,' beginning : 
Theobas Ruith et Ruth Kanai per veritatem dni nri, &c. 

In f. 28 is the mention of Edmond Roberts' death, June 1, 1585, *who 
lies buryed in the upper end of the chaunsell in Willesdon church.' See 
Burke's Extinct Baronetcies — Roberts of Willesdon, p. 446. And at the end 
is a memorandum that 'Anne Barnesdale was borne Sept. 16, 1588 ' 

f. 1 contains Roberts' coat, and below another coat of arms emblazoned, 
and the promise to one always saying an Ave before the Virginis egregie 
faciem of an indulgence 

Anni milleni tiescenti septuageni 

Per quintum urbanum papam [altered to episcopum] tibi dice ro- 
In f 2 are the lines ' papa Alexander : 

Vendit Alexander cruces altaria Christum 
Emerat ipse prius vendere jure potest.' 

The Kalendar contains the following obituary notices : 

March 4. Obitus domine margerie Carbonell uxor. d. J. C. 1426. 
Sept. 1. Obitus margarete heuenyugham 1432. 

Throughout the word ' papa? ' is carefully erased, and ' cpi ' substituted. 

1882 li. VI. 3. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing ff. 168, with 32 lines in 
a page. In a secretary hand of the xvth century. The MS. is 
in a miserable state from dust and damp, and is mutilated at the 


1. ff. 1 — 27. 'ExposiTio Magistri Petri Blesensis 


Henrico Dei gratia illustrissimo anglorum... 

. per omnia secola secolorum. Amen. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, coll. 795—826. 

A note about the Henries who reigned in Elngland follows, signed Gas- 

2. ff. 28 — 38. 'Tractatus de spiritualibus medicinis, 
in quo invenies summum remedium contra nostri adversarii temp- 

Begins : 

Sicut apostolus ait sine fide impossibile... 

...liberabit eos Dominus, cui sit &c. 

Two paragraphs follow, the first from S. Bernard. 

3. ff. 40 — 138. '13 Sermoxes Michaehs de Uxgaria."' 
The first words of the Sermons are given in the two hexameter lines 

Sequitur humUiat Dominus filius voca sevit 

Stans moritur diligit venit ambula surge resurge. 
An index follows, ff. 138—146, 
These sonnons were printed. Colon. 1 496. 
The next two leaves are blank. 

4. ff. 149 — 168. ' Sebmones alii.' 
Begins : 

Hugo de Vienna super illo genere... 

...qui recte eris presens cum illo in gloria. Amen. 
There are many extracts in these from Holcote. 

11. VL 4. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing ff. 155, with 14 lines 
in each page. There are a few illuminated initials and borders. 
Date, the xvth century. There are catchwords at every 8th leaf. 


After a blank leaf, and two containing prayers in a different hand from 
the rest of the MS., the Kalendar follows, occupying 6 leaves, and the Hours 

K K 2 


begin as usual, f. 10, the initial D containing an illunnnation of the Annun- 
ciation. Between ff. 59 and GO four leaves are lost, containing the end of 
compline and the beginning of the seven penitential Psahns ; the fifteen 
Psalms and Litany begin f. 08; the 'Officium Defunctorum' in f. 7B; the 
*Commeudatio animarum,' f. 10G6. 

In f. 125 begin the Psalms of the Pas-sion; f. 140, Bede's prayer on our 
Lord's seven words ; f. 143, an antiphon and prayer in honour of S. James ; 
f. 144, the prayer after the elevation of the host, with Boniface Vlth's grant 
of 2000 years of indulgence at the request of Philip king of France ; f. 146, 
the 'Nomina due nre beatissime virginis marie,' given by her 'uni clerico 
sibi devoto, qui erat epus unius civitatis que vocatur sclavonia;' then f. 149, 
* Incipiunt matutine de lamentacione be marie virginis,' ending f. 153 ft, with 
the lines 

Est primum durum quia nosco me moriturum, 
Est aliud dando planctum quia nescio quando, 
Et tercium flebo quod nescio quo remanebo. 

f. 154 contains Ps. cxxxii. in a later hand. fF. 138 — 154 are bound at 
random ; they are spoken of here as if in their correct order. 

On f. 2 are the lines 

Whoso euer thys booke fynde 

I pray hym have thys in hys mynde 

For hys love that dyed on tre 

Saue thys booke and bryng yt to me 

Wylliam Barbor off New Bokenham. 

The Kalendar contains the following obituary notices : 

March 5. Obitus Alicia; uxoris mese. 

March 8. Et jjatris. 

March 25. Obitus Margaretue Colman 1494. 

May 11. Obitus .lohannis Colman 1495. 

Sept. 9. Obitus Thome Edwarde et Cecilie uxoris ejus. 
And to Sept. 24 is the addition Dedicacio ecclesie cathedrl. Nor*. * papee' 
is effaced as usual. 

1884 li' VI. 5. 

A small quarto, on parchment, of ] 2.5 leaves, in various hands, 
of the xiiith century. 

1. ff. 3 — 85. 'Liber Constantim Monachi Cassi.nen- 


See 11. 1. 16, § 3, the text of which gloss corresponds very closely with 
the present MS., differing from Ee. ii. 20, § 1. Thi« part is wi-itten small, 
with a l)road niar^^in and 33 lines in a page. 


Begins : 

Quoniam quidem ut in Rethoricis Tullius omne inquit..- 

...nee moveatur nisi in fine dieruui. 

2. ff.Hob — 88a. Rogeri Bacon 'De sompno et vigilia."* 
This is written close in double columns, with .56 lines in a page- 
Begins : 

Sompnus ergo et vigilia describuntur niultis uiodis.. 
Ends: admirata de ilia spiritualitate subtili. Explicit. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 64. 

3. ff. 89 — 96. Various mutikited fragmenU of medical tcorks. 

4. ff. 97—100. On Practical Medicine. 
Begins : 

Cum medicinalis artis due sint partes... 
Ends: in mane cum aqua calida. 

5. ff. 102 — 109. A Treatise on Algorithm. 
In this part there are 33 a page. 

The author (Qu. Leonardo Pisanol) seems to be citing a former work of 
his own, and professes to have discovered the Indian system of numeral 
notation. The forms of the numerals are omitted by the scribe, only 1, 2, 
and 3 appearing in the text. The work is incomplete, ending in the rule 
fur the division of fractions. A short extract has been transcribed, somewhat 
incorrectly, by Mr HalliweU, p. 73 of hb Rara Mathematica. 
Proemium begins : 

Dixit Algorizmi. Laudes Deo rectori nostro... 
Treatise begins : 

Dixit Algorizmi. Cum vidissem Yndos constituisse. . ■ 
Ends: sub eis tres, et sub tribus xi. 

6. ff. 110—125. De 'Gdazal Cora." 

A treatise on an astronomical instrument. There are 21 lines in a page. 
The handwriting is large. 


Est quidem Guazal Cora tabula ad cell rotunditatem conformata... 


.. et transductje linete justissime ti'anseat. 

There follows an unfinished figure. 

An old table of contents on the first fly-leaf makes it appear that the 
volume has formerly belonged to the monastery at Bury St Edmund's. It 
includes several theological works not now in the book. 


1885 11. VI. 6. 

A small octavo, on vellum, consisting of 88 leaves, followed by 
three blanks, each page containing about 31 lines, very neatly 
written in a hand which may be assigned to the xiith or xiuth 
century. The initial and larger capitals are finely illuminated in 
gold and colours. Some parts of the MS. as fol. 45, 46, are in 
a somewhat later hand. 

1. ' Vetus Bhethorica Tullii.' 
Begins (fol. 1) : 

Sepe et multum hoc mecuiu cogitaui... (Cic de Invent. Lib. i. c. 1.) 
Ends (fol. 41 ft) : reliquis dicemus. (Id. Lib. ii. c. ult.) 
The colophon supplies the title. 

2. ' Quartus liber Thopicorum Boech.' 
Begins (fol. 41 ft) : 

Si quis operis titulum... (Boetius, de Diff. Top. Lib. iv. Op. p. 880, 
ed. Basil. 1570.) 

Ends (fol. 46 ft): hiis commentariis quos in Aristotelis Topica a nobis translata 
conscripsimus expeditum est. {Id. p. 887.) 

3. M. TuLLii CicERONis Rhet., ad fferennium, lAhh. i — iv. 
Begins (fol. 47) : 

Etsi in negotiis familiaribus .. (Lib. i. c. 1.) 

Ends (fol. 88) : 

...diligentia conscquemur ct exereitatione. Explicit. (Lib. iv. 
c. ult.) 

1886 Ii. VI. 7. 

A small octavo, on parchment, containing ff, 131, with 20 
lines in each page. There are a few illuminated initials and 
borders. Date, the xvth century. 

HoR.>E BeatuB MarijE Virginis. 

The first 6 ff. contain the Kalendar, f. 7 is a picture of the Annunciation, 
and the Hours begin as usual, f 8. The seven penitential Psalms begin f 45, 
after a picture of S. Christopher, then the fifteen Pu<ihns and Litany, f 02 ft is 
a representation of a priest con.secrating the elements witJi an apparition of 
our Lord in the midst of the instruments of the Passion, and then follow the 


Psalms of the Passion, f. 68, ' O Intemerata,' * Obsecro te domina,' and the 
prayer on the seven words. In f. 74 b, eight verses of the Psalms preceded by 
the rubrick ' Invenitur in libro bemai"di quando diabolus dixit ei quis sciebat 
octo versus psalterii quos qui dixerat onini die salvaretur et sunt isti versus. 
Then some wretched lines, beginning ' Non turbet te res que fers est celitus 
heres,' some lines about S. Christopher, and the fifteen Cos. After two blank 
leaves and a picture of S. Margaret, begins the ' Officium Defunctorum," f. 8.5, 
headed ' Dicatur pro defunctis,' and the ' Commendatio Animarum ' in f 114 ; 
the MS. ends f. 127 ^, with a hj-mn to the B. V. from the angelick message, 
* Dominus tecum rosa sine spina, Dominus tecum Stella matutina, Dominus 
tecum Stella maris.' 

In the Kalendar, July 17, is the notice 'Obitus Constancie Coldhill, a.d. 
1409 ;' and on a blank leaf at the end are the dates of the births of Dorothy, 
Ann, Alice, Michell, Edmond and John Roberts, all between 1608 and 1523. 
Below is 

Thomas Roberts had by Grod's will in all xxiiii childem. 

[See a list of them in li. vi. 2, f. 28.J 

1887 li. VI. 8. 

A small quarto, on parchment, of 184 leaves, much torn, of 
24 lines. Written in the xvth century. 

A Chronicle of England in French. 
This is identical in facts with Caxton's Chronicle, as far as his chap, 
ccxxiv., at the battle of Halidon Hill, July 19, 1333. The division of chap- 
ters is diflFerent. 

On £ 184 is a fragment in Latin. 

En la noble cite de Sirye regna un noble roi e poestifs... 

. . .les garceons Engleis pristrent lez espoyles des Escotz occis cheacun 
solonc ceo qil poet conquere sanz chalenge de nully. 

1888 li. VI. 9. 

See C«'.talogue of Oriental MSS. 

1889 li VI. 10. 

A small quarto, on parchment, containing 187 numbered 
leaves, with about 25 lines in a page, written in Law-French and 
Latin, in a hand of the xivth century. Blanks were left for the 
initial letters, which have not been filled up. 

A Collection of Statutes. 


1. ff. 1 — 11. A Table of the Chapters of the several Statutes from 9 to 
42 Edw. III., in Latin. 

2. f 13. Statutum Westm. 'Qiiartum.' 14 Edw. IL 

3. f. 14. Statutum Westm. 'Quintum.' 1 Edw. III. 

4. f. 19. Statutum Westm. 'Sextum.' 1 Edw. III. 

6. f. 22 b. The Form of renunciation of homage and fealty to Edward II. 
upon his deposition, pronounced by William Trussel, Procurator of the 
Begins : 

Jeo William Trussel, procuratour des Prelatz, Contes, Barons, et 

...einz vous tiegnent desore privee persone saunz nule manere de 
Roial power. 
See Fvedcra, II. 650, and Twysden's Hid. Ang. Script, col. 2550. For a 
notice of Trussel, see Foss's Judges, HI. 307. 

6. f. 226. Statutum editum apud Northamp. 2 Edw. III. 
Statuta Westm. 'Septima.' 4 Edw. III. 
Statutum Westm. ' Octavura.' 5 Edw. III. 
Statutum editum apud Ebor. 9 Edw. III. 
Statutum Westm. Prinium, 14 Edw. III. 
Statutum Westm. Secundum, 14 Edw. III. 
Statutum Westm. Tertium, 14 Edw. III. 
Statutum 17 Edw. III. 
The date of the year has evidently been altered, both in the title and at 
the end of the Statute, but ' de France quart ' in the text, which corresponds 
with the 17th year, is unaltered. The Ordinances contained in this Statute 
are dated in the edition of the Record Commission (1. 302) the 18th of 
Edward over England and 5th over France. 

14. f. 576. Statutum [Secundum] 18 Edw. III. 
16. f. 60. Statutum contra Justiciarios, 20 Edw. III. 

16. f62 6. Statutum de Servientibus, 23 Edw. III. (Latin.) 

In the edition of the Record Commission (I. 307) this is addressed to the 
Sheriff of Kent, with a note that the name of this County is interlined on the 
Roll, and that in the old printed copies it is addressed to >Villiam [Ediiig- 
ton], Abp. of Canterbury. In this MS. it is addressed to H. [Haymo de 
Hythe], lip. of Rochester. 

17. f. 646. Statutum de Servientibus, 26 Edw. III. 

In all the previously printed copies this is the P'irst Statute of this year, 
but in the edition of the Record Commission (see I. 311, note) it is the 


f. 28. 


f 33. 


f 38. 


f. 42. 


f. 62. 


f. 65. 


f. 55 6. 


18. f, 676. Statutura de Stapula. 27 Edw. III. 

19. f. 81. Statutum contra adnullatores Judicioram Curie Regis. 27 
Edw III. 

This title (the MS. is without one) is given in the edition of the Record 
Commission (I. 329) from the margin of the Roll ; but in the previously 
printed copies it is entitled ' Statutum de Provisoribus Ek:clesiasticonim.' 

20. f. 85. Statutum 28 Edw. III. 

In the old printed copies this is entitled * Statutum apud Westm. de liber- 
tatibus Londoniarum.' 

21. f. 91. Statutum de anno sexto Edw. III. 

This consists of nine Chapters, and relates to the Staple of Wool. It is 
addressed to the Mayor of London, and ends, ' Done a Westm. le xvi jour de 
Septembre Ian de notre regne sisme.' It is not found in the printed copies. 

22. f. 94. AdnuUacio Statuti prescripti. Anno vm". (Latin.) 
Addressed to the Sheriff of York, and dated ' Apud Westm. Anno octavo.' 

It is not found in the printed copies. 

23. f. 95 6. Statuta lata in communes malefactores. (Latin.) 
Addressed to S. [Stephen de Gravesend], Bp. of London, and dated 

'Apud Glocestre, Anno octavo.' It is not fotmd in the printed copies. 

24. f. 96 b. Litera Proclamacionis. 

Addressed to the SheriflFof Lincoln, and dated 'Apud Warham, xvi die 
Decembr, Anno nono.' It is not in the printed copies. 

25. £976. Statutum de Moneta, apud Ebor. 9 Edw. III. 

26. f. 100. Breve de Proclamacione facta eodem Anno. (Latin.) 
Addressed to the Mayor and Bailiffs of Kingston-upon-HuU, and dated 

'Apud Novum Castrum super Tynam, xxx Junii, Anno nono.' See Haw- 
kins's Statutes, I. 205. 

27. f. 100 6. Statutum 10 Edw. III. 

28. f. 101 6. Statutum apud Notingham eodem Anno. QDe Cibariis 

29. f. 103. Statutum de Provisionibus, 10 Edw. III. 

30. f. 105. Statutum apud Westm. de lanis non carriandis extra reg- 
num^ 11 Edw. III. 

31. f. IOC. Statutum Secundum, 14 Edw. III. 

32. f. 110. Statutum Primum, 15 Edw. III. 

33. £ 112 6. Revocacio Statuti prescripti, 15 Edw. III. (Latin.) 

34. £ 1136. Statutum de Hibeniia, 17 Edw. III. 

In the old printed copies this is attributed tD 17 Edw. I. ; and in the edi- 
tion of the Record Commission to 17 Edw. II. 

35. £ 116. Statutum de Pannis, 25 Edw. III. 

36. £ 119. Statutum apud Westm. in Festo Sti Hillarii, 25 Edw. III. 


37. f. 126 ft. Statutum de natis extra regnum Anglie, eodem Anno. 

38. f. 128. Statutum de Clero, eodem Anno. 

39. f. 131 b. Statutum de Provisoribus, eodem Anno. 

40. f. 13Gft. Statutum de Feodis Maiorum et Constabulariorum Sta- 
pule, 27 Edw. III. 

41. f. 138. Statutum apud Westm. editum, 31 Edw. III. 

42. f. 142 6. Ordinacio de Allece vendenda, eodem Anno. 

43. f. 145 b. Ordinacio de Pisce (^salito de Blakeney] Anno supradicto. 

44. f. 147. Statutum apud Westm. 34 Edw. III. 

45. f. 164ft. Ordinacio facta de Allece, 36 Edw. III. 

46. f. 156ft. Statutum apud Westm. 36 Edw. Ill, 

47. f. 163 ft. Carta Pardonacionis ej usdem Anni. 
This is dated 30 October, but in the printed copies the date is 13 October. 

48. f. 166. Statutum apud Westm. 37 Edw. III. [De Victu et Ves- 

Statutum apud Westm. 38 Edw. III. 
Aliud Statutum eodem Anno. 

Statutum apud Westm. editum, 42 Edw. III. 

Statutum 43 Edw. III. 
Statutum 45 Edw. III. 

Statutum 47 Edw. III. 

Statutum 50 Edw. III. [De Pardonacionibus et Graciis.] 
This Collection is not noticed in the edition of the Record Commission. 
Upon the fly-leaves are scribbled some Latin verses, &c. 

1890 li. VI. 11. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 118, in double columns 
of 38 lines. Date, the xmth century. The initial letters are 
alternately red and green. 

1. ff. 1 — 46. 'Speculum futurorum tkmporum sive 
Pentacronon super prophetiam beati Virginis Hildegardis 
compositum per fratrem Gebenonem, priorem Cisterciensiura in 

Begins (after the dedicatory epistle to Reymundus scolasticus and Ma- 
gfistcr Reynerus, Canons of S. Stephen's in Mayence, Honorabilibus viris..-, 
two prologues of Gebeno, and S. Hildegard's own prologues,) (f. 4) : 
Vidi ad aquilonem et ecce ibi quiiique bestic stabant... 
Ends: eeto robustus in certamine in dco. Amen. 



f. 173. 


f. 176. 


f. 177 ft. 


f. 179 ft. 


f. 182. 


f. 182 ft. 


f. 1826. 


The second part, which begins f. 32, contains the Epistole of and to S. 

Gebeno, a monk of Eberbaeh, in Germany, flourished in 1220. Concern- 
ing the numerous MSS. of this work, see Oudin, T. in. col. 51, 52, who 
mentions thb MS, as one of Bishop Moore's. 

2. ff. 47 — 60. *Sermonks AuGusTiNi Ypoxensis episcopi.'' 
£ 47. *De igne purgatorio." Sermo 104. Append. T. v. col. 2001. A 

paragraph follows, ' De Sanctis si sciunt invocacionem hominum,' and another 
from ' Innocentins,' Le. Inn. III., * Papa ' being effaced. 

f. 49. 'Quod nihil est gloria mundL' * Apostolica lectio, fratres karis- 
simi, hunc sonitum reddit.' A paragraph follows, headed 'SLmilitudo de Ulis 
qui vanam gloriam adquirunt.' 

t 50. ' De sancto Vincencio.' Sermo 277, T. v. col. 1635. Three short 
paragraphs follow. 

f 55. ' De Joseph.' Sermo 13. Append. T. v. col. 2328. 

f. 56. * De Excidio urbis Rome.' Opp. T. w. col. 1045. 

This is followed by a collection of paragraphs from Innocent III., * De 
Balaham,' ' De propria voluntate/ * De Deo creatore,' * De ereacione 
mundi, angelorum, &c ,' ' De libero arbitrio,' and ' De habitatione spirituum 

In f. 61, col. 1. are three short paragraphs, headed ' De fide Britonum,' 
* De adventu Anghrum,' and ' De adventu Augu^tini.' 

3. ff. 61, 62. ' QcEDAM CAPITULA IX YsTORIA BoMAXA.' 

Begins : 

Primus in Italia nt qoibusdam placet regnavit Janus .. 

. . cum his qui in agris erant. 

4. ff. 6.3 — 70. Nexxii Historia Britondm. 

The title given in the MS. is 'Quedam historia a Gilda sapiente composita.' 
Begins (after the paragraph De etatibus mundi) : 

Britannia insula a quodam Bruto... 

...predicare fidem deL (Cap. lix. p. 72, Monument. Hist. Brit.) 

This has four passages inserted in caps. 2 and 3 from Henry of Huntingdon. 

This MS. is marked M. in the Preface to the Monumenta Historia Bri- 

tannica, p. 67. Respecting the authorship, see pp. 62 — 64 of this preface. 

The MS. is also mentioned by Mr Stevenson in the Preface to his edition, 

p. XXX. 

The next two leaves are blank. 

5. ff. 73 — 86. 'Petrus Blesbxsis super Job.' 


Begins (after the dedication ' Henrico dei gracia,' &c.) : 

Vir erat in terra, S;c. Tria liic ponuntur... 

...triumphat et regnat per omnia secula seculorum. Amen. 
0pp. ed. Migne, Par. 1855, coll. 795—826. 

6. ff 87 — 94. *Sermo Magistbi Achardi prions de 
sancto Vitore super euuangelium Ducim est Jhesus.'' 

Begins : 

Ductus est Jhesus in desertuni a Spiritu. De serie lectionis euuan- 
gelice... , 

Ends : coram dei facie habeat. 
This is the tract styled ' De Christi tentatione.' See Bale, ii. 67. Fabri- 
cius, Bibl. Med. et Infitn. Latin, i. p. 5. 

Achardusdied in 1162. 

At the end is in rubrick, * Dimidia pars deficit hujus sermonis.' 

7. ff. 95 — 116. 'Liber Petri Amphulsi ex uictis phi- 
LosoPHORUM quera transtulit in Latinum."' 

Begins : 

Dixit Petrus Amphulsus, servus Jhesu Christi Henrici prirai Regis 
Anglorum medicus compositor hujus libri, Gratias ago Deo... 

...poterit nil sentienti. 

The author of this work, Petrus Alphonsi, a Spaniard, was converted 
from Judaism in 1144. See Oudin. ii. col. 992. 

This is the treatise usually called 'Disciplina Clericalls.' It has been 
printed in German, Berlin, 1827. See Coxc's Cat. MSS. Oxon. Coll. Nov. 

CXLV. 3. 

8. ff. 117, 118. The prologue and part of Lib. i. cap. 1, of 
' AuRELii AuGusTiNi cootra Pelagianos et Celestinos hereti- 

Begins : 

[Ajdversarii Catholice fidei... 
Ends : 

.. que est enim pcrdicio vivorum nisi mors? 

Opp. T. X. Append, coll. 219.3- 2195 n. 

Besides various Latin verses and other scribbling on the fly-leaves, on the 
cover at the beginning are some curious prophctick lines, beginning : 

When Sonday gothe by D and C 

And the prime by i and ii 


After schall kumme, this maye men see. 
That semes not to he soo. 
Every sixe that best of the dise 
When ase bereth uppe syse, 
Then ys England paradise, &c. 
On a fly-leaf at the beginning is the name Barham Raymonel. 

1891 n. VI. 12. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 469, in double columns 
of 50 lines. The initial lettere are red and blue, and two or three 
illuminated. Date, the xivth century. 


The volume is mutilated at the commencement, and begins in the middle 
of Genesis xxxi. 7, ' Et tamen non dimisit eum deus ut noceret mihL' S. 
Matthew begins f. 378, and the Revelation ends f. 469 b, \nih. ' Explicit bib- 
liotheca.' The books occur in their usual order, except that the Acts follows 
the Epistle to the Hebrews. 
At the end is written : 

Will and Walke aright 
\\ilL Walker. 

1892 li- VI. 13. 

A small quarto, on parchment containing 64 leaves, with 31 
lines in a page, written in Latin, in a neat hand of the xiiith 
century. The initial letters are coloured, and the titles are rubri- 

1. ' Tractatus de legibus et consuetudinibus regni Anglie, 
tempore Henrici regis secundi compositus, justicie gubernacula 
tenente illustri viro Kaxulfo de Glaxvilla, juris regni anti- 
quarum consuetudinum eo tempore peritissimo.'' 

First printed in 1554. This MS. appears to correspond with the printed 
copy of 1604, except in some verbal variations, and in the position of the 
Table of Chapters. An English translation, by John Beames, of Lincoln's 
Inn, was printed in 1812. In favour of the title of Glanville to the author- 
ship of this Treatise, see Lord Campbell's Chief Justices, I. 29, and Foss's 
Judges, I. 180—183. 

At the end, in the same handwriting, is a numerical table, and a table of 
the Assize of Bread. 

2. Registrum Brevilm. 
It consists of 14 pages only. 


1893 li. VI. 14. 

A small octavo, on vellum, containing ff. 184 (of which the 
first 6 and the last 7 are blank), with 18 lines in each page. It 
has rich borders, illuminated initials, and miniature and other 
pictures. Date, the xvth century. 


The fifteen Oos begin f. 7, then f. 14, ' Memorie de Sancta Trinitate, S. 
Johanne B., S. Georgio, S. Christofero, S. Thoma Cant., S. Anna, S. Maria 
Magd., S. Katherina, S. Barbara,' each, excepting S. Ann, with an illuminated 
picture ; that to S. Thomas represents his martyrdom : he is kneeling, hold- 
ing the Host, and two assassins (one in chain-armour), attack him from beliind. 
The floor of the church in this, as in most of the other illuminations, is re- 
presented paved with encaustick tiles. The Houre begin, f. 31, with an illu- 
mination of a point in the Passion before each (three have been cut away), 
and miniatures in the initials of the Commemorationes Sanctorum. After 
the Hours, follow, f. 74, the hymn ' Salve virgo virginum stella raatutina,' 
' O Intemerata,' and ' Obsecro te Domina ;' f. 83, the seven joys of the B. V., 
the prayers to the Ymago and Wounds of our Lord, each with a miniature, 
Bede's on the Seven Words; f. 97, the penitential Psalms, with the usual 
illuminations, followed by the fifteen Psalms and Litany; f. 115, the 'Vi- 
giliae Mortuorum ;' f. 141, * Commendationes Auimarum ;' f. 1.56, the Psalms 
of the Passion, with the usual illumination ; and f. 1 G.5, the abbreviated Psalter 
of S. Jerome, preceded by the usual rubrick and a picture of him, as a young 
man, with which the MS, ends, f. 177. 

On the first leaf is written ' Ex done nobilisdmee Heroinse Elizabethee 
Comitissse Camarvan.' 

1894 li* VI. 15. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 210 with 30 lines in a 
page. Date, the xvth century. The MS. has signatures, but 
very irregularly inserted. 

A Collection of Theological Tracts. 

1. ff. 1 — 5. Ricardi Hampole '■Speculum Peecatoris.'' 

Begins : 

Quoniarn karissime in hujus via vite... 


...novissima tua pi-udenter provideas. 
S. Augustin. 0pp. Par. 1837, T. vi. Append, coll, 1433—1442. 

2. ff. 6—12. ' Medltacio beati Bemardi de compassions 
beate Virginis Marie in passione fli sui.'' 



Quis dabit capiti meo aquam... 

...unicus filius ejus dominus noster ihs christns, qui, &c 
A metrical prayer follows. 

3. ff. 13 — 22. '■ Notahilia dejejunio bona'' followed by other 
extracts from S. Gregory, S. Augustine, S. Chrysostom, Bede, 


Jejunium magnum ut generale... 

...officium istum queretis. 

4. ff. 23 — 104, '■ Breviloquium doctoris de B<ma Aventura.'' 
Begins : 

Flecto genua mea ad petram... 

. . trinus et unus Deus benedictus in secula seculornm. Amen. 
Opp. Mogunt. 1607, T. vi. pp. 5 — 55. 
Various extracts from S. Augustine, S. Gregory, &c follow. 

5. ff. 107 — 123. *■ Augustinus ad Inquisiciones Januarii.^ 

Dilectissimo filio Januario... 


. . daturam atque lecturam. 

Opp. T u. col. 185. 

Some notes on ' Granum sinapis/ 'superbia,' &c. follow. 

6. ff. 125, 126. '■Admonitio Saacti Augustini quam bonum 
sit lectiones divinas legereP 


Propicio chrbto fratres karissimi... 
This is Sermo 56 'ad fratres in eremo.' Opp. T. v. coL 1955. 
A few scattered extracts follow. 

7. ff. 128 — 139. '-Sermo Augustini de decern cordis.'' 

Dominus et Deus noster misericors... 
This is Sermo 9, T. v. col. 71. 

8. ff. 140, 141. *^ De assumptione thematis,' or as it is called 
at the end, ^ Sumnia bona de modo predicandi.'' 


Begins : 

Predicacio est thematis assumptio... 

...concordantias jam adductas. 

9. ff. 141 — 143. '- Meditacio Ansehni.^ 
Begins : 

Terret me vita mea... 

...qui diligunt nomen tuum qui cum domino patre, &c. 
This is Medit. ii. of Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1853, T. i. coll. 722—726. 
Notes De die judicii. Our Lord's Passion, and from Boethius De Conso- 
latione Phihsophie follow. 

10. ff. 146 — 1-50. ^ Epistola Episcopi Atigmtini ad Ciril- 
lum de Jeronimo.^ 

Begins : 

Gloriosissimi christiane fidei athlete... 
This is Epistol. 18 of Opp. T. ii. Append, coll. 1412—1421. 

11. ff. 151 — 163. *■ Epistola Cirilli ad Augustinum.'' 
Begins ; 

Venerabili viro episcoporum exiniio Augustino... 
Epist. 19, lb. coll. 1421 sqq. 

12. ff. 163, 164. 'NotabiliadeCaniu: 

Begins : 

Cantus tria habet reprehensibilia... 

...qui modo aptum tempus venie perdidit. 

13. ff. 164 — 166. '' Tractatus de oratione secundum Tsiodo- 
rum Ispalensem.'' 

Begins : 

Hoc est reraedium ejus... 

. . quodammodo angelis associatis. 
Various notes follow. 

14. ff. 168—180. Two tracts, 'De dechnis" and ' De Tes- 
iamentis,'' extracted from the ' Pupilla Oculi "" of Johannes de Burgo. 

They are chapters 3 and 8 of Part 9, nnd begin : 

Jam ex vetcri tcstamento quam ex nova lege... 
And (f.l7i): 

Ultima voluntas defuncti ... 
See Ee. v. 16. 


15. 181 — 183. '■ Aurelii Augustini de occupacione bona.'' 

Ad insinuandam interioris hominis custodiam... 

...proprie sese transfeire. 
This is usually ascribed to S. Anselra. See Ele. vi. 7, § 8. 
Some notes follow from Henricus de Gauda, S. Aug. 'de correctione sub- 
ditorum,' &c. 

16. ff. 185 — 191. '■ Franciscus\^e^].a.^Tov^&V\de communi- 

catione Ydiomatum in Ghristo Deo^ 

Begins : 

De communicatione idiomatum in christo... 


...adversum inpugnatores tute defendi. Amen. 

Notes on ' Doctrina Christiana,' &c. follow. 

17. ff. 195 — 198. A list of parallel passages of S. Matthew 
and S. Luke arranged under heads. 

A variety of miscellaneous notes occupy the next 6 leaves. 

18. ff. 205 — 210. An index to the treatises contained in the 
above sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 

The name of the scribe, Johannes Malberthorp, occurs continually in the 
MS. On a fly-leaf at the beginning is also the name Richard Cleypoole. 

1895 II VI. 16. 


See Catalogue of Oriental MSS. 

1896 li. VI. 17. 

A suiall quarto, in 117 leaves of paper and parchment, of the 
xvith centui-y. 

A Collection of Miscellaxeous Tracts and Documents. 

1. ff. 2 — 29 a. ' Traciatus Magistri Bartholomei ordinis Sancti 
Francisci et composuit breviter in lingua inaterna magis plane ad 
inteUigentiam laicorum ad eos gubernatidum prout phcet Altissimo 
ad requisitionem Regis Ricardi secundi et Anne Regine? 

This is not named among the works of Bartholomew Glan\'ille, the author 
of the book ' De proprietatibus Rerum,' who was a Franciscan. 




This boke that we have now in hande to turne in to Englisch, is of 
the craft of Urines . . 

...and use it in thie potage. 
Two short paragraphs follow in Latin, and 8 hexameter lines ' de Quatuor 
complexionibus hominum et moribus eorundem :' 

Largus amans ilaris ridens rubeique coloris. . . 

2. ff. 30 — 41. '■ Brevis tractatm et utilis medicinarum, SfcJ* 
Begins : 

Hec sunt herbe contra discrasiam capitis... 
Ends : 

...super pannum et mirabile est efFectu. 
This is chiefly in Latin, except a few lines in English in f. 41. 

3. ff. 42— 47a. 'Be Urinis: 
Begins : 

Urina ruflfia significat salutem... 

. . .significat perfectam digestionera. 

4. ff. 47 b — 55. Recipes in English. 
This first part of the volume is on paper, with parchment guards. The 

following are on parchment. 

5. ff. 56 — 75. ' Summa de Ehctionihus Episcoporum Auciore 
Laurentio de Somercote^ 

See Bale, Scnpt. p. 286, and li. i. 22, § 11. 
Begins : 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus Sancte Matris Ecclesise filiis... 


. . .Ibi eciam loquitur de formis et Electionibus faciendis. D. G. 

6. ff. 76 — 79. Regul.*: Juris. 
Begins : 

Beneficium Ecclesiasticum non potest licite... 

7. ' Seneca in Proverhiis.' 
Begins (fol. 80) : 

Alienum est esse quod (leg. omne quicquid) optando eucnit. •• 
Sen. Op. sig. p. 3. Ed. Trev. 1478. 7 i 

Ends (fol. 89 h) : 

...Zelari hominibus viciosum est. Id. sig. p. 6 b. 
The colophon supplies the title. See Fabr. Bihl. Lat. Tom. 11. p. 118, 
Em. for an account of this spurious production. 



8. *Ldcii Annei Senece ad Gallionem de remediis /artui- 
t&rum malorum." 

Begins (fol. 90) : 

Licet cunctorum poetarum... 

. . .in aliqua domo bta felicitas. (fol. 97.) 
See li. in. 4. 

After this occur two pages of doggerel verses, entitled 'Quatuor humores 
in homine secundum quatuor elementa:' of which the first is 'Quatuor 
humores in humane corpore constant.' 

9. Two letters in French^ one from Isabella^ Queen of France, 
the other from the Duchess of Burnundy to Beaufort, Cardinal of 

The former (dated Paris, Sept 25) begins (foL 98 b) : 

Isabel par la grace de Dieu Reyne de France. Tres reuerende Pere 
en Dieu, tres cher et tres ame cousin, pource que nous sauons... 

The other (dated Anvers, Sept. 13) begins (foL 99) : 

Tres reuerend Pere en Dieu et mon tres cher et tres ame oncle le 
Cardinal de Winchester. ..tres cordialement et humblement je me re- 
commaunde tousiours... 

10. Dialogues (consisting of common talk) in French and 

Begins (fol. 100 6) : 

Ditez puisse ie sauement aler— Saie may I saufly goo... 
Ends (fol. 106 b) : 

. . Dame, bon your auez vouz — Dame, good dale haue ye. 

11. * Consilium Darii ad Alexandrvmt.' 

Begins (fol. 107): 

Alexander fili, ut pleniiw... 
Ends (fol. 108 6): 

...Reversus est itaque ad regale palacium Alexander. 

12. *Sapimtia Alexandri quum prcecepit suhditis suis se 
parare adpugnam? 

Begins (fol. 109) : 

Alexander pro tribunal!... 
Ends (fol. 1006): 

...prudentissimis acquieuerunt. 

13. '- Ephitaphium (sic) super tumulum Alexandri.^ 

f. l2 " 


Begins (fol. 109 b) : 

En ego qui totum mundum certamine vici... 
Ends (fol. 110): 

...Quis sum et quails lector et ipse ^'idet. 
After which follow a few lines of remarks about Alexander, beginning, 
'Alexander iste qui magnus.' These pieces relating to Alexander bear the 
appearance of being extremely late productions. Perhaps they have not 
been printed. 

14. Interpretations of prognostications ascribed to the Prophet 

Begins (fol. 112) : 

Ego sum Daniel unus de filiis Israel qui captivi ducti sunt de Jeru- 
salem in Babilonero. Hsc omnia a Domino ccpi et nihil de meo ipso 
Arms tractare mutacionem sig^ficat. . . 
Ends (fol. ult.) : 

...Manus suas Ugatas videre damnum significat. 
See Fabric. Cod. Pseud. Vet. Test. Vol.ii. p. 1130. Perhaps it has not been 

1897 li VI. 18. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing fF. 136, with 22 lines in a 
page. Date the xivth century. 

1. ff. 1 — 127. * Liber Penitentialis Magistri R. de 
Flamesborch canonici Sancti VicTORis Paribus.' 

Begins (after the Prologue, Res grandis immo...) : 

Quomodo suscipiendus sit penitens. Penitens. Suscipe me do- 
Ends: sic ut puto tu securus eris. 
Robertus de Flamesburia flourished about the end of the xiith century. 
The Prologue to this treatise will be found in Baluzii Miscellanen, Par. 
1715, T. VII. p. 345. The treatise is still unpublished. This MS. is men- 
tioned by Tanner, Biblioth. p. 286. 

2. ff. 128—131. 'Tractatus Urinarum.' 
Begins : 

Sciendum quod urina duarum rerum est significativa... 
Ends : 

...vitam longam signiflcat. 
The next two leaves are blank, 

3. ff. 134— 1 .'36. In a different hand, witli 32 lines in a 




Propicio Christo, fratres karissimi... 
This is Sermo 277, Append, of 0pp. T. v. col. 3089. 

1898 11. VI. 19. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing if. 177. in double columns 
of 32 lines. There are signatures in eights, and also catchwords. 
Date, the xvth century. 

'Rosarium Theologib.' 

This is a collection of commonplaces, arranged in alphabetical order, 
beginning with Absolucio and ending with Zelus: possibly by Alanus Rupen- 
sis, of whom see Fabricius, Bihl. Med. et Inftn, Latin, i. p. 38. 

1899 11. VI. 20. 

A duodecimo, on vellum, of 32 leaves, in double columns, each 
column containing about 35 lines, neatly written in a hand which 
may be assigned to the xiith or xiiith century. The first leaf is 
in bad condition, and the MS. is mutilated at the end. 

1. 'Salustii Crispi Bellum Catilinarium.' 
Begins (fol. 1): 

Omnes homines qui sese... (c. 1.) • 

Ends (f. 16) : 

...luctus atqne gaudia agitabantur. (c. ult.) 

2. Ejusdem ' liber secundus,' i. e. de Bello Iugubthino. 

Begins (fol. 16 h) : 

Falso queritur de natura sua... (c 1.) 
Ends (abruptly, fol. 32) : 

. . lasciuiam magis ostendebat quam formidinem. (c. 66.) 

1900 II VI. 21. 

A 12mo, on paper, containing ff. 335, with 36 lines in a page. 
Date, the xviith century. 

A Miscellaneous Collection of Theological Notes and 


Begins : 

Tractatus de Sacramentig, &c. Sacramentum hie institrntar... 

...fidei auctoritatis publicse ad vitandum scandalum. 


1901 li. VI. 22. 

A 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 299, in double columns, with 
55 lines in each column. Written in a very minute and beautiful 
hand of the xivth century. The initial letters to each book are 
usually green and orange. The MS. is a most curious example of 
minute calligraphy. 


The usual prologues begin f. 1, headed, 

Incipit epistola Sancti Hieronimi presbyteri super libros novi et veteris 

Some leaves are lost between ff. 2 and 3, and Genesis begins in the middle 
of ch. IV. 17, 'ejus ex nomine filii sui enoch.' 

The Psalms, Ezra, and Nehemiah are omitted entirely, and a short sum- 
mary supplies the place of the Chronicles. The books occur in the following 
order : 

Genesis... Kings, Tobias, Judith, Esther, Summary of Chronicles, Pro- 
verbs. . .Ecclesiasticus, Job, Isaiah. . .2 Maccabees. S. Matthew begins f. 202 b, 
and the books of the New Testament follow as usual, except that the Acts 
is between S, Jude's epistle and the Apocalypse. This ends f. 27<>, and after 
the explanatory index of Hebrew names the MS. ends f. 299 b. 

1902 li. VI. 23. 

A small 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 101, with 16 lines in 
each page. It has rich borders and illuminations, of French work- 
manship. Date, the xvth century. 

It contains, 

1. f. 1. A Collection of Prayers to bo used privately 
before each of the canonical hours, each preceded by an illumina- 
tion of a point in the Passion. 

2. f. 31. The Verses of Petrus Comestor^ in praise of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Begins : 

Si fieri posset quod harcnae pulvis et undo..., the initial S represent- 
ing the resurrection. 

See Oudlnus, Comment, de Script. Eccl. ii. p. 1526. 

3. f. 44. The fifteen Oos (omitting the second), with an il- 
luminated pietu, and other prayers and hymns on the Passion, and 
before the Sacrament. 


4. f, 66. After an illuraination of the Blessed Virgin and 
Child in a glory of angels, the praters ' Obsecro te domina/ ' O 
Intemerata/ the hymn usually called ' Stabat mater,"" though here 
beginning 'Salve mater dolorosa,"" &e., followed by the hymn 
' Gaude virgo mater Christi que per aurem concepisti Gabriele nun- 
cio,"* &c., other prayers, and then f. 78, ' Oroison de nostre dame 
en francois,"" more Latin prayers, and in f. 84, ' Ethirnohgia istius 
vocabuU maria," beginning, 

Mater admirabilis maiia nomine 
Multo lucidior quocunque lumine 
Muni me misenim mortis in limine 
Malignis obvians tuo juvamine, &c. 

followed by other prayers to her and to the Holy Trinity ; and in 
f. 92, ' Ung tractie damour en rime."* beginning, 

Selon que dit saincte escripture 
Amour est fort amour est dure 
Amour soutient amour endure 
Amour remaint et tousiours dure, &c. 

After this is also in French, f. 96, ' parvus tractatus beate vir- 
ginis,"" beginning, 

De Jesse issera virge qui florira savons dysaye, &c. 
and the MS. ends f. 99, with an antiphon and prayer about 
S. ApoUonia. 

On f. 6 is the name Edw BarrifFe, 1 600, and p. 5, M'Millea Marien. 
The illuminations in ff. 44 and QQ are of a higher character than usual, 
and the borders very rich and beautiful. 

1903 li- VI. 24. 

A small quarto, on parchment, of 141 leaves, with 24 lines in 
a page. Date, the xiiith century. 

1. ff. 1—18. A Kalexdar from the Year ccxix. to 


The calendar has lost some part at the beginning, and is torn at the end. 
The entries in the latter part refer chiefly to French history. 

2. ff. 19 — 49. A History op the Dukes of Normandy 
in French. 

This is unfinished. The first part, viz. the History before the 'Norman 
Conquest, is mainly abridged from William of Jumieges. The latter pai-t 


appears to bo an original compilation. It ends in the early part of the reign 
of John Lackland. 
Begins : 

Par la division ke li ancicn firent de totes les terres... 

...Loeis nel volt por lui lesser anceis ala passer... 

3. ff. 50 — 69 a. ' La Geste de France.'' 
This is carried down to the same date as § 2. 
Begins : 

Si come nus trovom es anciens livres Troie fu... 

...Done eslurent Engleis Loeis fiz le roi de France a seignur. 

4. ff. 69 J — 94. Lestoire de Torpin Arcevesque db 


This is a French translation of Turpin De Gestis Cnroli Mngni, with 
many variations from the original Latin. Another translation into French 
is in print, 4to, Paris, 1527. The beginning has been mutilated for the sake 
of the initial letter. 

The second chapter begins ; 

Icist reis puis qui ot conquise Engleterre, Tiescheterre, Bawire, 

...Ceste est la fins de la vie mon seignor lempereor Kahl. Cujus 
anima requiescat in pace. Amen. 

5. fF. 95 — 100. A Brief Sketch of the lives of the Kings of 
England, from Will. I. toRic. I. 

Begins : 

Guillame le reis ot iii fiz, Willame, Robert, Henri... 

...e Henri Dus de Suave ot le reigne. 

6. ff. 101 — 141. A Beligiom Poem in French. 


Chier frere or oiez ma rcson 

Que Deus vus face veir pardon 

De vos pechiez a icel jor 

Ke tot li mund crt en dolor 

* * * * 

Ends : 

Merci ai a eels qui lorront 

E qui bone essamplc prendront. 


The author's account of this poem is : 

En un livre trovai lau trier 
Ce que je vus veil pronuncier 
Ke un saint fist de grant bonte 
Plein de vertu e de honeste. 

He goes on to relate how the matter of the poem was the answer of this 
saint to a young man who came to question him and learn from Mm. 

1904 Ii> VI. 25. 

An octavo, on parchment, containing 182 numbered leaves (a 
few of which are blank), with 32 hnes in a page, written in Law- 
French and Latin, in a hand of the xivth century. FoUo 25 is 
mutilated. The initial letters are coloured. 

1. A Collection of Statutes. 

Ff. 1 — 12 contain a table of chapters to 14 of the Statutes. On f 13 is an 
imperfect index of the Statutes. 

Ff. 13 b — 14 contain a Writ of Assise de Mort d' Ancestor (15 Edw. III.), 
addressed to the Sheriff of Lincoln, on the behalf of Gilbert, the son of Gil- 
bert Hodel, of Surfleet, in that County, to recover a messuage and 6 acres of 
land in Swineshead. 

F. 166. Statutum et Breve de Conspiratoribus. (Latin.) 
This has been usually printed as the second part of the Statute of Cham- 
perty. See Record edition, I. 216, note, where also the various readings are 

The two preceding Instruments are written upon leaves originally left 
blank, in a hand of the same date as the body of the MS. 

1. f. 17. Magna Carta de Libei-tatibus Anglie. 28 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

2. f. 22. Carta de Foresta. 28 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

3. f. 24 b. Sentencia Excommunicationis in Transgressores Cartarum. 
A.D. 1253. (Latin.) 

4. f. 25. Statutum de Merton. 20 Hen. III. (Latin.) 

6. f. 276. Statutum de Marlebergh. 52 Hen. III. (Latm.) 

6. f. 336. Statuta Westm. Prima. 3 Edw. I. 

7. f. 46 6. Statuta Gloucestrie. 6 Edw. I. 

8. f. 51. Explanaciones eorundem. (Latin.) 

9. f. 52. Statuta Westm. Secunda. 13 Edw. L (Latin.) 

10. f. 74. Statutum de Religiosis. 7 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

11. f. 75. Statutum Westm. Tercium. 18 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

12. f. 75 6. Statutum de Mercatoribus. 11 Edw. I. 

13. f. 78. Statutum de Finibus. 27 Edw. I. (Latin ) 


14. f. 81 6. Articuli super Cartas. 28 Eow. I. 

15. f. 866. Statutum Wynton. 13 Edw. I. 

16. f. 886. Statutum de vocatis ad Warautum. 20 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

17. f. 89. Statutum Lincoln. 9 Edw. IL 

18. f. 90. Articuli novi pro Clericis. 9 Edw. IL (Latin.) 

These are tested at York, 24 Nov., 10 Edw. II. See Record edition, 
1. 174, note. 

19. f. 93. Statutum de Ebor. 12 Edw. II. 

20. f. 95. Statutum Lincoln de Eseaetria. 29 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

21. f. 96. Statutum de Recognicionibus et Juratoribus. 21 Edw. I, 

Tested 'Apud Turrim London, 13 Decembr. Anno vegni nostri xxii".' 

22. f. 96 6. Statutum de Conspiratoribus. 33 Edw. I. 

23. f. 97. Modus faciendi Homagium et Fidelitatem. {Temp, incert^ 
This is inserted in the printed copies as a Statute of 17 Edw. IL, and has 

many various readings. See Record edition, I. 227. 

24. f. 976. Dies Communes in Banco. [Temp, incert.^ (Latin.) 

25. f. 98. Dies Communes in Placito Dotis. [Temp. incert.'\ (Latin.) 
This and the preceding Instniment have been usually printed as of 61 

Hen. III. See Record edition, I. 208. 

26. f. 98 6. Statutum de coujunctim FeoflFatis. 34 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

27. f. 100. Addicio Foreste. 34 Edw. I. (Latm.) 

28. f. 101 6. Statutum de Aportis Religiosorum. [Stat. Karlioli. 35 
Edw. I.] (Latin.) 

29. f. 1036. Prerogativa Regis. [ rem/), incer^] (Latin.) 

Inserted in the printed copies as a Statute of Edw. II. See Record edi- 
tion, I. 226. 

30. f. 106. Statutum de Chaumpart. [Temp, incert.] 

This has been usually printed as of 33 Edw. I. See Record edition, 
I. 216. 

31. f. 106. Articulus Statuti Gloucestrie per dnm E. quondam Rcgem 
Anglic, patrem dni E. Regis nunc. Anno regni sui nono, et Consilium, cor- 
rectus pro quibus [Civibus] Lend, de forinsecis vocatis ad Warrantum in 
Hustenge London. 

At the end of the French text it is stated (in Latin) that a Writ from the 
King, dated 2 May in the same year, was issued, commanding the observance 
of the Article, notwithstanding that it did not in all respects agree with the 
Statute of Gloucester. See Record edition, I. 52. 

32. f. 106 6. Modus calumpniandi cssonia. [Temp, inrert.'] (Latin.) 
Inserted in the printed copies as a Statute of 33 Edw. I. See Record 

edition, I. 217. 


Then follows, at the hottom of f. 107, a short form of prayer, at the end 
of which is, 

* Papa J. XXII. concessit iii. dies venie omnibus hunc ordinem dicentibus; 
et fiiit pupplicatum Avinon, Die Jovis, in Festo Corporis Christi, Anno Dni 


On f. 107 b. 'Joachim in majori libro De Concordanciis.' 

Then follow five prophecies, for the years 18.50 — 54 — 57 — 60 — 65 re- 

Joachim, Abbot of Corazzo, distinguished for his pretended prophecies, 
died in 1202. 

This is followed by a paragraph of seven lines, explaining the value of 
the ten numerical figures according to their relative position. 

33. f. 107 b. Statutum de prisoms prisonam frangentibus. 22 Edw. I. 
The Record edition assigns this to 23 Edw. I. ; the old printed copies 

refer it to 1 Edw. II. 

Between this and the succeeding Statute come the following : 


* Sunt in Anglia ecclesie parochiales xlv. m. et xL ecclesie. Item villa 

I JX 1 

Iii. m. iiii. Item feoda raUitum Ls. m. ccxv. e quibus Religiosi habent 

xxviiL m. xv.' 

And the partition of the earth by Noah between his three sons. 

34. f. 108. Statutum novum de terris Templariorum. 17 Edw. II. 

Little more than one-fourth of this Statute is given, two blank leaves 
being left apparently for its completion. 

35. f. 111. Consuetudines Foreste. [^Temp. incert.'\ (Latin.) 

This MS. does not give the entire Instrument, and ends with the same 
sentence as the 3fS. Cott. Fesp. B. vii. 

36. f. Ill ft. Statutum Exonie. [Temp, incert.] 

Ascribed in the printed copies to 14 Edw. I. See Record edition, I. 210. 

37. f. 114 ft. De Anno Bisextili. 44 Hen. III. (Latin.) 
The old printed copies ascribe this to 21 Hex. III. 

38. f. 115. Statutum de Bigamis. 4 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

39. f. 116. Statutum de Prohibicione. [Gircumspecte Agatis. 13 Edw. 
I.] (Latin.) 

40. f. 116. Articuli contra Prohibiciones. (Latin.) 

Some MSS. give the two preceding Instruments as one Statute. See 
Record edition, I. 101. 

41. £1166. Statutum de Ponderibus. [Temp, incert.'] (Latin.) 

42. £, 117. Statutum de Scaccario. [Temp, incert.] 
4-3. f. 119. Districtiones ScaccariL [Temp, incert.] 

The two preceding Instruments have generally been attributed to 51 
Hex. III. In the Record edition (I. 197) they are printed as one Statute. 


44. f. 119ft. De Moneta. [Temp incert'] 

This consists of what are entitled in the printed copies * Statutum de 
Moneta Magnum/ and ' Articuli de Moneta,' and attributed to 20 Enw. I. 
The latter is in Latin, and dated ' A pud W. anno regni nostri xu.' See 
Record edition, I. 219, note. 

45. f, 121. Pena Pistoris. [Temp, incert.] (Latin.) 

In various printed copies ascribed to 51 Hen. III. and 13 Edw. I. 

46. f. 122. Officium Coronatoris. 4 Edw. I. (Latin.) 

Without title in the MS. : this is supplied from the Record edition, 
• I. 40. 

47. f. 123. De Perambulatione. [Statutum Secundum] 1 Edw. III. 

48. f. 125. Statutum Primum, 1 Edw. Ill, QCome Hugh le De- 

49. f. 128. Statutum de Northampton. 2 Edw. III. 

50. f. 132. Statutum apud Westm. 4 Edw. III. 

51. f. 135. De Drawelatches. [Statutum apud Westm.] 5 Edw. III. 

2. A Collection of Writs. 

These are in French, and occupy fF. 142 — 182. 

Upon a fly-leaf at the beginning of the volume is the name of ' Tho: 
Palmer, Arm.' in a handwriting of the latter part of the xvith century. 

X905 li. VI. 26. 

A 12mo, on vellum, containing ff. 101, with 26 lines in a 
page. Date, the xvth century. There are signatures in eights. 
A later hand has numbered the pages. 

1. pp. 1—158. A Series op Tracts in English on having 
the Scriptures in the Vulgar Tongue, &c. 

There is a notice concerning this volume, and some pages are printed at 
p. xiv. Preface, of the WycliflFe Bible, edit. Forshall and Madden, 4to, Ox- 
ford, 1850. 

p. 1. Tract 1. begins : 

Alia cristine peple stant in \>re maner folke... 

...)>e more he schal love zou. Amen, 
p. 43. Tract ii. begins : 

pis prevc)) \)&i \mi ben blessed ))a lonen Goddis la we. Our Lord 
Jhu crist... 



...grace to make a good eende. Amen. 
Two other copies of this Tract appear in the British Museum as one of 
the Prologues to Wycliffe's translation of Clement's Harmony. See Pref. to 
the Wycliffe Bible (see above), where it is printed entire from the Arundel 
MS. 254. The prayer for grace ' to suflFre deth joyfully for thee and thy 
la we ' is not in the present MS. 
p. 49. Tract in. begins : 

Many croniculis ben fals but al J)e gospel is trwe. Onre Lorde Jhi 

...]7anne many philosoris techynge. 

p. 62. Tract iv. begins : 

And anojjer sentens come£n]dynge })e gospel in our moder tunge. 
Cristen men onderstonden... 

. . todrawe oure bodi wi}) his fleische hookis. 
p. 56. Tract v. begins : 

Anojier sentens schewynge ]>at J)e peple may hare holy writ in her 
moder tunge lefully. The S3le Qsic] or fervoxir of love of J)in hous. . . 

...and kepe in worde and werke, fat lyvej), &c. Amen, 
p. 80. Tract vi. begins : 

J)is Jjat sue)? schewej) fat al foo be in g^et perel fat letten fe testa- 
ment of crist to be knowen and kept of J)e peple. Firste wite ech 

Ends : 

...and is cursid of God. 
p. 82. Tract vii. begins : 

fis trettf fat folewj? provef fat eche nacioun may lefully have 
holy writ in here moder tunge. Sifen fat fe troufe of God... 

...And lyvynge feraftur, Merciful God. Amen. 

p. 91. Tract viii. begins : 

Anof er chapiter strengf inge fe sententis fat goon bifore. Crist seif 
in fe Gospel.. 
Ends: plante vertues and distri vices. 

p. 93. Tract ix. begins : 

Wordis dispjTige fe loveres of goddis lawe. pese ben fe armes of 
AnticristLs disciplis. . 



...heresie and blasj>emye. Amen, 
p. 98. Tract x. begins : 

A Lamentacion ])at fe lawes staturis and custummes of synfiil men 
ben gretly magnified and enhaunsed, but Cristis lawe is Icid a slepc 
and lytel set by of Antecrist and of his fals clerkis. Lamcnia. A Dere 
god Lord oftrwpe... 

...fro J)e bigjTmynge ofpe world unto fis tyme. Amen, 
p. 102. Tract xi. begins : 

A commendacioun of holy writ in our owne langage. Holy writ haj> 
fe lyknesse... 

Ends: pis valeye of teris Gracius God. Amen, 
p. 116. Tract XII. begins : 

A dialoge ds hie were of a wyse man and of a fole denyi[n]ge |>e 
trwefe wi); fablis. Non occides. pis is J>e fifj^e heste... 
* J>e wliiche cuntre he ws brynge J)at lyvejj and rengne]> wit 

outen endenge merciful God. Amen. 

2. pp. 158 — 202. 'A trytis ]>ai is clepid Lucistrye, how 
a disciply axid questiouns of his master and ]>e master assoili)? 


Now J>e disciple saij), Gloriouse master, I praie \>e... 


. . so many love tokenes ben schewed to hym. 

This is in part a translation of the ' Elucidarium ' ascribed to S. Anselm. 
See li. I. 22, § 9. But the doctrines are those of the Lollards. Three leaves 
have been cut out in this part after p. 192. This ia not taken account of in 
the paging. 

1906 li* VI. 27. 

A 12mo, containing ff. 178, with 22 lines in a page. Date, 
the xvth century. 
1. ff. 1—162. 

* Petri Blesensis Epistol^.* 

MagLster P. Blescnsb Bathon^ &c. Scio quia ex sinccra dilectione. . ■ 

Epist. 18, cd. Giles. 





...vicem martirii recompenset. 

The last epistle being the ' Tractatus de institutione episcopL' Ed. Giles, 
11. p. Ixi. 

2. ff. 162—176. 
'Tractatus ejusdem de Ierosolomitana peregrin a- 


Begins : 

Dominis sociis, &c. Quis dabit capiti meo aquam .. 

...propicius esto terre populi tui. 

3. fF. 176—178. 

'Idem magtstro Philippo.^ 

Perse verantiam salutis et lingue modestiam... 


. . penitentem veteri amicicie satisfecit. 

At the end is the name Thomas Abendone. 

This MS. is marked 5 in Giles's edition, ii. p. 283. 

1907 Ii* VI. 28. 

A duodecimo, on parchment, containing 148 leaves, with 27 
lines in a page, written in Latin, in a hand of the early part of the 
XIV th century, with coloured initial letters. 

Registrum Brevium. 

1908 Ii* VI. 29. 

A duodecimo, on paper, containing 110 leaves, numbered as 
107, (many of which are blank,) written in a hand of the latter 
part of the xvith century. On a fly-leaf at the beginning is a 
Table of Contents. 

William Lambabde on the Office op Composition8 for 

1. ff. 1—20. ' Discourse of the Office of Compositions for Alienations.' 


Begins : 

All the Finances (or Revenues) of the Imperial Crowne of this 
Realme of England bee, eyther Extraordinarie, or Ordinary... 


...and whatever extraordinarie supplies, that otherwise must of ne- 
cessitie bee had and levyed upon them. 
Subjoined is this note: * Look the enlarged cople herof in 4°. which was 
done in Novemb. 1595.' 

2. ff. 21 — 25, ' A Declaration of the yearely profiles of this Office (prima 
&cie) synce the first erection therof Ql8 Eliz.]].' 

3. fF. 25/;* — 26. ' The casual and standing Fees theare.' 

4. fF. 266 — 34. ' Precedentes of the Practize theare.' 
6. ff. 37— 43. 'Of the Tenure in Cheif.' 

6. ff. 436-48. ' Of Tenures not in Cheif.' 

7. ff. 50 — 52. 'Graund Serjeancie.' 

8. f. 53. ' Petite Scrjeancie.' 

9. fF. 64 — 66. * Licence of Alienation.' 

10. ff. 67—62. * Alienations diverse.' 

11. fF. 64— 68. 'Processe and Fine.' 

12. flF. 70—73. ' Pardone for Alienations.' 

13. f. 75. ' Homage and Fealtie.' 

14. fF. 77 — 82. ' The case of Sr Thomas Tresham argued (upon a fine 
for Alienation without Licence) by Mr Kdm. Plowden, 25 Elizabeth.' 

16. f. 88. * Warde, Marriage, Reliefe, and the King's Wydowe.' 

The Author's name (spelt Lambeord), preceded by the words avv 6fc», 

is written in Saxon characters, with the date 1590, at the beginning and end 

of the first Discourse, and also upon f. 366. 

This MS. is mentioned by Tanner (p. 462). It hiis not been printed. 

For a notice of Lambarde, see BiUioth. Top. Brit. I. 493 — 630, 

1909 li. VI. 30. 

A 12mo, on paper, with parchment-guards inserted in the 
middle and at the beginning and end of each quire, containing 
ff. 120, with 27 Hnes in a page. Date, the xvth century. The 
initial letters are blue. 

1. ff. 1 — 69. SuMMA Theologize. 
Begins : 

Ad instnictionem juniorum quibus non vacat .. 

...tunc foret niortale. 


A list of beatitudines, preparaciones, dona, &c., follows. 

This is stated at the beginning to be a compilation * de dictis Catholi- 
corum magistrorum ' for the use of ' Juniores' who have not leisure 'opus- 
culorum variorum prolixitatem perscrutari.' It treats of Articula fidei, 
Decem precepta, 7 petitiones, 7 sacramenta, 7 virtutes, 7 dona, 8 beatitu- 
dines, 7 vicia tarn nature quam voluntatis. 

2. ff. 69 — 74. * Libellus magistri Hugonis de Sancto 
Victors de studio sive virtute oraxdi.' 


Quo studio et quo afFectu . . 
Ends: ara cordis adoletur eique semper laudes dentur. Amen. 
Opp. ed. Migne, Par. 1854, T. ii. coll. 977—988. 
Two A'o/^B follow, De Virtute Confessionis and De Temptacione. 

3. fif. 76 — 106. ' Liber Florum coUectus et concinnatiis 
de diversis libris sumrai et incomparabilis doctoris sanctissimi 
patris nostri Augustini.' 


Da michi domine scire et inteUigere quis sis. . . 

...sic invenietur sic aperietur Te prestante qui, &c. 
A note from S. Jerome, De Penitencia, foUows. 

4. ff. 107 — 116. ' Tractatus compositus a fratre Willelmo 
Flete de remediis contra temptaciones.' 

Begins : 

Quia sicut ait apostolus sine fide... 

Ends: sua secretissima introducet quod ipse dignetur facere qui, &c. 
W. Flete flourished in 1380; see Tanner, BiNioth. p. 288, who men- 
tions this MS. 

5. ff. 117 — 119. Tractatus magistri Hugonis de obli- 


Begins : 

Incipientem doctus interrogas... 
Ends: bonum nostrum non disponat. 

The first part of this is ^liscell. Tit. Ixxiv. Lib. i. of Hugo of S. Victor, 
Opp. T. ui. coll. 509, ed. Migne. 



It is followed by short extracts de amove Dei, de ahstinentia, &c., from 
SS. Augustine, Gregory, Jerome, &c. The last b De Caritate from S. Au- 

»9»o li. VI. 31. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 64, with 15 lines in 
a page. Date, the xvth century. A modern hand has numbered 
the leaves, and written some marginal notes. 

*The Pystle of Pryvate Cowncelle.' 

Begins : 

Goostly frende in god as towchyng thyn inwarde occupacyon... 

...bowght w* hys precyous blode. Amen. 

This is the same treatise as that in Ff. vi. 41, § 1. It is perhaps by Wal- 
ter Hilton. 

In the last leaf is the name Peeter Hooker, 1613. 

1911 li. VI. 32. 

A very small quarto, on parchment, containing 86 leaves, the 
1st and 28th single, the rest in eight quires of six sheets each, 
except the first, which has but one sheet, and the last, which has 
five. A full page contains from 22 to 26 lines. 


RONYMi CUM Symbolo Apostolorum. The handwriting is the 
set Irish character of the viiith or ixth century, and the volume 
has all the marks of the Irish school as described in VVestwood's 
Palceographia. The first three Gospels and some of the illumi- 
nations are unfinished. 

1. ff. 1 — 3. St Matth. i. 1 — 17, 'Liber — generationes xnii,' with the 
colophon, ' Finit prologus. Item incipit nunc euangelium secundum ma- 
theum.' This prologue begins on f. 2 a, with an illuminated initial and 
border, facing a picture of the four evangelists on 1 i (1 a is blank) : and 
ends lialf way down 3 a ; the rest of the page, and 3 b, originally left blank, 
are now occupied by the documents described below. No. III. 

2. flF. 4—15. St Matth. i. 18— vii. 23, ' Christi— iniquitatem.' This be- 
gins on f. 6 a, with an illuminated initial and border, facing a picture of 
St Matthew on 4ft (4a was left blank); and ends on Ifia; 16ft is blank. 
At the top of f. 6 a, outside the border, are the words ' innomine sec trini- 
taUs' in the original scribe's handwriting. 


3. flF. 16 — 27. St Mark i. 1 — v. 35, ' Initium — archisinagogo.' The 
text begins on f. 17 a, with border, &c. as in Nos. 1 and 2, and ends on 27 ft. 

4. fif. 29 — iO. St Luke i. 1 — iv. 2, 'Quoniam — diabulo.' The text begins 
on f. 30 a, as the former gospels, and ends half way down 40 a ; the rest of 
the page, and 40 b, were left blank. 

6. flF. 41 — 86. St John complete, and the Apostles' Creed. St John begins 
on f. 42 a, as the former gospels, and ends half way down 84 b, with the colo- 
phon, * Explicit euangelium secundum iohannem ;' the rest of the page is 
filled up by a rude illumination. On f. 8o a is the Creed, and immediately 
below it the colophon in Gaelic, ' Ferchubus caichduin imbia arrath inle- 
bran colli" aratardda bendacht foranmain intruagain rodscribai.' ff. 8ob and 
86 a are filled with illuminations ; 86 6 is blank. 

II. The concluding portion of a Mass, according to the 
ANCIENT Scottish rite; handwriting, Irish, of the xith centurj'. 

This occupies the verso of the inserted leaf 28 (28 a is blank), and f. 29 a. 
It contains 'Item orutio ante dominicam orationem. Creator naturarum...;' 
the Post dominicam orationem, ' Libera nos Domine a malo Amen christe 
ihesu custodi nos...;' the Communio, in the words 'Corpus cum sangine 
Domini nostri ihesu christi sanitas sit tibi in vitam perpetuam et salutem,' 
preceded by a rubric in Gaelic ; then the anthem 'ReflFecti christi...,' and 
the Consummatio Missce, 'Deus tibi gratias...Finit.' Compare the Missce 
Dominicaies in the Missale Gothicum pr. by Thomasi (Codices Sacramen- 
torum, RomsB, 1680, 4°) ; the Missa de infrmis in the Book of Dimma 
(Betham's Ir. Ant. Researches, Dubl. 1826-7, 8°), and Dr Todd's paper on 
the E. of Ashbumham's Sacramentary, in Vol. xxui. of the R. I. A. Trans- 

III. A small Cartulary of the clerics of Deer, WTitten 
by several hands, in Gaelic and Latin, about the middle of the 
xiith century. 

1. Legend of the mission of St Drostan, beginning, 'Columcille acas 
drostan mac cosgreg adalta tangator ahi... ;' and list of early grants of lands 
and immunities, beginning, 'Comgeall mac eda dorat liaorti nice furene 
docolumcille acas dodrostan....' These are both in Gaelic, in one hand- 
writing, and occupy the lower half of f. 3 o, 3 b, and the upper half of 4 a. 

2. Two grants of 'Gartnait mac cannech acas ete ingen gillemichel,' 
with names of witnesses ; the first is dated the 8th year of King David (a. d. 
11 §4^). Both are in (Jaelic, in one handwriting, and occupy the lower half 
of f.'4 a. 

3. Grant o/"*Donchad mac mec bead mec hidid,' with names of witnesses, 
followed by an account of some more donations ; without date, but a few 
years later than No. 2. These are in Gaelic, in one handwriting, and fill 
the outer and lower margins of f. 4 b. 

M M 2 


4. Grant of 'Colbain mormaer buchan acas eua ingen gamait aben 
phusta acas donnachac mac sithig toesech clenni morgainn,' with names of 
witnesses; without date, but shortly after the death of David I. It is in 
Gaelic, in a handwriting in which additions have been made to Nos. 1 and 
3 ; and fills the outer and lower margins of f. 6 a. 

5. Grant of David I. to the clerics of Deer, with names of witnesses ; dated 
at Aberdeen, without year, but clearly of the very end of his reign. This is 
in Latin, in the ordinary character of that date, and was probably written 
in at the time. It refers to previous grants, ' sicut in libro eorum scribtum 
est,' probably alluding to the Gaelic entries in this very volume. 

19X2 li. VI. 33. 

A 12mo, on paper, of 71 leaves, in writing of the xvth and 
xvith centuries. 

Two Medical Tracts on the Diseases of Women. 

1. ff. 1 — 32. ^A hoke mad hy a woman named Rota of the 
prive sicknesses that long to a woman toith msdicynes to helpe them 
in ther neade^ 

This part is in a large bad hand. 

2. ff. 33 — 68 a. A Treatise on the same subject. 

This is well written, with red initials, &c., and 21 lines in a page. The 
author professes to have selected and translated ' out of French and Latyn 
into Inglysh, be cawse that women of cure tunge canne bettir reede and 
understonde this langage than ony other.' 


Oure Lord God whan he had storid the wor[l]d of all creatures... 

On the last two leaves are some receipts in the same hand as § 1 . 

1»13 li. VI. 34. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 56, with 25 lines in a 
page. Date, the xvith century. It is bound up with the pre- 
ceding MS. 

1. ff. 1—36. 



Glorioso principi potestates aereas... 

...gratiarum actio et vox laudis. 


This will be found in Fabricii Codex Pseudepigr. Vet. Test. i. pp. 441 — 
496. See also Dd. iv. 35, § 9. Both these MSS. contain two additional 
Letters besides what Fabricius gives : they are headed E. 19, Detractorum 
ad J[oseph.] super regali reformacione. E. 20, J. super detractorum seda- 

2. ff. 37—44. 


3. ff. 45—56. 

'Exordia Senece cum coxclusionibds.' 

Begins : 

Ordo racionia expostulat... 

...vivere possitis in statu debito et honore. 

X914 li VL 35. 

A small 12mo, on paper, containing 87 leaves, with about 28 
lines in each page, in a handwriting of the xviith century. 

Latin Plays and Odes. 

1. * Fratrum Concordia sceua, sine Ze7io tragoedia, R. P. I. S. 
anno 1631 acta.' 

Begins (' Protasis, Seen. Prim.' fol. 36) : 

Compesce murmur serfs infausti tuba... 
Printed 1648. Cf. Retrospective Review, xii. 30. 

2. '' Ludit in Humanis Divina potentia rebus: Ultio Divina^ 
sine Leo Armemis, tragoedia."* 

Begins ('Act. Prim. Seen. Prim.' foL 44 b) : 

Augu5te mundi rector Eoi Leo... 
Cf. Retrospective Review, xii. 28. 

3. Short Latin Poenis^ with the following titles : 

1. * Deliberatio Francisci Borgiae de Mundo linquendo,' (fol. 79 b.) 

2. * Votum Telluris ad nascentem Christum,' (fol. 81 b.) 

3. * Ad Angelos vt S. lo. Baptistam paruulum in eremo inuisant,* (foL 
84 a.) 

4. ' Ad Pandoram rt pyxidem fatalem claudat,' (foL 85 b.) 

1915 li. VI. 36. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 82, with 17 lines in each 
page. Date, the xivth century. 


The contents are, 

1. f. 3. A variety of Prayers and Hymns to our Lord and 
the Blessed Virgin Mary, and S. Blaise. Among them a long 
one, ' quam beatus Augustinus angelo dictante scripsit.' 

2. f. 15. The seven penitential Psalms^ with the Litany. 

3. f. 31. Vigilice mortuorum. 

4. f. 59. Commendatio animarum. 

5. f. 73. Prayers to our Lord, S, Michael, the guardian 
angel, S. Peter, S. Paul, &c., the MS. ending f. 82, with a prayer 
to S. Stephen. 

On f. 3 is written, Liber monachorum beate marie virginis do Thama. 

1916 li. VI. 37. 

A 12mo, on paper, containing flf. 96 with 22 lines in a page. 
Date, 1514. 

'Epistolarttm beatissimi Padli nova et ele^ans translacio 
sequundum veritatem Greci sermonis quo omnes scriptae sunt 
prseter earn quae est ad Hebrseos.' 

At the end is written, reKos 8to toC ToS'ppiSov tov 'ApfiTjXaTov trti diro 
Qfoyovlas ;(iXto(rTW Tr(vraKo<rio<TT<a tS. 

At the beginning is a rude drawing of a ship and the name Thomas 
Cotton. A portion of a legal instrument, dated 1458, has been pasted on to 
the covers. 

1917 li. VI. 38. 

A thick duodecimo, on vellum, containing ff. 309, with 13 lines 
in each page. The initial letters are alternately red and blue. 
Date, the xivth century. 

A Book of Hours in the Dutch Language. 

The Kalendar occupies the first 12 leaves, and the Hours of our Lady 
follow, the leaf containing the commencement being lost ; so that they begin 
with the first verse of the Jubilate, 'heer hiet ons jubilieren:' in f. 84 
follow, * die ewige wiisheit getide ' [hours of the eternal M'^isdom] : in f. 1.31, 
the seven penitential psalms (the greater part off. 131 being torn away for 
the sake of the illuminated initial), followed by the Litany : f 167, ' die ghe- 
tide van den heilighen ghust * [hours of the Holy Ghost] : f. 182, without 


any heading rubrick, the Hours of the Cross : f. 197, * die vigilie van drien 
lessen ' [Vigilise mortuorum] : and from 244 b to the end are a number of 
prayers, usually headed ' Een goet gebet,' by S. Ambrose, S. Thomas Aqui- 
nas, &c, to be used before the Sacrament, or on different saints' days, &c. 

19»« li. VI. 39. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 247, with about 30 lines 
in a page. Written in various hands of the xivth century. 

A Collection op Theological Tracts, with the exception 

The first four leaves are scribbled over in an illegible hand. 

1. fF. 5 — 66. 'Liber Platearii' de Passionibus et eorum 
curis; or, Platearii Practica. 

See Dd. ni. 61, 2. 

Begins (the first page being almost illegible from stains and damp) : 

Amicum induit qui justis amicorum precibus condescendit. 

...fistule truncatur. 

2. ff. 67 — 71 . A fragment (anonymous) of The Flores Doc- 
torum of Thomas Palmerarms. 


Abstinencia. Bonum est in cibo cum gratiarum accione... 

...amor non est. 
Printed repeatedly. See Ff. vi. 35, $ 1 . 

3. flf. 71 — 74. ^ A tretis of mayndenhod^ 

Sister, we greten jow of inward herte... 

...charite wij) long abidingnes. 
Probably by Hampole. See li. vi. 55, § 5. 

4. ff. 75 — 118. '■A hok of contemplacioun the wich is clepid 
]>e cloicde of unknowyng in \e wich a somle is oned «?' god!' 

Begins (after the prayer 'God vnto wom alle hertes ben open...,' a pro- 
logue ' In J)e name of ])e fader...,' and the list of chapters) : 

Gostli frende in god, I prye fe and I beseche ]je... 

. . .aUe goddes loveres in erjje. Amen. 
This treatise is attributed to Walter Hilton and William Exmeuse. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 272, and Ff. vi. 41, § 2. 


5. ff. 118 — 120. '-4 Sermoun of Seynt Austin how man is 
maad to ]>e yrnage and \e liknes of god his makere.'' 


How greet b ]7e dignete of mannes makyng... 
Ends: J>e secounde Adam J>at is in crist. 
This is the Sermon *de Imagine et Similitudine.' S. Ambros. 0pp. 
Migne, Par. 1845, T. ii. col. 1015. See also li. vi. 59, 5. 

6. ff. 120 — 131. '■A hooky Bicard of Seynt Victore maad 
up ]fe historie of Joseph and of his xii sones, and is callid Beniamt/n^ 

Begiiis : 

A gret clerk J)at men callen Richard of Seynt Victore. . . 
Ends: raueschynge of mynde. 

This is an abridged translation of the Benjamin Minor of Richard of 
S. Victor. See Opp. ed, Migne, coll. 1 — 64. 

A prayer, 'O )m merciful lord God...' follows. 

7. ff. 132 — 155, '■Hugo de ConscienciaJ* 
Begins : 

Domus hec in qua habitamus... 


...quam terrestrium occupacione. 
Some lines in alliterative verse follow, beginning : 

Valeat in Christo et vigeat qui verum videat. 

Man among thi mirfe pis have in mynde... 

8. ff. 156 — 160. '' Sanctus Alrediis de vera amicicia^ 
Begins : 

Est enim ait regressus ad amicum... 

...cum deus fuerit omnia in omnibus. Amen. 
This is an extract from S. Aelred's work, ' De Spirituali Amicitia' 

9. ff. 160, 161. ^ Bemardus de dignitate sacerdotum.^ 

O quantam dignitatem contulit vobis deus... 


...omnibus dico vigUate, etc. 

10. ff. 161—163. ' Oraiio Thome de Alquin," in English. 

O \>0M^ merciful lord god, I beseche )>e... 



...]>' nevere schal have ende. Amen. 

This is printed in the old Service books, and has been recently printed in 
Chambers's Companion to Confession. Lond. 1853. 

11. ff. 164 — 175. ^ Liber de doctrina dicendi et tacendi ah 
Alberfano causidico Brissiensi de hora sancte agathe compositm et 


Inicio et medio ac fine mei tractatus..- 
Ends: etema gaudia nos faciat pervenire. Amen. 
Printed, Davent. 1490, &c. See Fabricius, BM. Med. et Infim. Latin, i. 
p. 39. 

12. ff. 175 — 186. A dialogue^ in English, unfinished, On 

the Evils of Life, between Adversite and Resoun. 


Nature was not my frende. .. 

Ends: schulde tume to swetnesse. Adversite... 

IS. ff. 188 — 194. ' Scala Claustralium que dicifur Scala cell,'' 
Auctore Adamo Carthusiensi ^the last words being added by Bishop 

Cum die quadam corporali manuum labore... 

...delicatus est, sponsus est, nobilis est. 
This treatise will be found among the spurious works of S. Augustine, 
T. VI. Append, col. 1452 (Scala Paradisi), and S. Bernard, T. ii. col. 647, ed. 
Par. 1839, where it is given to Guigo Carthusiensis. This MS. differs con- 
siderably from the printed editions. 

This is followed by a prayer, and two hymns. 
The first begins : 

Omnibus consideratis paradisns voluptatis es Ihesu piissime 
In te fons patemitatis omnes fructus suavitatis plantavit plenissime. 
The second . 

O crux frutex salvificus vivo fonte rigatus. 

This is the * Planctus Bonaventurse de Christo.' See Mone's Hymni 
Latini Medii cevi, i. p. 150. 

14. ff. 196 — 211. ' Tractatus de duodecim utilitatihus trihu- 
lacionis'' Adami. 


Begins : 

Da nobis auxilium in tribulacione... 


...nos introire in regnum celoruni. Ad quod nos perducat qui, &c. 
Printed, Lond. 1630. See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 7. 
A liymn follows, beginning : 

Sponsa Joseph dia genetrix lux virgo Maria 

Primula virtutis rosa, nostra porta salutis. 
The next 3 leaves are blank, excepting that one containing the beginning 
of an indenture made in the reign of Elizabeth. 

15. ff. 216 — 221. ^Hieronimus contra Jomnianum de casti- 
iate mulierum^ 
Begins : 

Satis habundeque christiane pudicicie... 

...Epicuri luxuriam susceperunt. 
This contains Lib. i. capp. 41 — 49, Lib. ii. capp. 6 — 14, i. cap. 28, and 
the last chapter of Lib. ii. Opp. T. ii. 

The explanation of the word * Rome ' follows. 

Various notes follow, one about a village near 'Wudestoke,' where S. 
Augustine preached ; and some lines giving a list of words which are used 
in two or more senses, beginning : 

Augustus-ti-to Cesar vel mensis habeto, &c. 

1919 Ii. VI. 40. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 219, with 23 lines in a 
page. Date, the xvth century. 

A Collection of Theological Tracts in English, (ex- 
cepting § 1,) by RoLLE of Hampole. 

1. ff. 1, 2. A Prayer to our Lord^ in Latin. 

2. ff. 4 — 73. ^ An holy mater ]fe which is clepid xii chapi- 

Begins : 

In the begynning and endyng of al good werkis. . . 


. . al grace for his g^et mercy. Amen. 
These are the * Contemplacyons' of Richard RoUe of Hampole, which 
were printed by Wynkyn de Worde. 

The last two chapters of the MS. are not in the printed edition. 


3. ff. 74, 75. 'Atretisofperfi/tlove: 
Begins : 

Dere frendys 36 wote wele... 

. . .fat to fore was gostly. 

4. ff. 75 — 94. '■ A tretis of tribulucion!' 
Begins : 

Seynt poule techi|) us. . . 

...fe which graunt us to fulfil J)e holy trinite. Amen. 

5. ff. 94 — 190. '■ A tretis of pater noster.'' 

To my dere suster in god... 

. . .to love him perfytly into oure last end. 

6. ff. 190 — 197. '-4 charter of remission.'' 

Every wise man J)at cleymi]) his heritage... 

. ..seij) seynt Austyne in his booke to the Cerk. 

7. ff- 197 — 206. '■In ^is tretis we are iau}t how we schul 
love God on al wise.'' 

Begins : 

The commaundmente of God is that we love. . . 

. . .in y&i hangi]) al }>e law. 

8. ff. 206. '^ A devout meditacion of Ric. Harnpol.'' 
Begins : 

First ])ou schalt finke how fis world... 

...we feble wrechis and frele au5tyn for to do. Amen. 
See Tanner, Biblioth. p. 375, who mentions this ilS. 
In f. 186 the name ' Edmund Bramptone' is written. 

1920 Ii« VI. 41. 

A duodecimo, on paper, consisting of 90 leaves (excluding 
blanks at the end), each page containing about 28 lines, very 
beautifully written in a hand which seems to belong to the xviith 


century. The titles of the works are written within ornamented 
shields, and other parts of the MS. are rubricated and coloured. 
The different treatises are paged separately. 

1. ''EiiriKT^Tov ey^^eipidioy.* 
Begins (fol. 2) : 

rav SvTav Tci ftfv fan... (c. 1.) 
Ends (fol. 22 b) : 

AwTos Kai MfXiTos airoKTuvai fuv bvvavrax, PKa<^ai d' ov. (c. ult.) 
Fmis capitum 79. 

2. * AirrouTTOV fivQoi.'' 
Begins (fol. 25 6) : 

*A«Tor Koi dXwTnj^ <Pi\i(odfVTts . . . (^8op. et al. Fab. fol. 64 &, od. 
Par. 1549). 

Ends (fol. 796): 

ovTO) vforrjs novtlv ovk ede\ov(Ta napa to yrjpag KaKoirpayd. {Id. fol. 

3. * Mv0ot Tal^piov' EWrjvos, rer/oaVrt^a.* 
Begins (fol. 806): 

'Avdpos iroalv irarfiTo nfrpivos Xeav... {id. fol. 146 b.) 
Ends (fol. 896): 

avvoiKflv iv ir6k«Tt Toiis Kcucois. {id. fol. 158 b.) 

1921 11. VI. 42. 

A duodecimo, on parchment, containing 151 leaves, with about 
30 lines in a page, written in Latin, in a hand of the early part of 
the xivth century. The last 5 leaves are badly written in a later 


Registrum Bbevium. 

Upon a fly-leaf at the beginning is a list of 37 Counties, arranged in 
six groups, with the names of 3 persons connected with each group, — 
they appear to have been the Judges of Assize for those Counties, and pro- 
bably for about the year 1340. See Foss's Judges. 

19ZZ li. VI. 43. 

A 12mo, on parchment, containing ff. 166, with 21 lines in a 
page. Date, the xvth century. 


A Manual op Praters, Htmxs, and Meditations in 
Latin and English. 

The contents are as follows: 

f. 1. ']>e ten commaundementys of almysty God, wyche he comaondid 
us to kepe up on pejTie of euerlastynge dampnacioun.' 

f. 7- ' fe seven dedly synnis : ' followed by ']>e seven werk